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Rodent Exclusion Best Practices For Waltham Residents


Rodents are one of the most common types of pests in Waltham. They are able to enter your home through the smallest of access points all too easily. They are prolific breeders, so once inside, a larger problem soon starts to take shape. Unfortunately, in addition to their ubiquity, rodents pose very real risks to the well-being of your home and your family.

Thankfully, the experts at Assurance Pest Solutions have over 40 years of experience in pest control in Waltham, with a keen focus on rodent extermination and exclusion. As part of this blog, we'll discuss rodent exclusion techniques, how to bait them out of your walls and how to get rid of rodents and keep them from coming back.

Rodent Exclusion Techniques

Rodent exclusion is all about removing gaps that mice, rats, and other house rodents can use as entry points into your home. Keep in mind that an average size mouse can fit through an opening no larger than a dime. Here are some of the best rodent exclusion techniques:

  • Seal cracks in your foundation.
  • Replace broken window screens.
  • Ensure vents remain closed when not in use.
  • Fill gaps around areas where electrical and plumbing enter the home.
  • Repair cracks in floorboards.
  • Use metal grates on drainage pipes.
  • Install physical barriers and guards where needed.

Beyond these rodent exclusion techniques, a professional will thoroughly inspect your home and premises to make further recommendations.

How To Bait Rodents Out Of Your Walls

Rodents tend to make nests within your home in out of the way areas. This usually means rodents in the attic, crawl spaces, and basements. However, sometimes the most remote areas of the house become their favorite hiding place, and it can be difficult to get them out. When rodents are in the attic, for instance, setting traps and bait is straightforward. However, when they are in the walls, this entails more work with regard to luring out the pests with thoughtfully-placed bait traps. Sometimes a combination of repelling the rodents from one place and luring them to another is the best remedy. The experts know better than anyone how to lure rodents out of difficult to access areas of the house for thorough pest remediation.

Deterring Rodents From A Particular Area In Your Home

Rodents are constantly looking for certain elements and are also dissuaded by others. One of the most surefire ways to repel rodents from an area of your home is to quickly clean up food and liquid spills and keep food in airtight containers. If they can't forage successfully, rodents are less apt to stay in the vicinity. There are also certain scents that rodents hate. Rodents dislike the smell of peppermint, eucalyptus, and pepper. If you love the smell of eucalyptus oil, that may be your best bet! However, an odor is not a match for an active rodent infestation.

Humane Rodent Infestation Treatments In Waltham

Assurance Pest Solutions has over 40 years of experience effectively dealing with and treating New England rodent infestations. A thorough job does not simply entail exterminating the pests but must also exclude them from entering the home in the future. We completely review the outside of your home so that you don't need interior rodent extermination going forward. Next, we use a combination of bait stations and traps to effectively and humanely treat the infestation. Afterward, we will remove rodents from your home and sanitize your home's surfaces. Rodents not only cause an inordinate amount of damage but are able to transmit potentially deadly viruses and diseases through fecal matter, urine and saliva. As part of the rodent control service we offer, we are equipped to use a HEPA vacuum to thoroughly remove infected matter and apply liquid sanitizer to the affected surfaces. Call (781) 630-5653 us today for a thorough and safe approach to rodent pest control in Waltham.