When trying to eradicate rodents from your home or attic, it is not
enough to merely set traps. Setting traps for rats and mice is a great
and even an absolute starting point. Unfortunately to many pest control
operators and home owners a like feel that setting traps is all that
needs to be done.
We on the other hand believe that setting traps is necessary, but it is
NOT the end all be all. Unless of course you don’t mind emptying those
traps on a frequent basis. There is a more long term, more sanitary
solution. We call it rodent proofing. We send a technician to the job
site and have him inspect the home, from the foundation to the highest
peak on the roof. In this inspection this very well trained and
qualified technician will identify all entry points. This could be where
the air conditioning conduit enters the home, where two roof junctions
come together or, flashing on the roof that needs to be secured better.
The roof rat needs an opening the size of a quarter to make entry. The
house mouse, needs only the size of a dime to make entry. Think about
it, is there an opening in your home that a mouse or rat could breech?
Is that weather stripping at the bottom of the garage door in good
shape? How about that doggy door? Is it closing tight after Fido comes
in or out? When you go up in the attic do you see daylight? If you have
answered yes to any of the above questions, then your home is ripe for
rodent activity this winter.
In just a few short weeks, you’ll be going up in the attic to retrieve
those Christmas decorations. Hopefully all you’ll see is those treasured
decorations and not a rat starring back at you.