Share rodent control precautions with customers

By |  March 1, 2017
Dr. ElRay Roper, Senior Technical Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Dr. ElRay Roper, Senior Technical Representative, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Placing a little more bait or a few extra traps around your accounts will not do what it takes to meet your customers’ expectations for rodent control. Help them minimize rodent problems by teaching them to take the following precautions:

  • Seal holes to help prevent rodents from getting inside. Check areas where utilities and pipes enter the structure. A mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime; a rat can enter through a quarter-sized hole.
  • Store firewood at least 20 ft. away from the building. Mice can make nests in woodpiles, and easily gain access to the structure if the pile is nearby.
  • Keep storage areas well organized. Store boxes and other supplies off the floor. Clutter in closets and storage areas provide ideal nesting sites for rats and mice.
  • Pest-proof the property. Repair damaged screens in windows. Fix weather-stripping around doors and install door sweeps.
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