A mouse in your house may be an inconvenience, but a full rodent infestation can be a serious issue. Find out how to know whether your home is harbouring mice or rats today. At Truly Nolen Canada, we’re confident we have the pest control mice and rat solutions that you need. Review our process to see why we’re a leader in rodent control results.
Thorough Home Inspection
It all starts with a thorough inspection. A single mouse sighting or sign of droppings often means there are much more hiding in your walls, basement or another hidden area. Our technicians are trained at spotting common hiding spots, entryways and signs of a potential infestation. Work with our inspection team for valuable information used in our action plan.
Pest Control Action Plan for Mice
Once we determine you have mice or rats in your home, it’s time to take action. Our trained team will go over our proven techniques for safely halting an infestation and reclaiming your home. This is a great time to ask any questions you may have about pest control solutions.
Trapping is best performed by professionals. There are a number of tricks to proper trap selection and positioning, particularly if you’re facing a rat infestation instead of a mouse invasion. Rats are far more cautious around new features in your home, so a rat trap will likely need to be in place for days or even weeks before it is successful.
The type of trap you use can affect the home remediation process. A poison trap may kill rodents, but it often does so inhumanely and does not control where or when the pests die. It’s up to you or a pest control technician to search your entire home for signs of a dead rodent before it starts to leave an unpleasant odour. We use traps that are much safer, more environmentally friendly and deal with rodents in a more efficient way.
How to Prevent an Infestation
Knowing how to prevent animals from entering the home and making some small changes in your house to discourage them from staying can be the key to having a rodent-free home. Start by looking around your home for all possible entry points. If any openings are found, be sure to seal them to prevent small animals from sneaking through. This may be as simple as plugging small holes with steel wool or patching holes in the inside or outside walls.
One of the biggest reasons for rodents to enter your home during the winter months is because they are on the hunt for food and they use their keen sense of smell in the process. Be sure to clean up any food and water sources in and around your house. Keep kitchen garbage in a container with a tight-fitting lid, seal any opened food packages and make sure to sweep and vacuum regularly to clear away any crumbs.
Taking care of some areas outside of your home can also help to prevent an infestation. Deter rodents from any potential nesting areas around your home by regularly cleaning up your property. This can include raking leaves, turning over deep mulch, and moving piles of stacked firewood.
With some simple household duties, you can help to reduce your risk of a rodent infestation this winter.
Defend Your Home From a Rat Infestation With Truly Nolen
Don’t wait until a minor invasion becomes a major headache and health concern. Schedule an inspection today to enjoy this efficient, time-tested rodent removal process for your home. Remove unwelcome guests and breathe easily with a rodent-free residence.