Ramp up control for rodent season

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October 7, 2020

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October 7, 2020


Steve Goscinsky, Northeastern U.S. Technical and Sales Representative, Ensystex

Steve Goscinsky, Northeastern U.S. Technical and Sales Representative, Ensystex

Fall generally is regarded as “rodent season,” though in reality rodent control is all four seasons. Rodent control for unheated garages, storage units, sheds, barns and similar locations may present unique situations — especially if infrequently used vehicles, electronic equipment and furniture are being stored. Rodents can destroy the wiring in a valuable antique vehicle in less than a day. The exposed wiring then becomes a potential fire hazard. Even if that doesn’t occur, there is still the damage to the vehicle.

The same rules apply to any rodent program: Inspect the structure and seal off potential entry points. Be sure to check the corners of rubber seals at the edges of garage doors.

In the building interior, I have found that cold-temperature glue trays (made for refrigerators and freezers) put into cardboard tunnels and placed along the inside walls and entryways work very well.

Prior to freezing temperatures, spray the building exterior with a botanically based liquid rodent repellent. They can even be applied to automotive wiring. Once freezing temperatures come into play, place exterior bait stations at entryways and around the structure.

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