Rodent Control Services always seem to get a high volume of callbacks. However, it’s never advisable to avoid or rush initial inspection of premises. Inspection is crucial for understanding the whole situation and laying the foundation of the work that needs to be done.
During rodent infestation inspections, rodent control service companies will identify the following: the exact species of the rodent, the severity of the infestation, and identify the high activity areas. With all this crucial information, PMP’s will be more efficient and equipped in handling the infestation – they will be able to use the right baiting strategies and avoid callbacks. A thorough inspection followed by proper placements of bait and traps can definitely make a huge difference in the number of callbacks.
Identifying the Rodent Species
Identifying the exact specie of the infesting rodent is a crucial part of any rodent control service. Rats and mice may belong to one family, but they have completely different characteristics, hence, they require completely different control products and techniques to address infestation.
Understanding the Extent of Infestation
Underestimating the size of the population of rodent infestation is one of the most common mistakes in rodent control. Gnaw and rub marks, droppings and borrows are the basic clues inspectors look for in their assessments of the location and size of rodent infestation. This will give them all the information they need to know regarding which and how much baiting tools are the most effective for the job.
What to Expect During and After the Inspection
During the inspection, expect for inspectors to examine areas with high activity. They will locate the water, food, and heat sources of the areas, as well as find the nesting grounds of the rodents. They will look for pathways for rodents, such as building perimeters, pipes, and electrical wires. Again, determining the exact areas where there is high concentration of rodents is important for the success of the rodent control.
After the thorough inspection, rodent control service professionals will map out their baiting strategy and determine the right baits and traps to use in their Integrated Pest Management approach. Companies such as Bell Laboratories offer a wide range of baits and bait stations suited for any kind of rodent infestation. For small and more agile rodents such as mice, many professional rodent control companies trust the Protecta Evo Mouse, as it is the most effective bait for tight and hard to reach areas. They’re designed to be placed behind appliances, under pallets or corners. It uses a single locking mechanism that snaps and locks in quickly, providing quick servicing, along with bigger bait storage capabilities.