Preparation and Expectations for Rodent Control

Rodents(Mice and Rats)

Before Treatment:

Be prepared to show the technician all problem areas. Make sure that problem areas are cleared of clutter so that the area can be treated properly. Do not use any over the counter or organic pest control products prior to or after our service; doing so may prevent our chemicals from working properly.

Rodent-proofing your home, is an effective way to stop mice infestations from expanding or ever occurring in the first place. Defend your home from mice by eliminating points of entry and easy access. This can be difficult due to a mouse’s ability to squeeze itself into even the smallest of openings (one-quarter of an inch and up). A good rule of thumb is if you can fit a pencil into a crack, hole or opening, a mouse can get through it.

Sanitation is key:

Good sanitation won’t get rid of mice, but poor sanitation will attract them. Garbage can lids should be secured tightly. Overgrown grass or brush around the foundation should be cleared. Bird feeders can also provide a food source for rodents.


The interior and exterior of your home is inspected for evidence of mouse or rat activity. Our technician will check for droppings, gnaw marks, and body trails and entry points.

Interior Trapping:

Traps are set in suspect areas and monitored. All traps are set in areas out of reach of children and pets in sealed stations.
Exterior Baiting: Locked, secured, rodent stations are placed around the foundation of the structure. These are baited with a rodenticide so the rodents will feed and die.

After Initial Service:

Interior and exterior stations should be monitored weekly until three days pass without a rodent catch or rodent feeding. The home or business should seal all cracks in the foundation, openings around pipes and appliance exhausts, vents, and electrical chases. Great stuff foam can be used over steel wool to create strong, gnaw proof barriers. Avoid using plastic, rubber, wood or anything else mice can easily gnaw through as sealants. Get weather stripping for door and window gaps and make sure the sweep on your door creates a seal against the threshold when it’s closed. Our company does not do any exclusion work, you will have to have your preferred maintenance person or licensed carpenter address these issues.