Mouse Extermination Service

Mice are small rodents that commonly infest homes in LA and Riverside counties in search of food, water, and a safe place to breed. These infestations often occur during extreme shifts in weather, as mice seek shelter from harsh conditions. Homes near large open spaces or newly built homes are particularly vulnerable to mouse infestations. Mice, like rats, are scavengers that have evolved to live off human scraps, making residential properties an attractive target. However, unlike rats, mice are much smaller and can squeeze through tiny openings, making it easier for them to invade homes. They often leave grease trails as their bellies and tails drag along surfaces, providing a telltale sign of their presence.

Infestations of mice can bring other unwanted pests such as bed bugs, fleas, and mites. These secondary pests can hitch a ride on mice, further complicating the infestation and increasing the potential health risks. Mice are also notorious for spreading diseases like Hantavirus and plague through their droppings and urine. These diseases can pose serious health risks to humans, making it essential to address mouse infestations promptly and effectively.

Mice are prolific breeders, with a gestational period of only a few weeks. A single female mouse can produce up to 200 offspring in a year, leading to rapid population growth if the infestation is not controlled. This high reproductive rate makes it crucial to intervene early to prevent a small mouse problem from becoming a significant infestation.

Mice will chew through a variety of household materials to build their nests, including wires, insulation, boxes, drywall, and other everyday items. This destructive behavior can cause extensive damage to homes, leading to costly repairs. Chewed wires can pose a fire hazard, while damaged insulation and drywall can compromise the structural integrity of the home. Mice typically build their nests in hidden, undisturbed areas such as attics, garage spaces, and sheds, making it difficult to detect and address the problem until it has become severe.

To effectively manage mouse infestations, it is essential to implement comprehensive control measures. This may include sealing entry points to prevent mice from entering the home, using traps and baits to reduce the population, and maintaining good sanitation practices to eliminate food and water sources. Regular inspections and maintenance are also important to keep homes mouse-free. Homeowners should be vigilant for signs of mouse activity, such as droppings, grease trails, gnawed materials, and the presence of nests. By addressing these signs early and taking proactive measures, property owners can protect their homes from the damage and health risks associated with mouse infestations.

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Mouse Removal

When exterminating mice, we begin the process by sending a professional, state-licensed, and certified technician to inspect your property. This thorough inspection helps determine the extent and location of the infestation you're experiencing. Our technicians are trained to identify even the smallest signs of mouse activity, ensuring that no part of your property is overlooked. Once the source of the infestation is identified, we will customize a treatment plan based on your specific needs and budget.

Our approach to eliminating mice involves a combination of baits, glue boards, traps, and exclusion services. The baits and traps are strategically placed in areas that are out of reach to pets and children, ensuring their protection while effectively targeting the mice. Glue boards are used in conjunction with traps to capture and remove mice from your property. Exclusion services involve sealing entry points to prevent mice from re-entering your home, providing a long-term solution to the infestation problem.

After the initial treatment, we recommend beginning a regular treatment plan to keep mice out all year long. This proactive approach helps maintain a mouse-free environment and prevents future infestations. Depending on your property, the severity of the infestation, and your budget, we offer ongoing rodent control services on a monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly basis. These regular treatments ensure continuous protection and peace of mind.


Mouse Sanitization & Deodorization

After the removal of mice from your property, it is crucial to thoroughly sanitize the affected areas to eliminate any contaminated materials within the structure. When pests such as mice breach into interior voids of structures, including attics, ceilings, and walls, they leave behind a variety of harmful substances. These include fecal matter, droppings, urine, nesting materials, birthing materials, and other forms of defecation. Additionally, ectoparasites and bacteria can be present, posing significant health risks to the occupants of the property.

The contamination left by mice must be meticulously removed to ensure that occupants do not contract diseases or infections. Our comprehensive sanitation process begins with the careful removal of all contaminants and soiled insulation. This step is essential because the insulation often becomes saturated with urine and droppings, harboring bacteria and viruses that can spread illness.

Once the contaminated materials are removed, we proceed to deodorize and sanitize the affected areas. Deodorization helps eliminate any lingering odors that could attract other pests or cause discomfort to the occupants. Sanitizing the area is a critical step in eradicating bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, creating a cleaner environment.

After the area has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, we install fresh insulation to completely restore the space. This not only improves the energy efficiency of your home but also ensures that the environment is clean for you and your family. Our new insulation installation is conducted with high-quality materials designed to provide optimal thermal performance and durability.

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Mouse Exclusion & Repair

Southland Pest Control have a full team of home repair specialists dedicated to restoring your property after an infestation. Once the rodents have been successfully removed and the affected areas have been thoroughly sanitized, the process of repairing any damage begins.

The first step in the repair process is identifying all points of entry that rodents have been using to access your home. Rodents can squeeze through incredibly small gaps and crevices, so our technicians meticulously inspect your property to find and seal off these entry points. This preventive measure is crucial to ensure that future rodents do not make their way back into your home. By sealing off gaps and crevices, we create a barrier that helps protect your property from future infestations.

Our team of repair specialists is equipped to handle a wide range of damages caused by rodents. One of the most common issues is damaged insulation. Rodents often nest in insulation, contaminating it with urine, droppings, and nesting materials. We will remove the soiled insulation and install fresh, high-quality insulation to restore the thermal efficiency of your home and ensure a clean environment.

Throughout the entire process, we are committed to providing exceptional service and customer satisfaction. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced, using the latest techniques and equipment to deliver effective and lasting results. We take pride in our comprehensive approach, addressing not only the immediate rodent problem but also the underlying issues that allowed the infestation to occur.

By choosing Southland Pest Control, you are investing in a complete solution that includes extermination, sanitation, and repair services. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that your home is thoroughly protected from rodents. With our expertise and commitment to quality, you can trust us to handle every aspect of the process, giving you peace of mind and a rodent-free home.