• April 8, 2021

The Best Time For Rodent Control: When And Why

Rodents can be found in your home because rodents need food, water and shelter, just like us. You may need rodent control if you think you have a rodent problem. Rodents are looking for shelter in the colder times of the year and your nice warm home can be perfect for them. The best time to do rodent control would be Autumn when it starts getting cold. Let's take a closer look at what rodent control is, how much it costs and some prevention methods that can help you with rodent control. 

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What Is Rodent Control?

Rodent control is the process of eliminating rodent pests such as rats and mice from your property. It is usually conducted by a qualified pest control expert. But there are do it yourself methods available. Traps are laid out in areas where rodents are hiding. These traps are dangerous so keep them away from children and pets.

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Remove the dead rodent and place it into a plastic bag and then put it into the garbage. Clean the area with disinfectant to eliminate any germs left behind. Once all the rodents are killed, get rid of the nests and shelter areas the rodents have made. Repair any damage to the house, seal up cracks and fix mesh and pipes. To prevent rodents from coming back into your home, keep your home clean and tidy. Don't leave food scraps out at night, don't put any meat or meat products into a compost bin because this attracts the rodents as they are looking for food. 

How much does it cost? 

Rodent control can vary in cost from business to business. It can also depend on how big your property is and how serious the rodent infestation is. In Melbourne Australia, Rodent control can cost $150 to $500 and usually includes a free inspection and quote. If you think you have a rodent infestation contact an expert for a free quote. 

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