Cooler temperatures are welcome, but the increased rodent activity they bring is not. Rodent Awareness Week, October 18 through 24, is the perfect time to learn more about the threats rodents pose to health and property and about the latest, most effective ways Turner Pest Control has to minimize those dangers.

Rodent Concerns Are On The Rise

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) cites new research conducted on its behalf that found there were more than 11 million online engagements on the topic of rats as a home and health issue in July of this year, as well as a 16 percent increase in rodent sightings in home kitchens across the country during that same timeframe.

This increase in sightings may be due in part to the lockdown resulting from the pandemic. An article in the Tampa Bay Times quotes Turner Pest Control Technical Director Wade Wilson on an increase in calls for rodent problems since the pandemic began. According to Wilson, calls for rodent-related issues are on the rise, adding that “People are home, so they have a tendency to notice things that they normally might not notice.”

SMART Rodent Control—Exclusively For TurnerGuard Customers

Turner Pest Control is one of the few pest control providers that offer Anticimex SMART, an intelligent, digital pest control system that prevents costly rodent infestations in your home. It has 24/7 monitoring with remote wireless communication that alerts our rodent control experts to activity so we can respond quickly. Non-toxic and environmentally friendly, SMART rodent control is available to our residential customers as part of our all-in-one TurnerGuard Termite & Pest Control plan.

Learn more about Turner’s whole-house, electronic rodent control system in this video:

How To Prevent Rodent Infestations

In addition to having professional rodent control services, you can help prevent rats and mice from entering your home by taking these simple steps:

  • Seal even small entry points around your home, particularly where pipes and utilities come into your home
  • Repair screens and weather stripping
  • Keep foliage trimmed back away from your exterior walls and foundation
  • Store firewood and yard debris well away from your house
  • Get rid of moisture by repairing leaking pipes and unclogging drains and gutters
  • Keep food stored in airtight containers and dispose of garbage outdoors regularly

Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Inspection

If you’ve noticed signs of rodent activity in or around your home, get a free inspection from our expert rodent control technicians.