In the game of Rat and Mouse are you prepared to win?
Southeast Louisiana is no stranger to pesky rat and mice problems. With the upcoming cooler season fast approaching, one thing homeowners as well as commercial and industrial businesses want to keep in mind is temperature changes can be the signal for four-legged pests such as the Norway rat, house mice, and roof rats to start looking for warm and snug places to set up residence.
Rodent Issues - What You Need to Know
During the warmer months, rats and mice are not as problematic as they are during the winter. With the breeding season over, the race is on for the pests to be on the lookout for warm places to bed down. If the location has access to food and water, that is a bonus.
Rodents are adept at finding entry into homes and businesses via small holes, cracks, crevices, and torn screens. The savvy pests look for places that provide a safe and secure environment whether from indoor or outdoor predators. And it’s not about the size of the rodent as to whether or not it will find an entry point to your home or business. A house mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime, and the Norway and Roof rats only need an opening the size of a quarter!
Rats and mice can cause damage to a home or business as well as be a health concern. Damage ranges from electrical issues due to chewed wires to gnaw marks on interior/exterior walls. The Roof rats are similar to squirrels in which they prefer the attic space to cause havoc in. Whereas the Norway rats are burrowers and are generally nestled in the interior of homes or businesses. Most rats and mice carry diseases that are harmful to human health such as salmonella, tularemia, hantavirus, leptospirosis, and more.
Preventing an Infestation: What You Can Do
As a homeowner or business owner there are several things you can do to prepare for potential rodent issues.
- Address potential entry points through repair, replacement, caulking, etc.
- Keep all indoor areas clean and sanitized.
- Remove indoor and outdoor clutter.
- Trim overhanging limbs and branches.
- Cut back plants/shrubs from exterior walls.
Once these recommended tips are taken care of, make your next step a call to RPC Pest Solutions. Our trained professionals will then control the rodent issue by exclusion, trapping and bait application.
Pest Control You Can Count On
At RPC Pest Solutions, our dedicated staff has been keeping homes and businesses pest free since 1985. Our team of experts is always ready and willing to help keep your home pest free year-round. Whether you prefer monthly service or a home protection plan scheduled four times within the year, our goal is to remove, eliminate, and prevent pest infestations no matter how long it takes or where the pests have set up housekeeping.
RPC is a family-owned and operated business, which means we understand not every pest situation is the same and for that reason, solutions are customized to fit individual needs for both our residential and commercial clients. This means there is no “one price fits all.” Instead, pricing is determined case-by-case, so you are paying only for the services you need.
Put a Plan of Action in Place
With the trusted professionals at RPC, you can guarantee to come out of this game a winner! Our personal commitment to satisfying customer needs proves it. Plan now and stay one step ahead of an infestation for the upcoming season by calling us today to schedule a free consultation or use the convenient online form to request an estimate. Either way, you will be taking the first step in putting a rodent-free plan of action into play.