It’s a classic gag: Someone sees a mouse, and they jump up on a chair screaming. It’s good for a laugh, but in real life, rodents are no joke. Not only can they spread disease and aggravate your pets, but they can also chew on electrical cables and wreak other havoc on your home.
With rodent control services from Terminix, you don’t have to head for high ground, or put out a hundred store-bought traps and hope they do the trick. We’ll inspect your home and develop an effective, customized solution to get rid of your rats or mice. That means baiting, trapping and disposing of your intruders—as well as sealing up any cracks, crevasses or other potential entry points.
In addition to figuring out where rodents are active and where they’re entering, we’ll also help you identify situations within your home that are attracting them in the first place. These opportunities for prevention include:
Cardboard boxes and other debris can be a “welcome sign” for rats and mice. Throw out excess stuff and store your possessions in plastic storage bins instead. Store firewood as far from your house as possible, and keep it off the ground.
We’ll help you identify and address areas where rodents might be entering your home. But you can also do your own recon as well. Seal any hole or crack larger than ¼ of an inch with steel wool or wire mesh first—to prevent them from chewing through it—and then caulk or foam. You should also install good-quality weather-stripping on the bottom of all your doors.
Food is one of the biggest attractors for rats and mice, so properly store all of your food—including dry pet food and bird seed—in rodent-proof containers, and off the floor or out of reach. Likewise, keep food-prep areas like your kitchen clean and free from food remnants.