Due to abundant food sources, mouse and rat activity has increased dramatically over the last five years. Mice can fit through a hole the size of a dime, while rats need only a quarter-sized space. After entering your home or business, these rodents can transmit many diseases, contaminate food supplies, and gnaw on structural components.
When addressing a rodent issue, it is important to identify harborage areas and food sources around the structure. Wood piles, construction material , dumpsters, and improperly contained garbage provide attractive environments for mice and rats. From there, they feel comfortable investigating holes in the foundation, and poorly fitted doors and windows at ground level.
Next , we inspect the foundation and sill for spaces large enough to permit entry. The last step is to evaluate the activity inside the home or business, and develop a plan based on our findings.
In addition to treating the interior of homes and businesses using various baits and traps, two additional methods of rodent control have proven quite effective. Exterior bait stations are larger versions of interior placements, which are installed around the foundation. These contain different types of bait, and are designed to allow rats and mice to consume a sufficient amount before attempting to enter the structure.
Rodent exclusion is the most valuable tool at our disposal for long-term mouse and rat control. This process involves a comprehensive inspection of entry points, followed by sealing all identified areas using a variety of specially designed materials. Our years of experience with diverse types of structures is a key component in identifying and closing vulnerable areas .