As temperatures start to drop, rodents begin to look for warmer places to take shelter. Here are some tips to keep these hairy pests from choosing your home.
If you're like most people, you probably don't want rodents taking up residence in your home. Unfortunately, as the weather cools down, these critters are looking for a warm place to hunker down. But there are a few things you can do to prevent them from seeking shelter in your home.
Seal up holes
First, make sure that all of the entry points to your home are sealed up tight. These little guys can squeeze through some pretty small spaces, so take a close look around the outside of your home and seal up any cracks or holes you see.
Keep food away
You should also take steps to eliminate any potential food sources that might attract rodents. Keep your food in tightly sealed containers and clean up any crumbs or food debris that might be left out.
Rodent baits and monitoring
Finally, if you have a rodent problem already, we recommend starting the first line of defence early in the season with the placement of our rodent bait stations around your home to prevent unwanted vermin from coming in.
In fact, we have found that closely monitoring these bait stations is a very effective way to control an overpopulation of rodents. So we've developed a Rodent Monitoring Program that has shown really great results. Here's how it works:
We supply and install rodent bait station starter kits (tamper-proof, anchor and bait) to predetermined locations around your property.
We then closely monitor the bait stations and make sure they are regularly refilled in the first month after installation. We provide additional service on week 2 and 3, followed by continuous service on a monthly basis.
Note: For our commercial clients, a report is generated after each service indicating activity and service details for each bait station.
By following these tips and contacting Eco Pest to help monitor and control your rodent problem, you can effectively prevent rodents from taking up residence in your home this cooler season.
BONUS! Fun Rodent Facts 🐀
Rats have very poor eyesight but all other senses are heightened such as hearing, taste, touch and smell.
Rats can travel up to 300 feet away from their place of harborage to source water and food. They pose a threat to natural habitats as they feed on native insects and even birds.
Rats typically have small litters but a female can give birth to over 40 offspring in a year, this meaning a small infestation can rapidly grow into a serious problem fast and if not checked!
Rats carry and transmit an array of diseases that are transferred via their feces, saliva and urine.
Discover more rodent facts here!