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Rats and mice cause a lot of problems. Not only are they interested in our food and our living space, but they can damage our property and cause significant health issues for our loved ones. In Maryland, the house mouse, roof rat and Norway rat are the most common types of rodents. If left unchecked, they can increase in numbers until they have essentially taken over a given space. That is why it is so important to keep rodents out of your backyard in the first place. Use the following tips to help discourage these pests from claiming your home as their own.
Rats and mice don’t like to be out in the open. They are interested in finding a sheltered area to construct their nest, which is why they love tall grass, wood piles and debris. Don’t give them a place to hide. Make sure that your grass is neatly trimmed, and clear debris from your yard on a regular basis. If you have wood piles on your property, move them around randomly so that rodents aren’t able to establish a home in them.
If you have pets, they can be a huge help in discouraging a rodent infestation. Assuming you have a fence, allow them to roam in the yard periodically throughout the day. Rodents do not like dogs or cats and are less likely to hang around your property if you allow your animals to make their presence known.
Rats and mice need food to survive, and if they find it on your property, you are going to have a hard time getting rid of the rodents. Any food waste needs to be covered. Double check your garbage cans to ensure that the lids fit tightly and there are no cracks or holes in the can. Keep in mind that rodents can fit in very small spaces; it is worth it to replace a damaged garbage can if you notice any issues.
Some plants naturally discourage mice and rats from coming onto your property. For example, catnip, lavender, mint and elderberry are all good choices. Rodents also shy away from bay leaves, amaryllis and wormwood. Create a natural barrier on your property using a variety of rodent repelling plants.
Rodents are fairly intelligent creatures, and you may find yourself in a losing battle as you attempt to keep them off of your property. If you can’t get control yourself, consider contacting a licensed pest control company. We have a lot of experience dealing with mice and rats and can help keep your problem from getting out of control.
Mice and rats can cause a lot of issues for your home and your family once an infestation takes root. If you have a problem in your yard that just won’t go away, get in contact with Barefoot Pest Control. We’ll come out for an inspection and set up a specialized plan to address your issue.
When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Barefoot Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Barefoot Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Barefoot Pest Control.
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Barefoot Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Waldorf for over 7 years. During this time we've helped over 20,000 homeowners manage and exterminate their pest problems.
Barefoot Pest Control is a Waldorf locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you.
Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check and drug test all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the classroom and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Barefoot Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Waldorf pest issue.
Barefoot Pest Control provides a zero obligation free inspection and estimate in Waldorf. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
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