Why Did Rodents Come Back After Pest Control?

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Few things are more frustrating than coming across rodent droppings a couple of weeks after a pest control treatment. Unfortunately, this problem is all too common; you go through the stress and trouble of rodent removal just to discover a re-infestation. Understanding why rodents come back after pest control can help you safeguard your property after a professional treatment. 

Why Rodents Keep Coming Back

One of the biggest reasons why rodents come back even after pest control is because your home still has everything they need to thrive. If it’s still easy for them to get indoors and find food, the rats and mice won’t stop coming back. 

However, even if you take care to close up entry points and keep your space clean, there’s still a chance that an infestation can return. Rodents are very territorial and may keep trying to defend their nest after an intense treatment. 

Regardless of why the rodents keep coming back, it’s best to contact a professional whenever you’re dealing with a persistent infestation. Trained technicians can identify any previously missed vulnerabilities and apply additional targeted treatments to get rid of even the most stubborn rodent problems. 

How to Keep Rodents From Returning

Following a professional rodent treatment, your exterminator should provide you with some aftercare tips to reduce your chances of a reinfestation:

  • Sealing cracks and gaps that could serve as entry points
  • Adding mesh covers to chimneys or appliance vents
  • Tidying up your landscaping, including trimming shrubbery
  • Removing clutter from your attic or basement
  • Storing trash in lidded containers
  • Putting away leftovers or pet food every night

At Summit Pest Management, our team helps you implement a lot of these measures during a pest control visit to make sure you have lasting peace of mind against rodents. In addition to personalized aftercare tips, our team will also provide you with as many follow-up visits as needed—if the rodents come back, so will we!

Year-Round Rodent Protection

Proactive pest prevention is generally the easiest and most affordable way to protect your home or business. With year-round vigilance, you can enjoy a comfortable and pest-free living environment throughout every season. Annual inspections and routine protections will reduce the need for reactive pest control measures and minimize the likelihood of rodent infestation—let alone re-infestation.

the Pacific Northwest’s Rodent Removal Experts

Rats and mice are the last thing you want to find crawling around your property, especially if you’ve already tried getting rid of them. Whether you’re dealing with a re-infestation or you want to avoid these pests in the first place, Summit Pest Management has your back. 

With a focus on long-term rodent control, our rat and mouse exterminators implement advanced techniques that don’t just treat the immediate problem but also prevent it from returning. We’ve proudly served home and business owners throughout the Pacific Northwest. 

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