Home Insulation in Orange County
New Insulation to the Rescue!
Once your home insulation has been compromised, it takes more than simply picking out the rat droppings and hoping for the best. Unfortunately, rats make a mess, and you can’t just walk away from it once they’re evicted and call it good. If rodents have been making their home in yours for any amount of time, the damage to your home’s insulation is pervasive. Rodents eat insulation, tear it apart and transport it to their nests, deposit feces throughout it and, overall, wreak havoc on it. Our job is to find the contaminated insulation and replace it in the most efficient, safe and cost effective way possible.
Fiberglass or Blown Insulation: We use the best and most and most advanced products and methods available to replace your contaminated insulation, including fiberglass batts, fiberglass blown, cellulose batts and cellulose blown insulation. We’re happy to discuss with you all the options and explain the pros and cons of each. We want you to be confident in your decision and to be 100% satisfied with our work.
Leave it to us! You don’t have to take on the risks associated with replacing your home’s contaminated insulation. Avoid the attic and the hazardous waste. Give us a call today!
The #1 Mouse in OC
From the pristine beach communities of San Clemente to the beautiful hillside neighborhoods of La Habra, and everything in between, mice have found their way into our homes. Here are the kinds of mice you’ll find in OC.
House Mice are one of the most common types of mice in Orange County. They are greyish-brown, small and slender with large ears, hairless tails, small black eyes and pointed noses. They look for foods high in protein, sugar and fat, but will eat nearly anything, especially grain, seeds, butter, bacon and chocolate. Due to nest building, House Mice usually cause damage to wiring and insulation in attics, walls and appliances, resulting in expensive repairs and even fire hazards. While a House Mouse might be seen semi-frequently during the day, it is a nocturnal rodent. It nests in any protected area, building a balled-up nest from paper or other fibrous materials, generally about the size of your hand.
Deer Mice are prevalent in OC, but mainly in rural areas, as they prefer to avoid humans. They resemble House Mice in many ways, except that their fur closely imitates the coloration of deer fur, and they have a bicolored tail: light on the bottom and dark on top. Deer mice eat bugs, berries, seeds, nuts and small fruits and are generally herbivores. Better planners than House Mice, Deer Mice store supplies of food in their nests. A Deer Mouse can get access and store food in virtually any type of building due to it’s small size; yet it isn’t usually found in urban areas without adjacent fields/parks. To build their nests, Deer Mice destroy many types of household materials, including mattresses, furniture, clothing and paper goods.
OC has plenty of other “rodents” — a term referring to mammals with large front teeth and chewing side teeth. No matter the variety, destruction and annoyance is what they have in common, as all of them eat gardens and crops, damage buildings, lawns and textiles, and steal food. A few of the most frequently seen include: Norway Rats, Roof Rats, Voles, Tree Squirrels and Kangaroo Rats.
Act Quickly to Save Money
Experts agree that, if you live in Southern California, you likely need to have your home professionally inspected for rodents at some point. Approximately 40% to 60% of SoCal homes are infested with rodents, so it’s no surprise that there are currently at least 1 million rodent
treatments occurring statewide. But the most alarming number is that 70% of those treatments reveal evidence of local or widespread rodent habitation. That’s why Californians annually spend an estimated $1 billion on treatment. And considering that the national total is estimated at $3 billion in property damage annually, it underscores just how pervasive this problem is for Californians, in particular.
As a homeowner, rodent inspection and treatment is considered part of your standard maintenance, therefore homeowners insurance policies typically do not cover rodent damage. So it follows that you are far better off taking action immediately if you suspect rodent activity or see any of the signs. Delaying the decision to manage your rodent infestation means increased costs, as rodents multiply quickly, accelerating the damage from bad to worse. OC Pest Control can help protect your home from further damage while completely eliminating an existing habitation of rodents. Otherwise, as your home and property are damaged by these food-stealers, neglecting to treat rodents can end up costing thousands of dollars.
We can help! We’ll locate the nests and systematically eliminate every rodent, carefully disposing of the toxic feces and cleaning all nested areas. We’ll also clean and sanitize the mess left behind by rodents, and repair the damage they’ve caused inside walls, attics and underground, including insulation replacement and rewiring. In fact, the only thing we can’t repair is damaged furniture. We understand that every rodent problem is unique, so we’ll work to develop a custom treatment plan to ensure that your home is properly treated, repaired and made off-limits to rodents off all kinds!
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Health Concerns in OC
Rodents, and mice in particular, can transmit many diseases to humans, including Salmonellosis (food poisoning), Rickettsialpox, Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis and Hantavirus. Associated with Deer Mice, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) can be transmitted through air-borne “contact” with rat feces; in other words, inhaling the dust. Critical care should be employed when collecting or disposing of droppings, or when cleaning an infested area. Mice can also transmit tapeworms, leptospirosis, ratbite fever as well as organisms that can cause ringworm (a fungal skin disease) in humans.