Why Encino Rat Control is Important

Why Encino Rat Control is Important

Encino is a neighborhood located in Los Angeles, California’s San Fernando Valley region.  It also has a rich Native American history.  Did you know Encino got its name from all its mighty oak trees?  Encino is Spanish for “oak tree.”  We wouldn’t want rats nibbling on those beautiful oak trees, would we?

Why Encino Should Worry About Rat Control

Even though Encino doesn’t have a known rat problem, Encino rat control should still be a priority for the city.  Why?  Rats don’t care about your geographical location.  They will go wherever they want, and no town is safe.  Encino should educate themselves on the signs of a rat infestation, so they will be prepared if they ever have this type of problem.

Rat Infestation Signs

  • Rat droppings
  • Rats have terrible eyesight and use dirt and grime on their bodies to make a familiar path to follow.  Look out for grime-coated rub marks.
  • Rat Holes or Nests:  Some rats use holes to borrow through paths, store food, and as a place to sleep.  Other rats may prefer making nests to living in holes. 
  • Scratching Noises:  Rats are excellent climbers, and you’ll be able to hear them doing it by the scratching sounds their paws make.
  • Since rats use dirt and grime on them to their advantage, footprints will probably be easier to spot.  One way to test for rats is to sprinkle talcum powder or flour on the floor and see if any little prints show up.

Rats Can Get Onto Roofs

Not even Encino rooftops are safe from rats.  Roof rats are usually white-bellied, grey-bellied, rats that have stowed onto ships, or Alexandrine rats.  They are not fans of the cold but can thrive in a warm Encino climate.  Rats are very adaptive, which is another reason why Encino rat control should be an investment for the city.

Signs of roof rats may include:

  • Hearing movement inside walls or attics
  • Droppings, chewed wood or pipes
  • Tunnels in your installation

Act fast if you see these signs because roof rats reproduce quickly and form large populations.

Rats Carry Transmissible Diseases

Rats are notoriously filthy creatures, and with good reason. They carry a whole host of transmissible diseases that can be transmitted to humans through their contact with rats or by coming into contact with items that have been in contact with rats. These include:

1. Leptospirosis, which causes fever, headache, muscle pain, chills, and vomiting. It can lead to meningitis in some cases.

2. Salmonella, which causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps and vomiting within 12-72 hours of exposure.

3. Rat-Bite Fever (Streptobacillus moniliformis), which causes fever and headache within a week of being bitten by a rat or other rodent (such as mice). It can also cause death in rare cases due to septicemia (blood poisoning).

4. Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), caused by the Sin Nombre virus transmitted by urine, droppings, and saliva from infected deer mice or white-footed mice living in areas where humans live or visit frequently (such as cabins or campsites). The first symptoms include flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, and muscle aches followed by respiratory problems such as shortness of breath.

5. Bubonic Plague, caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The disease can be transmitted by fleas, which rats and other rodents carry. To understand how this happens, we need to look at how the fleas carry the plague: they bite people (and other animals) and then defecate near their host. If these infected feces gets into open wounds or mucous membranes, it can cause an infection.

How To Protect The Health of Your Family

If you live in an area with a high risk of pest infestation, then it’s time to take action. Regular pest control will help keep you and your loved ones safe and well.

At American Rat Control, we know how important it is to keep pests at bay. That’s why we offer a 24/7 service that can help prevent an infestation before it starts. Our team of experts will work with you to develop a customized plan for your home or business so that you can rest easy knowing that any threats are being taken care of immediately.

Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner looking for protection from bed bugs or termites, termite inspections, and treatment plans, our experts have got you covered! Our services include:

  • A thorough inspection of your property
  • Identifying potential problems with pests like cockroaches and rodents
  • Mitigation techniques to stop infestations before they start

The Bottom Line

Rats are unique animals that humans have always been fascinated with because they have caused us so much grief.  There have even been studies done on birth control for rats.  Until the day comes when we can control their population, invest in Encino rat control.

Author bio-

Louis started American Rat Control Inc. because he realized there were not very many options in the pest control industry for expert rodent control and removal. Durring his 37+ years in rodent control & Construction he developed processes and techniques to quickly identify rodent entry points on a structure and how to seal them up to last and look good.

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