October 20, 2022 | Pest Control
Rodents can be seen anywhere in a home or building but are commonly located near points where they can find food, water, shelter or a potential nesting site. Even if you have not actually seen rodents, small elongated black droppings are always reliable indicators that rodents have infested your property.
- Urine stains
- Gnawed edges
- Chew noises
- Nests of shredded fibers or material
As part of Brady’s strategic rodent control plan, focus on improvements in the following areas to help keep rodents away.
• Inspect your roof and repair any possible rodent entry points. Rodents only need about the size of a quarter to gain entry access into a small space.
• Ensure that trash and recycling bins are emptied regularly and have self-closing, tight fitting lids to keep rodents away.
• Manage moisture around your property. Pests need water.
• Keep property clear of debris and all possible rodent harborage areas.
Myths about Mice
- It is rare for only a single mouse to take up residence at a home or facility. Mice reproduce rapidly with a single female producing up to 60 offspring each year.
- Cats or dogs may hunt a mouse for sport, but cannot control rodent infestations.
- Mice do not necessarily like cheese. The best bait for mice is peanut butter, chocolate and meats.