If you are considering a rodent control service, you may be wondering if there is anything you as a homeowner can do to make the process go smoothly and prevent rodents in the future.
Here’s a list of tips to get you started.
- Following your rodent control service, you should store any food item that is not in a can or jar in the refrigerator or a heavy plastic container. This means cereal, grains, and other items usually stored in upper and lower cupboards should be moved for at least two weeks following your service.
- It is important to repair any holes in the walls or baseboards to prevent future rodent problems. This also includes doors that don’t seal properly. Rodents can enter gaps as small as ¼ inch.
- To help your rodent control servicemen, remove items from above the refrigerator and below the sink before your service to allow ease of access to these areas.
- When the service provider arrives, discuss with them places that you have observed the rodent problem and how you suspect they may be getting in.
- Never touch, move, or handle the various rodent control materials. They may be dangerous, and you could cause them to be ineffective.
- Clean, vacuum, and sweep your home regularly to avoid recurring rodent problems. Take out the trash and keep your food items stored properly.
- Eliminate unnecessarily stored items, including boxes, paper, and clothing. Rodents can make homes with these items if left undisturbed for long periods of time.
- Follow up with long-term prevention techniques to avoid needing a repeat service.
For more information on rodent control services and what you can do to help prevent rodent problems, give us a call today. We service Mt. Pleasant, Concord, Albemarle, Salisbury, Charlotte and surrounding areas.