Rodents don’t only pose a problem to homeowners, but they can also be a real nuisance for school settings as well. Schools need to be free from rodents for a number of different reasons. Not only can they cause extensive damage to the school itself, but they also pose a health risk for all the students and the staff spending time there. A school is such a large building that rodent control can seem like an overwhelming concept. That’s why A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips to help schools keep rodents out of the building this fall.
How Do You Keep Mice & Rats Out of Schools?
There are several things that can be done to stay on top of a rodent problem in any school setting. Following are our best tips to help keep rodents out of your school:
– Store & Handle Food Properly: All schools have a cafeteria where food is prepared for staff as well as the students. It is vital that this area is kept clean with food stored in containers that won’t allow rodents access to it. Food shouldn’t be left out for long periods of time either, as this can attract unwanted rodents. It is best for food to stay out of classrooms, but when food is consumed in classrooms, it shouldn’t be left there.
– Seal the School from Pests: It doesn’t take a big opening for rodents to gain access into a school building. It is important to close any openings that could allow residents into the school. If you have small holes on the building, make sure you use caulking or steel wool to fill them in. You can use cement and hardware cloth for openings that are larger. If there are any screens that have holes in them, make sure they are replaced so that windows can be opened on nice days. Make sure that the materials you are using to repair these holes are high quality so that the rodents can chew their way through them.
– Get Rid of Clutter: Mice love nothing more than clutter to build their nests in. They will make good use of any area that is filled with untouched items that have sat for long periods of time. Make sure you are paying particularly close attention to storage rooms and areas where items have been sitting for years. It might be a good time to clean them out to get rid of the perfect place for mice and rats to build nests.
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If you have a school that you’re working to maintain, it is important that you have pest control experts in place to help you keep rodents as well as other pests out of your school. At A Five Star Termite & Pest Control, we offer pest control services that will keep your school rodent and pest free this fall. Call us today!