Common Rodent Control Maintenance Schedules
Rats and mice are vermin! They are known collectively as rodents. Rodents are known for the damage they cause by their chewing. They chew wires, which can ignite fires, particularly as they use fibers, material, and paper to build their nests.
Rodents breed at a fast rate. On average, female rodents can give birth to 70 babies per year! So if you smell a rat, there will be many to follow!
All the above makes the rodent one of the most destructive of all pests that can invade your home and business.
Spot a rat? Professional rodent control maintenance is a must.
Rodent Control Maintenance Schedule
Each rodent infestation is in itself unique. Rodents can settle in many different parts of a building, the roof, the attic, under floors, and even in drywall spaces.
A professional exterminator will be able to give you a combination of rodent control maintenance schedules.
Ratting Out the Cause
One of the first steps in rodent control is a thorough investigation of the infested premises. This is to identify signs of activity with a study of entry points and breeding areas.
A control plan report is presented after a thorough search for causes and the state of the rodent infestation.
Rodent exclusion is one of the most important pieces of work in controlling entry into buildings. Regular checks of the following for any signs of rodent activity:
- Any entry gaps at ground level
- Any entry gaps at rooftop level
- Doors, Doorways, and windows
- Any holes or piping that goes right through the building to the outside
Sealing any holes or gaps found and caulking will go a long way to denying rodents entry into a building.
Keeping Things Clean
Regular sanitation visits are part of the plan to keep these pesky pests at bay. This includes:
- Picking up any mess left behind by rodents, like droppings and nesting material.
- Cleaning, and
- Re-checking for entry points and keeping everything in good repair.
Your pest control specialist will set out steps to maintain a healthy and clean environment to keep pesky rodents at bay.
Baiting and Trapping
These two methods are the most popular methods of removing rodents from your building. Bait and trap methods are generally used hand in hand.
Baiting is the act of feeding the rodents, normally in the form of pellets that contain poison.
Trapping refers to using a trap to catch the rodents and then removing them that way from your building.
Regular checks must be done until the rodent infestation is obliterated.
Ongoing Monitoring and Maintenance
Once you have brought the infestation down or eradicated it, regular monitoring is essential. Adjustments to the schedules are advisable, according to the level of infestation.
Regular checklists will help guide you through the prevention of further infestation.
Wave Goodbye to Your Rodent Problem
If you suspect a rat infestation at your business premises, a professional pest control company is your best bet. They will work with you to streamline treatment and exterminating plan suited to your needs.
With a Profession rodent control and maintenance schedule, you will keep your rodent problem at bay.
Contact us for information on how we can help you from being bothered by pesky pests that keep returning.
Enjoy peace of mind and let the pied piper do the work!