When you call Pest Control, they come over and do a lot of the heavy lifting and use their training and expertise to get rid of the problem pest. There are a few ways where you can help them be more successful in helping you. Here are 4 helpful ideas.
NO EXPOSED FOOD—ANYWHERE
Make sure that all food that is not in a can or jar is stored in the refrigerator or heavy plastic container during service, and for at least two weeks afterward. This includes chips, candies, nuts, cereals, bread, any grain-based food, pet foods, etc., that are normally stored in upper or lower cabinets, on counter tops, or on top of the refrigerator. Although usually bagged, rodents can chew right through plastic bags to get to foods.
NO HOLES. EVEN VERY, VERY SMALL ONES.
Repair any holes in walls, around baseboards, or doors that don’t seal properly (apartment residents should report these to management for repair). This is because mice can enter through gaps as small as 1/4 inch and rats can fit through holes as small as 1/2 inch in diameter.
THE FRIDGE PERIMETER
Remove all items from the top of the refrigerator and from beneath the kitchen sink to allow access to these areas.
COMMUNICATE AND DISCUSS
When the technician arrives, discuss the situation with him or her, making note of areas where mice or signs of mice have been seen. It is better to over-share than to forget a missing piece of information.
At Wildwoods Pest Control, we employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Portland’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Portland area communities for several years and can create timely and effective extermination solutions to Portland’s cockroach issues.
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