02/11/2021 | Have You Heard Your Walls Squeaking Lately?
All buildings occasionally make sounds like creaking, clanking, or groaning. However, if you’re hearing squeaks, cheeps, and squeals coming from the walls of your home or business, you may not be dealing with everyday building noises—you may have rodents settling in to enjoy a cozy warm winter inside your walls.
According to a survey done by the National Pest Management Association, one-third of the respondents reported having a rodent infestation during the winter. When the temperatures outside drop, rodents don’t think twice about squatting in a nice, warm building. In fact, the larger the building, the more likely you’ll experience a rodent infestation this winter.
If you’re managing a large facility or building, follow our helpful tips and tricks to keep rodents out all year long:
How can I tell if I have a rodent problem in my facility?
Mice urinate constantly as a way to mark territories and help them find their way back to their nests. That means, unfortunately, that when you have mice you also have urine contamination. Anything gnaw-able, like food packages and baseboards, may have telltale gnaw marks along its edges.
If you have a rat infestation, you might also notice “runways” alongside walls, or darkened, greasy paths. These marks are made by rats scurrying back and forth from nests to food sources all night long.
How can Assured Environments help with my rodent infestation?
Proactive rodent control is vital to your facility’s health
Don’t wait until rodents have turned your building into their winter getaway. Assured Environments is here to provide a complete pest control evaluation at your facility. If a rodent problem is discovered, our expert pest control technicians will eradicate the infestation by implementing the treatments necessary for making your facility as inhospitable as possible to all rodents.
How do I keep rodents out?
Once we clear your facility of rats, mice, and other pests, there are several things you can do to prevent them from coming back, including:
- Seal holes and cracks
- Eliminate clutter in basements and attics
- Repair leaks
- Clean clogged drains
- Store food properly in airtight containers
Keep your facility pest-free with our quick and efficient pest control services! Contact Assured Environments today to stop the squeaking in your walls!