Proactive Rodent Control
PUBLISHED ON February 1st, 2012
You have a wasp problem, and you call us up to help you get rid of it. We’re happy to do so – it’s our job! While we’re out, we’re also going to suggest you enroll in an inclusive “Enhanced Service Program”. Not only are we going to help keep wasps away from future barbeques, but we’re also going to protect your home against rodents, ants, and other crawly insects.
But wait – you don’t have rodents! What kind of place do we think this is? You keep a tidy home, it’s in great condition and you practice great yard maintenance. You don’t need protection against rodents – or so you think. Here are some conditions beyond your control that can raise the risk of a rodent infestation on your property, and make a proactive rodent control program a great idea.
- Commercial dumpsters – when you bought that cute little home near the Thai restaurant and the Co-op, the empty blue dumpsters never caused you to think twice. Now, though, it’s the last day before pick up and they’re overflowing. You can’t really do much to control their behavior, and the dumpsters definitely draw in rodents. If you live near businesses that aren’t great with their refuse, it may be time to think about a little organic pest control in your own backyard.
- Illegal dumping – no matter how many times you complain to the authorities, that obnoxious resident won’t stop dumping yard and food waste in that green space near your home. Year after year, we help homeowners cope with the reality this creates – increased rodent population that’s looking to expand onto your property. We can’t stop the dumping, but we can give you some peace of mind when it comes to your home.
- That neighbor – you trim your lawn. You keep your water features in great condition, and you never leave dog food out. That’s why, every time you’re out in your yard and you have to look at the overgrown mess that your neighbor never seems to have time for, you have a little anxiety over what might be living underneath it all. Aside from offering that elderly neighbor help with their yard work (and we suggest you do!), you can protect your home with a rodent control program. The rodents might try, but they’re not going to win.
- Green belts – we all want to live next to one. We love the serenity, the quietly babbling brook, and the extra space for our children to play in. They’re great! We only suggest that you maintain a green pest control program to go with it – these natural (and needed) features often allow for populations of rodents to flourish, and when the green belt gets too small, they’ll be coming for your home next.
Of course, there are many other factors that could increase what we call “pest pressure” – these are just a few that we see on a daily basis. If you have a question about the environment around your home, you can always give us a call, even if it’s just to put your mind at ease. After all, that’s what we’re here to do!
Thanks for reading,