Rodent Control OTIS

If there is something that rodents love, it is the food, the junk piles, and the garbage that human beings leave behind. That's why it is almost guaranteed that wherever people live, rodents are bound to follow!

The trouble is, rodents like rats and mice are known to spread over 35 diseases either directly, or via the ticks, mites, and fleas that feed on them. They will also contaminate any food in your home that they can gain access to. Since rodents multiply very quickly, at the first sign of one of these unwanted houseguests you will want to contact Otis Termite & Pest Control Service immediately.

Preventing a Rodent Infestation

As a homeowner or business owner, there are some basic steps that you can take to help prevent a rodent infestation. However, do be aware that these creatures are very resilient and resourceful and by the time you notice one in your home there may already be a large colony taking up residence! These precautions need to be taken long before you see your first rat or mouse:

Appropriate Food Storage - Food waste is one of the biggest attractions for rodents. Even small crumbs are enough to trigger an infestation. Seal dry goods such as cereals and grains in glass or plastic containers. Keep fruits and vegetables in your fridge and tie up any food waste securely in trash bags before placing them in a properly sealed trash can.

Don't Collect Cardboard - Many of us are in the habit of flattening cardboard packaging and saving it in the basement or garage until we take it away for recycling. However, cardboard is very attractive to rodents who love to chew it up for use in their nests. Take your cardboard recycling away regularly or at least keep it in a sealed plastic bin to avoid attracting rodents.

Seal Up Openings - Rodents have a unique physiology that allows them to squeeze themselves through the tiniest of gaps! Holes that appear far too small for them are barely a challenge! It is important to seal up any such holes around your property to stop rodents from gaining entry.

At Otis Termite & Pest Control Service, our technicians can eliminate household mouse or rat infestations and work with our customers to prevent them from taking up residence on your property again. Remember, you may never see a mouse or rat until an infestation is already severe.

Call us today at 865-690-1662 and never let another mouse take over your house!



Emily Moeck

"I unknowingly moved into a home that had a HUGE bed bug infestation..."Don't you worry, we are on top of this until they are gone, I promise!"... Jack was knowledgeable and honest in his assessment of my house/treatment methods. Thank you, Jack and Rocky and the whole Otis team! My home is home again!"


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"These guys were super helpful and kind. Jack thoroughly explained every procedure and made what could have been a horrible situation much more bearable. I definitely recommend them!"


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"Highly recommend! Jack and Rocky are great! You've got a business and highest recommendation! Great people to work with!"

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