No Kitten Around: What You Need to Know about Rodent Control

We’re not “kitten” around! Even though it’s been widely portrayed that cats are a great way to regulate rodent control, when you have a real rodent problem as a resident in Orange County, you may want to take matters into your own hands. Although our trusted tabby is known to catch unwanted mice and rodents, it’s safer to allow our trust team at Preferred Pest to help you get control over your rodent problem!

It’s no surprise that Orange County is home to a wide range of rodent species. There are over a dozen varieties of mice and rats alone – not to mention various squirrels and the occasional chipmunk. Thanks to a warm, gentle climate and plenty of people, rodents here thrive both indoors and outdoors.

Are you seeing signs of rodent infestation in your home? Don’t wait a moment longer: call Preferred Pest Control today at (714) 486-2637 for helpful information and a free estimate.

How to Keep Rodents Out Of Your Home

Like any other household pest, rodents are primarily seeking two things: food and shelter. Humans, meanwhile, are great at stockpiling food and building homes that are protected from the elements. Is it any wonder that mice and rats are drawn to our houses and apartments?

Here are a few of our top tips for making your home less accessible and less appealing to these furry pests.

Inspect Your Home for Cracks and Holes

The most direct way to keep rodents out of our house is to physically prevent them from entering. You’ll want to make the rounds at least once a year, checking for any possible points of entry – such as holes/cracks in the wall, broken shingles on the roof, or windows/doors that aren’t quite sealing properly. Even very small holes need quick attention. Rats and mice can squeeze through surprisingly tiny openings, thanks to having ribs that hinge at the spine.

Keep Food Well Out of Reach

Rodents tend to have excellent senses of smell, and can detect even trace amounts of food from far away. So it’s important to keep your living space as pristine as you can. That means cleaning up spills immediately, vacuuming on a regular basis (especially in areas where people have eaten), and ensuring that dry goods are stored in secure containers. Without the scent of readily-available food, your home will be much less appealing to unwanted guests.

Secure Your Garbage Bins

It’s not just fresh food that lures rodents into your home. Mice and rats aren’t the pickiest of eaters, and certainly aren’t too proud to root around in the trash for a meal. Be sure to take your garbage outdoors on a regular basis (the odor can lure rodents inside), and ensure that your curbside bins are fitted with tight lids.

Dealing With A Rodent Infestation

Are you seeing mice droppings, chewed-up walls, or other signs of a rodent infestation? It’s time to call in the pest control professionals. Rodents are highly adaptable animals, and reproduce very quickly, making this a problem that’s hard to contain without a bit of professional help.

Preferred Pest Control’s technicians will not only quickly find and remove your unwanted houseguests, but also locate the original point of entry and help you take steps to avoid a recurring problem. Give us a call today at (714) 486-2637 and let us know how we can help.


We offer our Rodent and Pest Control Services throughout many Southern California Counties and Cities:

  • Orange County rodent and pest control services
  • Huntington Beach rodent and pest control services
  • Newport Beach rodent and pest control services
  • Costa Mesa rodent and pest control services
  • Seal Beach rodent and pest control services
  • Anaheim rodent and pest control services
  • Westminster rodent and pest control services
  • Fountain Valley rodent and pest control services
  • Irvine rodent and pest control services
  • Cypress rodent and pest control services
  • Garden Grove rodent and pest control services
  • Fullerton rodent and pest control services

We’re Located At:

17150 Newhope #904 Fountain Valley, CA 92708 • Phone: (714) 486-2637 • Fax: (714) 274-9867 • Email:

Preferred Pest Control is proud to serve Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, and other surrounding Orange County communities with world-class rodent pest control services. Let us know how we can help, and we’ll be in touch shortly with your free quote.

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