If flooding is predicted for your area and time allows, it can pay off to partner with your pest management professional to reduce risks. Before waters rise, Ecolab pest control experts recommend that you:
- Identify and seal cracks and other openings under doors and flooring, at pipe chases and in false ceilings. Keep in mind that a mouse can enter through a space no bigger than a dime and a rat through an opening the size of a quarter. In southern and some coastal areas where roof rats live, it’s wise to inspect for and seal access points around the entire building, from the roof to below ground.
- Place rodent bait stations around the outside of your structure to reduce rodent pressure.
- Remove standing water where possible.