Rodent Control

In recent years, there has been an increase in urban rodent populations. With changing human behavior due to the COVID-19 pandemic, increased land development, and warmer winters, rodent populations have increased across the nation.  Efforts to address the increasing rodent population include keeping pests away from your property; removing food, water, and shelter for rats; and increasing sanitary practices by keeping your properties clean and dry. This approach to controlling pests is called Integrated Pest Management (IPM).  Everyone has a role in integrated pest management, and when done together, we can reduce rodent populations in Nashua. 

Prevent Rodent Issues

At Home and Work

  • Keep food in sealed containers
  • Keep counters, sinks, and work surfaces free from food residue
  • Reduce unnecessary clutter indoors and outdoors 
  • Don’t leave pet food out overnight
  • Don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink
  • Don't feed pets or animals outside
  • Remove any standing water sources
  • Repair any leaks

Manage Waste 

  • Keep waste in sealed bags or containers 
  • Rinse recyclable items before recycling
  • Take garbage and recycling out daily or seal bins at night
  • Use a rodent proof garbage can
  • Clean any food/liquid spills immediately
  • If throwing bags in a dumpster, close the door and lids to the dumpster after use

Work with Maintenance and Pest Professionals

  • Report pests, water leaks, holes, cracks or other conditions that can attract pests to building management
  • Allow maintenance and pest professionals access to your home or work space to inspect for pests and provide necessary services 
  • Follow maintenance and pest professional advice on pest prevention strategies
  • If using a pest control products labeled for consumer use, read and follow the manufactures instructions closely 
  • Never use foggers, bombs, or loose rodent bait

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