Effective rodent control programs start with discovering and understanding the reason for the rodents to be there. Food, heat, shelter and access sources are all potential reasons. Get down on your hands and knees to see what the rodent sees. Get under things, follow room perimeters, feel for air currents and look for climbing opportunities. Don’t be satisfied with a cursory inspection. Could they be living under kitchen cabinets, in stove or dishwasher insulation, a suspended ceiling, or a bag of bird seed? Inspect exteriors the same way. Keep looking — you’ll get better at it each time.
Ed Van Istendal is National Institutional Sales Manager for Ensystex.