Guarding Your Home From Harmful Pests in Elk Grove, CA

March 29, 2019

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It might be amusing to watch the squirrels scurrying round in Elk Grove Park, they seem so tame they'll almost take bread or chips out of your hand, but these cute little bushy tailed creatures are actually one of five of the most common pests and can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage if they get into your house. They will chew through wires, pipes, and the exterior of your home, exposing it to the elements. If they manage to get into the interior they will cause damage to your furniture and break your precious ornaments.

Most Home Insurance Policies Don't Cover Rodent Damage

When it comes to insurance, many policies don't cover damage done by squirrels and other rodents in their household policies. It is best if you check if you are covered by asking if your policy covers your home from all vermin damage. Even the less friendly looking ones.

Surprisingly enough, hardly any policies cover vermin damage, although most insurers would cover subsequent damage if, for example, a fire was started as a result of vermin chewing through a wire. There are lots of examples of extreme damage and there is a case where the upper story of a house collapsed because rats had chewed through the joists.

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The Solution To Your Elk Grove Home's Pest Problem

There is a company who offer a pest control product as an add-on to their home insurance. We found a reputable company that will save you money by removing the infestation and giving advice on how to avoid problems in the future.

Reach Out To Them Today For: Elk Grove Pest Control
Golden Hills Pest Control
1544 Santa Ana Avenue, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95838
916-333-3738


This company is ensure and pests covered are wasps, hornets, mice, grey squirrels and rates. This service is designed for pest control and doesn't cover damage caused by the infestation.Your local council will provide a vermin control service, but as these things tend to be seasonal, when you need help, so does everyone else and waiting times can be considerable.

As soon as temperatures begin to fall at the beginning of winter, all sensible rodents head indoors! Mice commonly head for their favorite hiding places, under the sink and stairs and in the loft, and their number one choice appears to be around the hot water tank. Mice and rats will gnaw through cables and can cause fires, rats will gnaw through pipes and can cause flooding, so it really important that you act swiftly to get rid of these pests.When it comes to finding a private pest controller, there are some well known and respected companies, such as Golden Hills Pest Control, but anyone can call themselves a pest control contractor an there are no regulations or standards for the service.

Standards are variable.

Prevention would, of course, be even better than the need to claim. In the home, be tidy, clean up spills quickly, deal with dirty dishes and vacuum on a regular basis. In the loft or spare room, clear out unwanted boxes, packing tissue, unwanted cuddly toys and clothes.

Vermin can live and breed undisturbed in these un-used areas. Seal up holes around pipe work, it seems that mice follow pipes and wiring routes, so stop them getting in. A tip here is to use plaster or steel wool to seal up the gaps.Moving outside, check that drain covers are in place and in good condition. Get rid of the clutter in the garden, compost leaves and remove piles of wood. Cut back tall grass and weeds. You should never compost processed food, this will attract vermin who then have a clean comfortable home ready made.

Apparently its very much easier to get rid of rats than mice, but better to avoid the problem in the first place.Maybe its time to check out what position you'd be in if you were unlucky enough to be faced with any of these problems. An on-line broker will make some inquiries for you to see which companies are vermin-conscious and compare whats on offer. Don't wait until it is too late; call them today!