How To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Gilbert Property

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The most common rodent invaders to your Gilbert homes and businesses are mice, rats, and sometimes squirrels. These invaders will chew through your wiring, potentially causing fires. They will tear up your attic insulation, and what is left will be saturated with urine and feces. They will chew through the drywall, paneling, or flooring. If they gain entry to the main living space, there is no end to the places they can hide. From inside your sofa, to your child’s toy box. Your landscaping and outdoor living spaces are in jeopardy as well.

How And Why Rodents Invade

Water, food, shelter, and a cozy place to nest is their objective. Humans have always unknowingly provided meals and harborage for rodents just by being ourselves. Rodents have a longstanding dependency on us for that very reason. You are the answer to their problems. Well, you used to be. Times are changing little rodent! Start by managing these areas:

  • Sewer lines - This is extra gross. If a rat can gain entrance by swimming through the sewer lines, he won’t hesitate to do so, bringing diseases with him.
  • Though the garage - This is easy access for any rodent. Garage doors are usually open for extended periods, allowing them to enter freely.
  • Window openings and wall cracks - Smaller rodents can squeeze through the tiniest of holes or cracks, even under doors if your door sweep is faulty.
  • Ventilation holes - Your home should have several ventilation holes allowing air to circulate, and keep your home free of moisture. The mice know about these holes and use them to their advantage.
  • Outdoor holiday decorations - They may get cozy in your Nativity or Santa's beard, and when you pack them up, the mouse gets packed up too.
  • Chew holes through walls - They will sometimes chew their way into your home if they want in badly enough. Squirrels are notorious for this.

Make The Call

It’s time to make the call. The team at Pro Active Pest Control is standing by ready to help, but you need to let us know that you could use a hand with your rodent problem. We will customize a rodent plan for your property, and implement it quickly. Timing is important to rodent eradication because we need to ensure that all generations of the rodent are eliminated. So, reach out to us today.

Rodent Prevention Tips

Now that you know how they invade, and you have taken steps to have Pro Active Pest Control come out to the property, you will need to do your part. Here is your checklist:

  • Caulk all holes and cracks.
  • Cap off any unused sewer lines.
  • Keep garage doors closed when not in use.
  • Put mesh screening over all ventilation holes and cover the chimney.
  • Keep food stored in plastic containers.
  • Clean out basements, closets, garages, and attics. Remove anything that a mouse could use as nesting material. Tidy areas also make it more difficult for a mouse problem to go unnoticed.
  • Store firewood away from the house.

There are hundreds of DIY products available to homeowners. Poisons in every form, many types of traps, ultrasonic devices, and repellants. You can also opt for natural or herbal remedies and rodent-repelling landscaping. These will do well enough, but will never rid you of the entire infestation. Remember a mama mouse can have 50 babies a year, and then all the babies grow up. A female mouse is sexually mature at six weeks old. You do the math.