We may live in sub-tropical South East Queensland, but we can’t be blamed for rugging up in winter! Unfortunately, neither can whiskered pests like rats and mice!
While having a messy home will greatly increase the chance you find rats and mice, any home is at risk. This is because what these rodents are really looking for is somewhere warm to shack up for the winter; somewhere just like your home.
You’ll be surprised the lengths rats and mice will go to to sneak into somewhere cozy, and they’re quite clever in finding small gaps and openings to enter into. Whether it’s between a pair of bricks, under a doorway, or a hole in your roof, these guys are certain to discover any existing ways into your home.
Keeping rodents out of your home
So you might be wondering what you can do to lessen your chances of having any close encounters with these unwanted guests.
Keep your eyes peeled for rats and mice
As sneaky as rats and mice can be, they still leave the odd clue. Whether it’s nests, food disappearing, suspicious sounds, or strange odours, it’s essential you’re on the lookout for clues this winter.
Keep your home clean
Even the cleanest houses could be attractive homes for rats and mice. But keeping your home clean will reduce these chances. Apart from being diligent with food scraps and exposed food, make sure you also keep your bins clean and regularly changed, clean pet food bowls, and vacuum often.
Rodents are amazing body contortionists and will surprise you with how innovative they can be when it comes to finding entry points. What makes them unique is that their body will fit through anything their heads can, so keep that in mind when considering what needs to be sealed. Seal crevices throughout your whole home, whether that be in your roof, walls, or doorways.
Getting rid of rats and mice
At GC Pest Control, our to get rid of rats and mice is our Rodent Control Service, which considers the safety of both children and pets.
We install at least three lockable rodent stations with bait that are unreachable to children. This lock and location combination means children and pets are truly safe from these stations.
What makes this method so dependable is that it usually gets rid of rodents in a 4-10 day period so you can rest easy knowing your family is safe.
After this period we’ll stop by at your house to remove any of the baited rodents keeping your home clean and pest free.
We also service commercial buildings, as well as help property managers ensure their rentals are rodent free!
ABOUT GC PEST CONTROL: GC Pest Control is a genuine and professional pest control company based on the Gold Coast, with 60 years’ combined experience of helping customers with their pest control needs. The company, which has operated for around seven years, specialises in all-things pest control, servicing residential and commercial properties. More information – https://www.gcpestcontrol.com.au