Austin Rodent Control – Rats, mice, and other rodents often find their way into Austin homes in search of food, water, and shelter. These pests sometimes overrun the space, eating and contaminating food (including pet food), and damaging and destroying property. If there are rodents in or around your property, it could be the start of an infestation that threatens your health and well-being. If you see signs of rodents in your home, you likely need professional Austin rodent control services to eliminate the pests from the premises–the pros will know what steps to take to resolve your rodent problem. One of the most effective ways the pros suggest for getting rid of rodents is to use bait stations.

WHAT ARE RODENT BAIT STATIONS?

Rodent bait stations are tamper-resistant containers that hold bait blocks securely inside and can be placed around the exterior perimeter of your home or business in areas with rodent activity. These rodent control tools help to keep rodents from invading your home.

There are both disposable and refillable rodent bait stations available; choosing which to use depends on the severity of your infestation. Disposable bait stations effectively mitigate rodents when infestations are small, but refillable bait stations can be better for homeowners who experience larger and/or recurring rodent infestations.

DO RODENT BAIT STATIONS WORK?

Rodent bait stations are one of the most effective rodent control methods available. Bait stations eliminate multiple rodents at a time, unlike other rodent control solutions, making them extremely valuable for dealing with infestations. They work by attracting rodents with bait that  the pests eat inside the station, before returning to their nests where they die a few days later.

WHAT IS THE BEST RODENT BAIT STATION PLACEMENT?

The best placement for rodent bait stations is between rodent nests and their main food source. Some of the best places for bait stations inside the house are underneath/behind kitchen appliances, in corners of the garage and basement, and along attic rafters. Outside, effective placement of rodent bait stations includes areas below windows and near doors, where utilities enter the house, around outbuildings, and near garbage cans.

It is important to note that rodent bait stations should NEVER be placed where children, pets, or other people or animals can disturb them, so as to keep from coming in contact with the rodent baits. All baits are poisonous and must be avoided for health and safety. To avoid contact completely with the poisonous bait, the safest course of action is to call in a professional team of pest control experts experienced with Austin rodent control.

For more information on rodent infestations

check out “Managing Rats & Mice,”

a leaflet created by the Texas Wildlife Damage Management Service for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

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Rodent infestations present a major problem for homeowners and their families, threatening their health and homes. If you need reliable pest management services in Austin, Texas, or the surrounding area, don’t hesitate to reach out to the caring and competent professionals at Absolute Pest Management. With over 20 years of experience in both residential and commercial settings, the skilled pest technicians on the Absolute Pest Management team are trained to use the most effective treatment methods to eliminate pests. They will be able to handle your rodent problem and answer any related questions you might have. If you need help getting rid of rodents or any other nuisance pests, contact Absolute Pest Management at any time online or by calling 512-790-6870.