Keep Rodents Out! Tips & Techniques for Rodent Exclusion

Rodent Entering House Through Entry Point in Wall


Rodents are a problem in Phoenix. This large city has many places for rodents, like mice and rats, to hide, breed, and hunt. This takes them to places you’d rather they not be, such as your home or business, in search of food. For this reason, it’s important to have an exterminator, like Buzz Tech, perform routine rodent exclusion services at your property. Buzz Tech is a family owned and operated business with a quick response time and guaranteed customer satisfaction. Read on to learn more about our rodent exclusion techniques for your property and how to keep it rodent-free.

How Buzz Tech Keeps Rodents Out of Your Property

To start, our technicians inspect every area of your property, inside and out. We know what to look for, such as:

  • Any signs of entry
  • Any signs of habitation like damage from chewing, urine, and droppings

If it is determined you have a rodent infestation on your property, our technicians use proven extermination techniques to eliminate the problem. These methods include rodent devices or bait stations placed in key areas. One rodent device used is a trap, but there are different kinds of traps a trained technician can use. For example, there is the snap trap, a spring-loaded bar that kills the rodent on contact. There’s also the electronic trap that delivers an electronic shock and quickly kills the rodent. There’s also the live-animal trap for catch and release. The multiple-catch live mouse trap allows technicians to catch and release multiple rodents.

Another technique to get rid of rodents includes baiting. This is using a rodenticide (poison) to kill the rodents. Keep in mind that this poison is also lethal to other mammals, like cats, dogs, and small children. Another disadvantage to bait stations is the possibility of a rodent dying in a place where they can not be retrieved.

From here, our technicians will seal up entry points using different methods. These include:

  • Replacing weather-stripping around doors
  • Sealing gaps around utility pipe or electrical wire entrances
  • Sealing cracks in the foundation
  • Covering vents, attic louvers, and air vents

Next, Buzz Tech technicians will educate you on what you can do to diminish the chance of rodents returning. For starters, keep the property sanitized and be sure to properly dispose of food and sources of shelter for rodents. Common sources of food and water include unsealed containers, open bags of chips, fruit left outside of the refrigerator, and open trash containers. Some common rodent access points include holes around appliances, window, and doors, missing screens, and holes near cabinets and closets. Also, be sure to have Buzz Tech conduct routine inspections of the property. Having a rodent infestation is unhealthy for your family and employees. For a healthy working and living environment, you need to eliminate the problem for good. Rodents carry diseases and put you, your family, your employees, and your customers at risk.

Other tips include:

  • Keeping outdoor grill areas clean
  • Keeping firewood off the ground
  • Keeping compost piles far from structures
  • Avoid planting ivy as it provides shelter as a well as a food source for rodents because snails and slugs love to live among Ivy
  • Don’t have a bird feeder as this provides a source of food
  • Frequently clean your garbage and recycling bins
  • Keep stovetops and countertops clean
  • Keep your property free of clutter
  • Keep your attic or crawl space clean and moisture-free
  • Seal entry points around cabinets, interior walls, attic, and crawl spaces with steel wool, caulk, or 1/4″ x 1/4″ metal mesh.
  • Repair broken pipes

Why You Need Rodent Exclusion in Phoenix

Once you have determined whether you have a rodent infestation, half your job is completed. Now, gear up for battle because if you really want to get rid of rodents for good, you need a professional rodent technician to perform exclusion techniques immediately and then follow up with routine services. At Buzz Tech, we work with clients all over Phoenix, and we want to work with you, too. If you think you may have a rodent problem or want to prevent one from occurring, call Buzz Tech today at 602-619-9975.

With over 20 years of combined Rodent Control experience there isn’t a situation we haven’t seen. Over the years we’ve completed well over 3,000 rodent extermination services. Our technicians have serviced infestations in giant commercial warehouses and at residential homes. No matter where or what the job entails we treat every job with the utmost care and undivided attention. Contact us today to get rid of your rodent problem.