661-414-0277 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Long Beach, California. We service the whole San Fernando Valley metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Long Beach. We are a full-service
Long Beach animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Long Beach pest control company or Long Beach exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in California. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 661-414-0277 to discuss your Long Beach animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Long Beach wildlife control tip of the month: Rodents Chewing Water Pipes
Rodents have always the bane of every household, as they cause damages to the structure and all things attached to it. Worse, these rodents carry bacteria and virus, leading to diseases for the dweller.
In most cases, rodents like mice, rats, and squirrels (as well as other sharp-toothed animals) wreak havoc on wooden beams and electrical wires among other hard objects.
Rodents’ strong teeth could grind Long Beach animal control wood and electrical wires within a relatively short amount of time, costing your house’s structure and foundation. But wood and wires are not just the vital hard objects that make up your house. For instance, have you considered their possible effect on supposedly sturdier objects like water pipes?
Rodents certainly bite on water pipes, especially if these are made out of Long Beach pest control PVC or plastic, as these are also hard objects. And the furry pests don’t just dent the pipes. They’re able to grind their teeth and pierce through them.
Rodents are especially interested Long Beach wildlife removal polymer pipes because of their smooth texture, sweet smell, and bright color. Even squirrels and non-rodent animals like rabbits chew on drip lines to get water from the plastic pipe.
Last year, a man in New Zealand reported that he found rats in his home, particularly on the ceiling. He later learned that the rodents repeatedly chewed on his plastic water pipes, flooding his home. With his ceiling, carpet, and wallpaper affected by the leaks, repairs are expected to cost him around NZD800.
The incident happened in May, a cold month in New Zealand. Rodents usually head indoors in the cold months to seek shelter. And because of their need to control their teeth from constantly growing, they just bite anything hard they sense – including water pipes.
Besides flooding in your home, rodents and other animals chewing on your water pipes pose a Long Beach animal trapping health risk. If the pipe that the rodent chewed on happened to be for sewage or waste water, the rodent would likely carry the bacteria from the material in the pipe and pass it on to you. The same effect goes if the sewage pipes burst and leak all the harmful material.
On a larger scale, animals chewing pipes can cause water shortage in major cities and settlements. Many could die if the situation is not addressed immediately.
To prevent water pipes from being chewed, try wrapping the pipes in Long Beach exterminator welded wire, hardware cloth, or metal flashing. Rodents and other sharp-toothed animals are less likely to chew on metal. You may also try to stock a small pile of lumber near your pipes. That way, this makes rodents sense another hard object that they can churn on before they think of taking on your water pipes – a vital installation of your home.
To learn more about our Long Beach pest animal removal services, visit the San Fernando Valley animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 661-414-0277.