What to do When Finding Rodents in Classrooms

What to do When Finding Rodents in Classrooms?

Have you spotted a rodent in the classroom? Seeing a mouse or rat in any building can be quite terrifying. Both rats and mice are destructive species, and they carry several dangerous diseases. It’s important that you notify the school’s principal immediately. The school’s management should then hire a professional pest remover for proper removal and ongoing maintenance. If you’re worried about rodents, feel free to give Mouse Control Toronto a call.

Mice and other rodents are attracted to human structures for their warmth and proximity to food. They are also full of hiding spots, such as wall voids and false ceilings. No matter the building, rodents will come inside if given the chance. If you suspect an infestation in your classroom, you may have heard scratching or squealing sounds coming from the walls or seen droppings on the floor. Rodents never stop chewing, so you may also have noticed chew marks and signs of structural damage in the room. As nocturnal creatures, you may witness the rodents themselves in the early hours of the morning or in the late afternoon.

It’s important to get rid of rodents as soon as possible because they reproduce very quickly. A small pest problem can easily explode into one that is uncontrollable, and the school may have to close. Notify the school’s management immediately and get professional help. Licensed pest removal technicians will place bait stations in areas that are most effective and out-of-reach to students. They can also point out where the animals are coming from and devise a plan to keep them out for good. Remember that technicians deal with pests all the time and have access to products that are much more effective than those sold in stores.

Once the problem has been treated indoors, it’s important that the structure of the classroom be maintained to avoid any more infestations. Cracks or gaps around the windows, baseboards, and walls of the room must be sealed. The school should also be kept as clean as possible so that no pests have access to food. Ongoing treatment may also be required outdoors to suppress the rodent population. A pest removal company can install bait stations on the exterior of the school and service them regularly. These bait stations are tamper-proof and cannot be opened without a key, so they are safe for outdoor use.

Having a student find a rodent in the classroom should best be avoided. Calling for professional help is the best thing you can do to solve this problem. The technicians at Mouse Control perform thorough inspections to get to the bottom of any rodent problem and only use the best products on the market. We also offer pest-proofing in which we’ll block any potential entry-point so the animals will never come back inside. Call Mouse Control today (647-496-0492) and ask about our warranties.