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  • May 4, 2015
Preparing For a Rodent Control Service

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Never touch, move, or handle the various rodent control materials.  They may be dangerous, and you could cause them to be ineffective.
  6. Clean, vacuum, and sweep your home regularly to avoid recurring rodent problems.  Take out the trash and keep your food items stored properly.
  7. Eliminate unnecessarily stored items, including boxes, paper, and clothing. Rodents can make homes with these items if left undisturbed for long periods of time.
  8. 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.

 
 

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