There are few things more horrifying than discovering that you have an infestation of rodents in your home or business. Rodents are not only disgusting and destructive, they are carriers of many germs and diseases. Millions have died throughout history due to the Black Plague, the Hantavirus, and Hemorrhagic Fever diseases. Some diseases can even be contracted by being in contact with their droppings, even if you never see the rodents.
So effective rodent control measures are important to the safety and cleanliness of your home or business. There are many ways to help eradicate rodent infestations once they are discovered, such as poisons and bait traps. But it is equally important to be able to eliminate the ways that they are gaining access to your home or business. Otherwise, you will simply be embroiled in an ongoing battle with no end in sight. So consulting a pest control expert would be a wise investment.
One of the most important rodent control measures is to find the ways that the rodents are gaining access to your property. Rodents can squeeze thru the tiniest of openings so you must seal them off. Using metal or steel wool to block such openings can be effective to ensure that they cannot chew their way back in. Common entryways can be where plumbing enters or exits the building, gaps in doors and windows and other small overlooked openings.
You must also make sure your building is less attractive to rodents. That means there should be no available food sources left around to attract them. Even the smallest crumbs on the floor or counter can be enticing to them.
So if you are dealing with a rodent infestation, the time to take action is the first sign of it. Consult a pest control (rats) expert if needed and take action to nip this incredibly destructive and dangerous infestation before it inevitably causes massive damage.