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Roof rats, also called citrus rats, could be living in your attic undetected. If you find roof rats, stop and call a pest control company.

Store all food in airtight containers. A pest can't nibble through plastic and glass the way it can through a thin cardboard box. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Jeremy G. of New York)
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Door sweeps are an excellent upgrade to install and can prevent earwigs from sneaking in under the door, says Garvin. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Pat T. of New York)
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Tips for getting rid of earwigs, in case they come inside as the temperature drops. You may see these pincher bugs in your home basement, bathrooms or kitchen.

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You have a lot of questions. I will try to cover them all.

First, mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime.
Second, unlike rats, mice are very small; it would take a major infestation to generate a persistent odor as indicated.

Elimination starts by sealing the exterior foundation of the home, door sweeps, broken windows, cracks in the foundation, holes around electrical service, water faucets and dryer vents.

Secondly, food sources must be eliminated. Mice only need 1 gram of food a day and they extract water directly from the food they digest.

Next, mice infestations are more localized than people think, bait under the house might not have any effect. Heat sources like refrigerators and hot water heaters are suspect as a base of operation.

Snap traps are highly effective when used where dropping are found. Use a variety of bait, peanut butter (avoid this if children are present), brownie, fruit and even dental floss tied to the pedal (nesting material).

As for the odor, look for an enzyme based cleaner / deodorizer.

 

If the problem continues seek the help of a Pest Control Professional with rodent experience.
 

Hope that helps,

Andrew Deluca



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The quickest way I've found to get rid of them (as opposed to preventing them - see answer above) is to put a half cup of cider vinegar (must be cider vinegar) in a jar or bowl and put a half-dozen drops of dishwashing liquid on top of it.  Leave out on a counter wherever the problem exists. Empty and refill as needed.
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Legally, it needs to be pest control - wildly boring technical explanation regarding Federal pesticide laws that I won't bother you with.  Having said that, depending on where they are located in your chimnet, you could do it yourselt.  Most wasp control products will shoot 12'-20'.  So, if they are in a lower section of your chimney you wait until dark (they return to their nests before dark) and reach up above your damper and spray the nests.  If you're not averse to being on your roof, do the same thing from the top.  Otherwise, hire a professional.
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An exterminator - you have to careful that the pests are driven out of the attic BEFORE the entrance they were using is closed up, otherwise you have dead decaying animals in your attic - can cause a stench that lasts for weeks.

Pest Control reviews in El Cajon

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The representative was very knowledgeable and was very professional. He gave great customer service, he was very timely, and we have not seen any spiders or bugs since he left. My ant beds near the house are even gone!!! I subscribed to the quarterly service, and will definitely continue to use their services. Thanks, D.
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- Darrell C.
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arrived promptly at our scheduled time and was very thorough. Was
happy to give advice about how to mitigate the problem in the future and
has a 30 day guarantee. He is very hassle free, professional, and
personable. Happy to help as opposed to the big box pest companies (like
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- Heather P.
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It was a long involved process - each day they set out traps trying to catch the mother so they could safely remove the babies from the basement. They caught five
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. After a few weeks the tech brought an assistant with him to check out the vent. The mother was not there so they safely removed the four babies. I heard later in the day that a neighbor had hit and killed a raccoon the night before and my assumption is that is was the mother. Even after the babies were removed they set traps for 3 days to try and catch the mother but were unsuccessful - most likely because she had been killed. ( Will never know for sure because no one stopped to check if the raccoon that was hit was a nursing mother !!)
They close the traps on weekends but were here every weekday for over 3 weeks. I have since had the chimney capped so hopefully will not need their help again - if I do, for any reason, I would use them again.
- Bettyann C.
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showed and did the inspection. Within a couple days I had a complete report with a recommendation for fixes and a cost estimate. I scheduled the remediation and they actually were able to show up a day earlier and complete all work in two and a half days. They did some woodwork which was excellent quality carpentry and they did a very good job matching paint colors. They left my property clean and orderly. I don't anticipate any need to have them return for a few years, but I would not hesitate to use them again or refer them to others. If Angie's List had an A plus category, I would rate them as such.
- RICHARD P.
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It went exceptional.
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who was our Provider was a professional from the moment he walked in, he saw we still had clients and removed his belt with his tools so that he could be discreet. He then proceeded to take a tour of our space checking the walls, & moving equiptment all while being very discreet. He then put down whatever he needed to in order to make sure every area that needed it was fully secured. He also covered a couple of holes that he thought were too big and could be dangerous with something temporary and gave us advice on how to replace it with something permanent. Overall I found him to be very friendly, professional, and incredibly helpful. They will be handling any future issues we might have.
Thank you to
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- James G.
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I found this provider on Angie's List yesterday and called about their services. The customer service person was able to scheduled a technician to come out the same day. The technician,
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, was very professional and performed his duties while explaining everything that was to take place with the treatment. Today, 1/30/15, I received a follow-up call from the company to ensure that everything went well with the service and
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. Although it will take time to see if the pest issues were resolved, as the treatment only started yesterday, it is my current belief that
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delivers results. I would like to applaud
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- Walter B.
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arrived exactly when they said they would. Walked me all over the house showing me problem areas/evidence of the critters. They laid poison stations and then instructed me to not throw them away because if I have an issue again, they come refill them for half price. They were extremely patient with my many questions and made sure I knew exactly how to proceed. Extremely happy and will definitely use again if necessary. (Though I hope that it's not...)
- Anne S.
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was always very punctual and professional -- a real pleasure to work with! Also our rat problem was completely eliminated. We are very happy with his service and would recommend his service very highly!
- Deborah R.

