4 things you can do to keep rodents away from your house or property + How Bio-One of Oceanside can help

Rodents and household pests can become a serious problem for your house or property. Rats and mice, for example, are very quick to create nests and reproduce, especially in this of the year, when they start looking for shelter in the house garage, attic, and basement.


Rodents can infest a house or property in a matter of days. Female mice can start reproducing as early as 6-weeks old, and while there’s not a specif time of the year for them to breed, it’s usually in colder months when these creatures might look for shelter in your house or property.


Bio-One of Oceanside certified technicians specialize in rodent droppings and household pests cleanup. Our technicians are trained to sanitize houses and properties if they are ever impacted by these bothersome creatures. Many times, pest control companies do not take care of the cleaning aspect. Our specialists will make sure your house or property is completely decontaminated from biohazardous waste and residue. 

We are sharing 4 things you can do to keep rodents away from your house or property. At this time of the year, it’s important to take precautions to keep your family and your home safe.

Rodents usually hide in cluttered spaces. Keeping your house clean and organized is fundamental to prevent rodent infestations.

Seal gaps and holes inside and outside your house or property


Look around and fill any holes that lead to the inside of the house. Mice and rats can get through the smallest cracks and gaps, and they usually hide in dark, poorly ventilated areas. 


  • Focus on the garage area, basement, attic, house foundations, vents and crawl spaces, doors, and windows.


  • You can also seal up holes in-between the rooms of the house, especially the kitchen, laundry room, closets, and less ventilated spaces. 


Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you disinfect and decontaminate your house or property from rodent droppings and waste. We are trained to thoroughly look for the key areas where rodents might hide and reproduce.

Install door sweeps and fix broken screens/windows


The best way to prevent rodents and other household pests from coming into your house or property is by quickly fixing any damage that they can use to make their way in. 


  • Take care of broken window screens, nets, and doors. 


  • Installing door sweeps is very helpful to keep your house sealed, and some of these repairs are fairly easy to do! The Home Depot, or Lowe’s offer you great deals and choices for protecting your home against household pests. 



Bio-One of Oceanside technicians can remediate your house or property from rodent droppings and waste. Rodents may carry over 35 diseases, from direct and indirect contact! 


Make sure the food storage area is clean and regularly ventilated


Keeping your house clean is one of the most important things when it comes to keeping rodents away. 


  • Make sure the kitchen area and food storage areas are clean and disinfect regularly. If you own pets, the same thing goes for their feeding and resting areas.


  • Clean up spills and waste, and always use containers with tight lids. 


  • Avoid leaving food served for your pets. Rodents come out for food at night, usually when there’s less activity in the area.

Bio-One of Oceanside specialists are ready to help you clean your garage, basement, attic and crawl spaces. We will take care of sanitizing and disposing of all clutter and waste.

Get rid of trash, clutter, and waste in your house


Rodents will take advantage of any old materials to create nests. Having your garage, basement, and attic clean and free from clutter is an excellent way to keep rodents away from your home.


  • Take out the trash regularly. Additionally, make sure the containers are above the ground. 


  • Tires, boxes, and junk are suitable places for rats and mice to nest. Promptly dispose of clutter and trash. 


Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you clean and declutter your house. Often, we come across overwhelming situations where victims don’t know where to go, or who to turn to for the cleanup and remediation process. Bio-One specialists are prepared to help and guide you in whatever needs to be done to keep your home clean and safe.

Bio-One of Oceanside is here for you


If your house or property is infested with rodent droppings and waste, Bio-One of Oceanside can help you. Rodents carry multiple bacteria and diseases and, taking care of the cleaning process after pest disinfection can be dangerous. We’ll make sure your home and your family are safe from all the biohazards resulting from rodent droppings and waste. 


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