It seems as soon as the weather starts to turn a little cooler and the harvesting of summer crops is done that those country church mice turn into town mice and move right in with you. The big question for homeowners, renters, and business owners around the Austin area is how do you stop rodents from taking up residence with you? Keep reading to learn more.
About Rodents and Their Behavior
The key to controlling any pest is to understand its behavior. With rodents, they need food and shelter. If you remove those two needs, the rodent problem solves itself.
Rats and mice come into our homes and businesses looking for food, and they stay because there is a lot of food in homes and most businesses. These common pests have keen noses, and they can smell food from many floors away.
Squirrels are most often looking for a warm and dry place to make a nest. Yes, squirrels are rodents too. The trouble with squirrels is that they dig up insulation, chew wirings, and make a huge mess with their urine and feces. The same can be said of rats and mice too.
Controlling Rodent Populations
There is a lot that homeowners and business owners can do themselves to deter rodents. The first thing is to make sure there is no food or water available to them. Animals must eat to survive so if there is nothing for them to eat, you will not have very many rodents. What this means is deep cleaning and being thoughtful about how you store food. This includes pet food. Rodents eat many things and some of those things we might not consider food.
Rule #1: No food – No Rodents
You can also deter rodents by making it difficult for them to get into your buildings. This means inspecting the place for small openings around the foundation, pipe vents, and crevice’s that mice, rats, and squirrels will enlarge to get inside.
Rule #2: No Shelter – No Permanent Rodent Pest Problems.
The third thing to do is to partner with our pest control team. We help homeowners and business to live pest free through the application of humane treatments, trapping, and responsible use of baits and toxins.
Rule #3: Use a professional that is licensed and experienced to help you control rodent infestations.
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