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A&M Animal Control of San Diego

3059 Guilitoy ave
San Diego

A-ACTION BEE REMOVAL

9735 SILVA RD
El Cajon

Aardvark Ant & Pest Control

2514 Jamacha Rd
El Cajon

ABSOLUTE TERMITE CONTROL

332 Country Club Dr
Escondido

ACME Termite Company Inc

10214 Janaca Circle
Fountain Valley

ALGON EXTERMINATING CO INC

13689 HWY 8 BUSINESS
El Cajon

All Bee Management/Bee Removal

321 Natalie Way
Fallbrook

All Cities Pest Control

10201 Buena Vista Ave
Santee

All Pest Pros

6333 Rio Linda Blvd
Rio Linda

All Pest Pros

1502 Simpson way
Escondido

ALL SERVICE PEST CONTROL

603 SEAGAZE DR
Oceanside

Alternative Pest Control Co, Inc

2097 E Washington St
Colton

American Pest Control

8100 Broadway
Lemon Grove

ANT BUSTERS

6965 El Camino Real
Carlsbad

Antac Pest Control

5735 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego

Antimite Termite and Pest Control

4017 42nd St
San Diego

Apropos

5280 Judson Way
San Diego

ARV PEST CONTROL

2176 FLINT AVENUE
Escondido

Attic Guys

13223 Black Mountain
San Diego

Beach City Builders Inc

2604 B El Camino Real
Carlsbad

BEE BEST BEE REMOVAL

9461 Grossmont Summit Dr
La Mesa

BEE DOC BEE REMOVAL

9735 SILVA RD
El Cajon

Bee Friendly

125 Old Grove Rd
Oceanside

Berrett Pest Management

3305 E. Miraloma
Anaheim

Block Island Remodeling

13001 Treecrest St
Poway

BOB'S HANDYMAN SERVICE

10150 PRINCE CHARMING LN
Santee

BRAND EXTERMINATORS

306 W EL NORTE PKWY
Escondido

Burrow Blasters USA

1662 Watwood Rd
Lemon Grove

C. A. Luce Termite Control

581 Montview Dr
Escondido

CARTWRIGHT TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

1376 BROADWAY
El Cajon

CENTURION PEST CONTROL

PO BOX 720266
San Diego

Checkmate Exterminators

8479 Hydra Ln.
San Diego

COMMERCIAL-CALIFORNIA PEST

1736 N MAGNOLIA AVE
El Cajon

Corky's Pest Control

909 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos

Countywide Pest Pros

14635 Twin Peaks Rd
Poway

CTAI Pacific Greenscape

23520 Kettle Rd
Murrieta

D & S TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL

3638 Bancroft Dr
Spring Valley

DAVE SUDA LANDSCAPE

4385 TWAIN AVE
San Diego

DELUXE TOWING (619) 316-2771

13465 CAMINO CANADA #106-444
El Cajon

Dewey Pest Control

4623 De Soto St
San Diego

Dewey Pest Control - El Cajon

9386 Bond Ave
El Cajon

Dr Benson's Natural mix

4012 S Rainbow Blvd

ECO X TERM

601 E. Palomar
Chula Vista

Ecola Services Inc Termite & Pest Management

3555 Pacific Highway
San Diego

FAIRWAY PEST CONTROL

PO Box 2065
El Cajon

FARMER TERMITE CONTROL

4052 Thomas St
Oceanside

Gaines Pest Control

1627 Doncarol Ave
El Cajon

Gopher Patrol

12155 Magnolia Ave
Riverside

Harbor Pest Control

6160 Fairmount Ave
San Diego

HI-TECH TERMITE CONTROL INC

7616 Miramar Rd
San Diego

HILLTOP SUPPLY CO

27506 OLD HIGHWAY 80
Guatay

HomeTeam Pest Defense

310 State Place
Escondido

Honeybee Rescue

PO Box 15894
San Diego

Hume & Company, Inc

1949 Avenida Del Oro
Oceanside

Hungry Termite

10757 Marbury Ave
San Diego

Isotech Pest Management

12881 Ramona Blvd
Irwindale

James Bailey

635 13th St
San Diego

JIM'S HORTICULTURAL SVC

1465 E LEXINGTON AVE
