Seeing one rat or mouse in your home can very well mean that there is an entire family living there. Rodents often make their way into basements, walls, and in between stored items. While there are various ways to purge your home of rodents and pests yourself, certain kinds of sizes of infestations require a professional hand to serve your Kingsville rodent control needs. Before the rodent control company arrives at your home, taking these steps will ensure the treatment is as long-lasting and successful as possible.
How Can I Prepare my Kingsville Home for a Rodent Control Company?
Basic Repairs Are Necessary
Mice, rats, and other pests can enter and travel throughout your home through gaps in walls, around baseboards, and doors that don’t seal properly. If you’re a homeowner, take car of this prior to service from any rodent control company. If you’re an apartment resident, report these to apartment management. Mice can enter through gaps as small as 1/4 of an inch and rats can move freely through holes as small as only 1/2 and inch in diameter. Each can cause a whole list of problems.
Get Rid Of Any Unnecessary Storage
Unnecessary storage can be an ideal breeding ground and hiding place for rodents and other pests. Large stacks of boxes, papers, and clothing that are often unused or touched can be an ideal place for pests to make their nests, take shelter, and even breed. Eliminating these spaces can help solve your rat or mouse problem.
Make Sure Your Food Is Properly Stored
Any loose food that is not stored in a can, jar, refrigerator, or heavy plastic container is fair game for rodents and pests. They can easily chew through paper and thin plastic bags, which will only exacerbate your mouse or rat problem. If you have a rodent problem, make sure all of your foods are protectively stored before and for two weeks following service. This includes chips, candles, cereals, breads, grain-based foods, pet foods, nuts, candy, and other foods which are normally stored unprotected in cabinets, counter tops, and on top of the refrigerator.
In Need Of Pest Control? We Can Help!
Call Shumaker Animal Control today. Shumaker Animal Control is a twenty-five-year veteran of the animal and pest control profession. We are the Kingsville rodent control experts and can help you return your house to a cozy pest-free home.
If you have any questions about rodent control, contact Shumaker Animal Control by calling (443) 854-8072 or click here today!