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How a Home Watch Service Can Help Prevent a Rodent Infestation

How a Home Watch Service Can Help Prevent a Rodent Infestation

When most people think of a home watch service, they imagine a company that will make sure the house is secure, will help prepare the home in advance of a storm and can sure that a vacant residence still looks lived in.

Yet this type of service is about more than simply cleaning up mail off the porch and making sure that light timers are working properly.

When you work with a reputable home watch service, you’ll have the peace of mind in that comes with knowing that a trained professional is watching over your house or condo when you’re unable to do it yourself.

Warding off unwanted houseguests

Regardless as to the quality of the construction of your home, electrical conduits, water and gas lines and utility pipes can have openings that are large enough to permit the entry of rats or mice.  If the problem isn’t detected early on, rodents can do thousands (if not tens of thousands of dollars) in damage.

How a Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge can help

We recently came across this type of issue with a client.

Upon entering her home, we noticed an odd odor, which prompted us to call a pest control company.

When the company representative arrived, he inspected the property and told us that the roof’s stacks & vents weren’t sealed properly, which allowed some unwanted critters to gain entry to the home. He also pointed out that there were other access points to the home that needed to be sealed. The pest control worker sealed the home’s vulnerable access points and they monitored the attic for rodents.

Once that was done, our company had the palm trees that were close to her home trimmed back.

Had no one been watching over the residence in the homeowner’s absence, the problem would have been much, much worse when she finally returned.

Keeping snakes and bees at bay

In other cases, we’ve covered shower drains (and commodes) with saran wrap, to prevent critters from gaining access through water pipes. We’ve even run into problems with snakes and bees having gained access to a vacant home.

The good news is that we were able to catch these problems early on, which allowed us to address is promptly and prevent a full-blown infestation.

Call today

If you’re interested in learning more about how Gulf Shore Home Watch & Concierge can help keep an eye on your house or condo in your absence, call us today 239-289-7294 to get started.

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