We may live in sub-tropical South East Queensland, but you can’t blame us for rugging up in winter! Unfortunately, neither can whiskered pests like rats and mice!
While having a messy home will significantly increase the chance you find rats and mice. Any home is at risk. This is because these rodents are looking for somewhere warm to shack up for the winter, somewhere just like your home.
You’ll be surprised by the lengths rats and mice will go to sneak into somewhere cozy, and they’re pretty clever in finding small gaps and openings to enter into. Whether between a pair of bricks, under a doorway, or a hole in your roof, these guys will discover ways into your home.
Keeping Rodents Out Of Your Home
So you might wonder what you can do to lessen your chances of having 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 you spot a nest, food disappearing, suspicious sounds, or strange odours, you must be 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. Besides being diligent with food scraps and exposed food, ensure you keep your bins clean and regularly changed, clean pet food bowls, and vacuum often.
Rodents are astounding body contortionists and will surprise you with how innovative they can be when 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 home, whether in your roof, walls, or doorways.
Getting Rid Of Rats And Mice
At GC Pest Control, our Rodent Control Service considers the safety of both children and pets to get rid of rats and mice.
We install at least three lockable rodent stations with bait and ensure these are unreachable to children. This lock and location combination means children and pets are safe from these stations.
This method is so dependable that it usually gets rid of rodents in 4-10 days, so you can rest easy knowing your family is safe.
After this period, we’ll stop by your house to remove any of the baited rodents keeping your home clean and pest free.
We also service commercial buildings and help property managers ensure rodent-free rentals!