Do You Have a Mouse Or Rat Problem?

Although they are small, rodents often leave big signs of their presence:
  • Droppings. If you start to notice rodent droppings in your basement, pantry or cupboards, it is a clear sign you have a home pest, like a rat or mouse.
  • Gnawed Food Containers. If you start to find chewed corners of boxes or bags that contain food, this is a telltale sign that a mouse or rat is dining in your pantry, cupboard or cabinets.
  • Shredded Siding or Insulation. If you notice insulation or exterior siding that has been chewed, shredded or pulled away around pipes or wiring, you have identified the point of entry for a rat, mouse or other rodent.
If left unchecked, a rat or mouse in your home can spread disease to humans and pets, contaminate food sources and cause extensive property damage. It is critical that you address the problem as soon as possible, before it becomes unmanageable.
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Don’t Provide Food

Rats and mice have an excellent sense of smell. Don’t entice them with pet food left outside. Only feed your pets an amount they can eat right away, and make sure to use metal containers with tight-fitting lids if you store your pet food outdoors or in your garage. Likewise, keep your garbage tightly covered, too.

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Don’t Create Nesting Areas

Rats and mice love to find a cozy space to call home. Make sure you clear brush and thick bushes at least 100 feet away from your home. Don’t store abandoned vehicles, trash, old appliances or other junk in your yard. Keep your firewood and lumber stacked neatly and at least 18 inches off the ground and far from your home.

To learn more about how Foundation Pest Control can help you with rodent control, just call or complete our convenient contact form. We will be happy to show you how Foundation Pest Control can keep your home free from unwanted furry guests with our Memphis rodent control services.

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