There is one known situation that can make any man, woman, or child scream. Imagine you are sitting around in your living room watching the Packers game with your family. The Packers score a late-game touchdown to secure the victory. You scream with joy regarding the news. Suddenly, a mouse runs across your floor. Those screams of joy soon turn into screams of terror and fear. Even elephants sometimes show fear in the presence of a mouse. Rodent populations are known to be an integral part of Sun Prairie’s nature. How did this happen? What can I do to stop or prevent mice from coming into my house? Those are a few questions you might ask yourself as you put together a Sun Prairie rodent control plan.
How Do Mice or Rats Get Into a Home?
There are several ways mice and rats can get into your home. The most common way is through cracks and holes found in walls, foundations, floors, and open doors. Yes, open doors. This happens far more often than we like to think. Rodents are plenty smart. They quickly learn that there is this magic opening in the wall that opens itself up to delicious smells from time to time. A little observation and they can time their entry completely unnoticed as you haul in the load from Woodman’s food market.
Mice and rats may also get into your house through gaps in ceilings, windows, or even damaged sewer lines. Mice sometimes get into a home through sink and bathtub drains because of this. Seeing a mouse come into your house through a sink is nightmare fuel. That would be a scary sight! You may ask yourself, “How do I stop rodents from coming into my home?” Sun Prairie rodent control begins with awareness and is followed by preventive measures.
How Can I Prevent Mice and Rats From Getting Into My House?
Some solutions to prevent mice from getting into your house include sealing cracks, crevices, gaps, and openings with the appropriate material for the situation. Storing foods in metal or glass containers with tight lids to prevent mice from finding a food source is also helpful. Far too often we find plastic bins with holes chewed in them to access its contents. Another solution to making sure mice won’t get into the home is to set up a preventative Sun Prairie rodent control service with a pest control company.
The Solution to Rodents
Mice activity can change from season to season. Most mice and rats do not have a one-step, simple solution to their control. It is a process of matching up the correct tools with the corresponding rodent and situation in the right order. The basic process includes:
2. Identify (this may include gnaw marks, droppings, sightings, etc. as clues)
3. Learn the Biology
4. Determine Thresholds
5. Tactical Planning
a. Cultural management
b. Physical management
c. Biological management
d. Chemical management
In some cases, a single plan can be put together for a property, but in most cases, Sun Prairie pest control plans need to be multi-faceted.
Don’t Fret; Follow Up
Whether you are looking at the last step in a single given process or the changing of the seasons, nothing stays the same for long in Sun Prairie rodent control. Houses with settling foundations leave openings for mice and rats to come inside. This is just as pertinent to residential control as it is to commercial buildings. Changes in construction, landscaping, weather, etc. will bring changes to the mice and rat populations. This is why we provide our clients with quarterly services (or more often if necessary) for rodents and other lurking pests. Additionally, if something changes before we are scheduled to come back out, we cover that too.
Reach out to one of Rove’s Sun prairie rodent control specialists to get your custom plan in place so you don’t have to worry about sharing your home with mice, rats, or any other rodents that may want to give you grief. Having peace of mind while watching the Packers game is the goal!