Rodents are some of the most dangerous pests to infest homes and businesses. Rats and mice are becoming more problematic throughout Canada and are causing more and more damage and costs to home and business owners than perhaps any other pest. Rodents carry diseases that can make humans incredibly ill and in some extreme circumstances, even prove to be fatal. If you ever discover rodent activity in your home, the problem needs to be addressed immediately to prevent health risks. Pest control professionals in Oakville are best equipped to eliminate rodents from the home and this process is typically done with a series of steps that both removes the rodents and prevents future infestations.
The first step in removing rodents from a home is to immediately seal all entry points into the home. Rodents come from the outside, either slipping through tiny holes that lead into the home or gnawing and burrowing fresh holes to move freely between the inside and outside. These entry points are usually located near pipes and vents, which give the rodents tiny slips in which to enter the home. Pest control professionals will usually use caulking to completely seal up these tiny cracks and any holes will also be filled in. Another important thing to keep in mind is that rodents like unsanitary conditions and clutter. Keep the inside and outside of your home as clean as possible to prevent attracting rodents.
The actual removal process of rodents should only be undertaken by pest control professionals who specialize in rodent removal. A specialist will usually set a series of traps that both draw rodents out and trap them for removal. Once all of the rodents have been removed from the home, preventative measures will be undertaken to keep the rodents out. All vegetation and overgrown bushes and trees should be scaled back and kept trim to avoid providing rodents entry ways to enter into the home. All food inside of the home should be kept sealed in containers to prevent attracting rodents and floors should be regularly vacuumed and mopped. Outdoor food for pets should be strictly controlled and never left out overnight since this will also draw rodents from far away.
Because rodents can be aggressive when threatened, you should never attempt to remove rodents on your own. A bite from a rodent can cause rabies and other diseases, therefore, it is always advisable to leave the removal process to a team of professionals. Removing rodents from the home can be a time-consuming and dangerous process. It can be even more dangerous to leave the rodents unchecked to spread diseases and bacteria inside of a home. Preventative measures are the best courses of action to take against rodents once an infestation occurs. By ensuring that entryways are kept sealed and inaccessible, this will go a long way towards keeping rodents out of the home. This same process applies to the yard as well, since rodents are attracted to overgrown vegetation.