The Spring is here, and MG Pest Control often see bird feeders when visiting sites that have a rat or mouse problem.
The problem with bird feeders is that rodents quickly learn they are there. It is an easy meal for them, and will encourage them to come into your garden. From here they may then find a way into buildings, including your home, or work place.
If you are seeing rats or mice outside, stop using bird feeders (or putting out bread). This should make a difference. Of course, it may be that the rodents have burrowed in nearby (or on your land), so they may still hang around for a while. Or worse they may decide to enter your buildings, if they haven't done so already.
Ensure you control your food waste as effectively as possible. Ensure you have enough bins, and the bin lids are closed. In addition, ensure the bungs are in place in the bottom of each bin, where necessary. Make sure that the waste is collected regularly.
These simple steps will help you reduce the rodent pressure. Reducing rodent pressure will help prevent rodents accessing your building(s). However, you might need our help, to get things back under control.
In Essex, Kent or London - call MG Pest Control for advice regarding how to avoid rodents, or for effective rodent control.