Rodent and Critter Control
Our rodent and critter control program has four important steps:
- A thorough inspection to identify the species, where they’re nesting, and what factors are attracting them.
- Creating effective sanitation so that rodents are denied both food and hiding places.
- Eliminating all potential entry points.
- Reducing the population by applying poison, bait and traps.
Tips to Help with Rodent Control
- Store food, particularly grains and nutmeats, in rodent-proof glass or metal containers. Refrigerate fresh fruit and vegetables or store in open-air coolers screened with one-fourth-inch wire mesh.
- Check bags of grass seed, dry pet food and other material stored in sheds and outbuildings regularly for signs of rodent entry. Move indoors, if necessary, or put in metal or screened bins.
- Separate organic garbage from metal, glass and plastic at the sink. Drain the organic material and wrap it in newspaper before placing it in the garbage can. Rodent-proof your garbage cans by setting them on a 12-inch high platform and equip them with spring fasteners. Maintain a distance of at least 24 inches between cans and structures from which rodents might jump onto cans. Replace or repair outdoor garbage cans that have hols or lids that do not fit tightly. Use enough and to hold all your garbage. Do not store surplus garbage in cardboard, plastic or paper bags that can be penetrated by rodents. Wash out garbage cans periodically so that no organic matter remains after the cans are emptied. Never leave garbage cans open during the night, and don’t leave garbage outside in plastic bags.
- Pick up or bury fallen fruit and pet feces daily.
- Put away an foods that pets do not eat in between feedings.
- Search out even small holes and stuff with steel wool, cover with sheet metal or fill with caulk, plaster or similar material.
Servicing areas in Middle Tennessee including Spring Hill, Thompson’s Station, Franklin, Brentwood, Nashville and surrounding areas; Antipest Pest Control Services is here to protect you and your family.