October

14

2012

 
mouse in a seattle wa building

Follow these tips to keep mice and rats out of your home or business

When it comes to your business, there is just no room for dealing with rodents. Mice and rats cause serious problems for businesses every year including structural damages and damage to hard earned images and reputations. Not only can rodents quickly drive people away but they also create an unsanitary workplace that threatens you, your employees and customers.

In order to protect your facility from rodents this fall, it is important to implement strategies that keep mice, rats and other rodent activity away. Since 1926, Sprague Pest Solutions has been providing commercial pest control services in Seattle, Portland and throughout the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions and have identified proven methods for rodent exclusion. The best part about the following pest proofing tips, many of these things you can do right now.

Seal off points of entry - Rodents enter building through doors, vents, pipe and utility openings, dock plates, or any other small openings. Be sure all of these areas are sealed off and that you try to keep doors and receiving areas closed as much as is possible.

Inspect incoming goods - You want to look for signs of rodents such as droppings and gnaw marks.

Inspect the property - Often times mice and rats are living outside of the facility in what is called a reservoir population. By removing food, water and shelter from your facility’s property, you will be removing the chance of rodents getting inside the facility.

Improve sanitation efforts - This is something that cannot be stressed enough. Because rodents are dangerous to health, can contaminate product, and create fire hazards with their gnawing, it is vital that the facility maintains strict sanitation practices.

In addition to these rodent exclusion techniques, be sure that your facility has an ongoing pest control service. It takes routine inspections, preventative treatments and continuous monitoring by pest control professionals to really maintain a rodent free facility.

To see if Sprague services your area, please click here. To find out more about Sprague’s proven commercial pest solutions, please contact us today! Serving Seattle and Portland as well as the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain regions and the Denver metro, we are ready to make sure pests do not rob you of your reputation!