Rodents are among the most annoying pests you can ever have in your property. Aside from the destruction they could bring – stealing stored food in the kitchen, damaging your garments and furniture – they are also a threat to health, since they are known as disease-carriers.
Your home or business should always be inspected for presence of rodents or risk of entries if you want to avoid any infestation from occurring. Termex Pest Management has a team of licensed technicians who are knowledgeable in inspecting and treating rodent infestations.
Stopping Rodents from Coming In
The main reason why rodents love lurking around your home is the food supply. As long as there is food and water available to them and access into your home is easy, expect that rodents will regularly pay you a visit. Worse, they may even build their nest in roof voids and other hidden areas in your property.
The first step to take if you don’t want to invite rodents is to make sure that you limit the food and water source available to them. Keep food items sealed in containers that cannot be chewed on. Check your plumbing equipment for leaks and have repairs completed when necessary. Keep your rubbish bin tightly closed and take out the trash every night as not to attract rodents and other pests.
Holes in walls and around electrical outlets and pipes should be secured so it can’t be used by rats and mice as their passage or hiding place. Cracks and crevices can be filled with cement or closed using metal plates.
Traps can be used in properties where chemical pesticides are not tolerated. A variety of traps include the simple snap trap, multiple-mouse-catching device and glue boards. Most traps are designed to make use of baits for luring rodents.
If there is severe rodent infestation in your home or business, Termex Pest Management can help you with implementing an effective chemical control method. Some of the chemical treatments we use are tracking powder and gels, fumigation and baiting. The use of these pesticides can be hazardous to the occupants if applied incorrectly, so it is necessary that a trained technician handles the process.
Although you may notice rats or mice running around your property, the degree of the infestation is often difficult to tell. If you want to have your home inspected for rodent infestation or require help with pest control, you can call our team and we will get rid of them.