What Are the Methods of Controlling Rodents? 1

Rodents are known to carry infectious diseases such as rabies and parvovirus that are harmful to you, your family, and pets. Furthermore, these nuisance critters can cause significant property damage with their incessant chewing on wires, piping, and drywall. Therefore, it is imperative that you deal with rodents immediately after discovering them in your Polk County home.

The best way to effectively remove rodents from your home is by contacting a certified pest and wildlife removal company that employs the following professional methods of rodent control.

3 Common Rodent Control Tactics

  1. Trapping – After assessing the size of an infestation, rodent control professionals start by strategically placing the appropriate rodent traps in areas with low human traffic. The bait end of the trap goes against the wall to attract rodents as they run along floorboards. Humane rodent control experts generally steer clear from glue and snap traps as they are inhumane and can scare rodents and cause them to urinate, which is dangerous since a rodent’s urine contains germs that could expose you and your family to diseases.

  2. Sealing – Before the rodent control specialist removes all the rodents in the home, they will locate and seal all cracks and holes in the property where a rodent can fit. If a gap is between the size of a nickel or a half dollar, then a mouse or rat can squeeze through. The wildlife expert will inspect the whole property, from the roof to underneath the refrigerator for potential entry points. Sealing the gaps is essential to prevent rodents from reentering the property.

  3. Cleaning – When rodents go inside your home, they are searching for food. Keep all food (your pet’s included) securely stored away. Make sure food containers and the trash can have a tight lid on them. Maintaining a trimmed, debris-free, and/or fenced yard also helps prevent rodents from entering your property. A rodent control professional will recommend such ways to keep rodents away from your home and even go so far as to clean, repair, and decontaminate any messes or damages the rodents have left behind.

Our Effective Rodent Control Methods

At Critter Control® of Polk County, our experienced rodent control technicians will permanently remove all the nuisance rodents in your Polk County home with our proven four-step method. Our CritterSafe® process is eco-friendly, effective, and humane. Our method includes:  

  1. Inspection – During your free consultation, one of our expert technicians will inspect your Polk County home to determine the size of the infestation.
  2. Removal – Then, our technician will safely remove all rodents using our humane CritterSafe® methods.
  3. Prevention – Next, our team will seal all entry points in your home to permanently keep rodents away.
  4. Restoration – Our last step is repairing and cleaning any damage caused by the rodent.

Expert Rodent Control Services in Polk County

If you encounter rodents in your Polk County home, keep your distance and contact the rodent removal experts at Critter Control® of Polk County. Our licensed and trained rodent control specialists use non-toxic and humane removal methods when it comes to getting rid of unwanted critters in your home. To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate for our rodent control services, call us today at 863-204-2815.


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