El Cajon

Joshua's Pest Control

6867 Nancy Ridge Dr Ste E
San Diego

K & M Pest Solutions Inc

4083 Oceanside Blvd, Suite G
Oceanside

K and M Bee Management

140 14th St
Ramona

Kennedy Pest Control

1518 Sterling Ct
Escondido

Kilter Termite And Pest Control

381 W Grove Ave
Orange

La Jolla Termite & Pest Control

5666 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla

Le Perv Landscape

5002A Santa Fe St
San Diego

Lloyd Pest Control

935 Sherman St
San Diego

MR BUGS PEST MANAGEMENT

1380 GARNET AVE
San Diego

Mr. Exterminator

22861 Charles St
Wildomar

Mt Helix Pest Control

4401 Twain Ave Ste 29
San Diego

Orkin Pest Control

2420 Grand Ave
Vista

Orkin Pest Control

9471 Ridgehaven Ct
San Diego

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

40487 Encyclopedia Cir
Fremont

Pacific Coast Termite Inc

1211 N Batavia St
Orange

PALOMAR TERMITE & PEST CONTROL

1483 Industrial Ave
Escondido

Paradise Pest Solutions

1599 Pepper Dr
El Cajon

Payne Pest Management Inc.

10625 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
San Diego

PESTGON

3612 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Oceanside

Pestguard Termite and Pest Control

9450 Mira Mesa Blvd
San Diego

PETE PANIAGUA TERMITE CONTROL

3736 GROVE ST
Lemon Grove

Plateau Pest Solutions

1922 Odell Cir
Vista

Pro Ex Termite

10606-8 Camino Ruiz
San Diego

Repairs & Remodels On Demand

591 Telegraph Canyon Rd
Chula Vista

Revolex Termite & Pest Management

1760 Chicago Ave
Riverside

Ribbit Pest Control

479 West Douglas Ave
El Cajon

Rodent Pest Technologies, Inc.

P.O. Box 4548
Riverside

SAFE & ALIVE BEE REMOVAL

5605 DREAM ST
San Diego

San Diego Pest Solutions

12814 Oakfield Way
Poway

San Diego Pest Solutions

12814 Oakfield Way
Poway

San Diego Termite

3135 Crela St
Bonita

SCOTTS INSPECTIONS

734 SPRUCEWOOD LN

Speedy Animal Control

9158 Les Rd
Santee

Speedy Animal Control

9158 Les Rd
Santee

TEAM TOO

1655 E 6TH ST
Corona

Terminix

4850 Pacific Hwy # 100
San Diego

The Man Handy

22806 Supa Ct
Wildomar

The Termite Inspector Company

3468 Citrus St Ste D
Lemon Grove

The Wildlife Specialist

106 Avenida Baja
San Clemente

THOMAS PEST CONTROL CO

P O BOX 1501
El Cajon

Thor Pest Control

1110 Mary St
El Cajon

Thrasher Termite & Pest ControlInc

9520 Chesapeake Dr
San Diego

TOP NOTCH TERMITE

6041 FAIRMOUNT AVE
San Diego

TOTAL CONTROL PEST MANAGEMENT

P.O BOX 2573
La Mesa

Truly Nolen Pest And Termite Control

913 Rancheros Dr
San Marcos

Truly Nolen Pest and Termite Control

7170 University Ave
La Mesa

UNCLE MIKE'S PEST CONTROL

1715 N 2ND ST
El Cajon

UNITED TERMITE CONTROL

PO BOX 461574
Escondido

Urban Bloom Landscape, Inc.

1017 EL CAJON BLVD
El Cajon

W A Stone Termite & Pest Control Inc

1539 Sterling Ct
Escondido

We Got Ya Pest Control

46 3rd Ave.
Chula Vista

Western Exterminator Co

2563 Auto Park Wy
Escondido

Western Exterminator Co

PO Box 461420
Escondido

Wheeler's Pest Control

36941 Yamas drive
Wildomar

Wildlife Removal Services Inc

13223 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego

Xtermite Inc

10107 Prospect Ave
Santee

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