The Pest Guys – Protect Your Home Against Rodents in Winter

Rats In The Roof

As we move into the cooler months, rodents get ready to find somewhere warm and cosy to hide out over winter. Offering shelter and comfortable temperatures, family homes become an attractive destination to rodents. But, as rodents pose a significant risk to the health of your household and often damage your property, it’s important to get on top of rodent infestations quickly.

If you think your home may become a hiding spot for rodents over the winter, act now. Seek the advice of rodent control professionals to make sure that your property is protected against rodent infestations.

What are Rodents?

Rodents include the many species of both common and uncommon rats and mice. Warm-blooded mammals that breed and spread fast, rodents of different species are found throughout the world. Typically featuring oversized front teeth, they quickly find and devour food as well as gnaw through building structures, wiring and furniture. Rodent infestations are known to cause significant damage to properties while also carrying and spreading disease.

How to Spot Rodents in Your Home

One of the quickest signs of rodents in your home is the existence of droppings. Typically found in corners and crevices, rodent droppings indicate the presence of a few – if not more – rodents hiding in your home.

If you’ve got appliances you haven’t recently moved or cleaned under, it’s a good idea to check for rodent nests. Rodents like setting up nests under appliances that produce moisture and heat – including refrigerators and stoves. Particularly in kitchens, rodents often find food scraps and crumbs falling within their reach.

Damage Control: What to Do if You Have Rodents

If you’ve established that your property has rodents, it’s time to go into damage control mode. Whether previous rodent control measures failed – or you had none to begin with – it’s important to get on top of a rodent infestation fast.

Start by sealing up crevices and cracks to block entry points, thoroughly clean and tidy your kitchen to remove food waste and crumbs and repair any damaged pipes that may be seeping moisture and attracting rodents.

To get rid of a rodent infestation for good, chat with a pest control professional for expert services and strategies.

Perth’s Rodent Control Professionals 

Are you hearing scuttering at night or have you spotted tiny droppings around your home? Rodents could be setting up shop in your home for the winter. If you need to get rid of a rodent infestation fast, it’s important to seek the help of a professional.

At The Pest Guys in Perth, we specialise in fast and effective rodent control. Providing services to Perth home and business owners, we make it easy and hassle-free to rid your property of rodents with minimal disruption.

Keep pesky rodents out of your property. Contact us today on (08) 6201 2013 to organise a complete property inspection as well as expert advice and services on rodent control.