Pest Control Services: Getting Rid of Rats and Mice

Seeing even one mouse or rat in your home can mean that there is a whole family of rodents living in your basement, walls, or in and between stored items. At Star Pest Control, we want to help you make your home rodent free for good. That is why we offer pest control services for getting rid of rats and mice.

Rodent Control Services and Preparation

There are many ways in which you can get rid of rats and mice yourself; however, working with a rodent control professional, who has extensive knowledge and tools to know where the rodents will be and how to get rid of them, might be the best solution for ridding your home of rats and mice for good. If you do decide to work with a pest control professional, there are a number of things you can do to prepare for this service, including:

  1. Make sure all of the food that is not in cans or jars is stored in the fridge or heavy plastic containers during the pest control service, and for at least two weeks afterwards. This includes candy, chips, cereal, nuts, bread, pet food, any grain-based food, etc.
  2. Repair any holes in walls, around baseboards, or doors that do not seal properly. Mice can enter the home through gaps as small as 1/4 inch and rats can enter through holes as small as 1/2 inch in diameter.
  3. Remove all items from the top of the fridge and from beneath the kitchen sink to allow the pest control professional access to these areas.
  4. Make notes of areas where rodents or signs of rodents have been seen.
  5. For ongoing control, clean, sweep, and vacuum the home regularly. Take out the trash on a regular basis, keep lids on trashcans, and keep all areas as clean as possible.
  6. Eliminate any unnecessary storage including boxes, paper, and clothing because rodents will take shelter in these items, gnawing at them to make their nests.

If you would like to learn more about our pest control services for getting rid of rats and mice, or if you are interested in one of our other services, please contact Star Pest Control at 604-613-6249.

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