Rodent Proof Your Boat In Florida
Here Are Four Expert Tips To Rodent Proof Your Boat
During the winter season in Florida, we tend to use our boats less. As a result, mice and rats often find that boats make good shelter from the cool weather. Boats also attract rodents for building nests. Unfortunately, when rodents get on board, they can do incredible amounts of damage by tearing through seating and chewing teak and electrical lines. In this article, we will discuss simple effective ways you can rodent proof your boat in order to minimize the potential of a full scale infestation.
Follow These Four Steps In Order To Keep Mice And Rats Off Your Boat
Avoid Storing Food On Your Boat
Mice and rats have an incredible sense of smell. If they catch a whiff of food on a boat, they will find a way to make a home there. That being said, be sure to remove all snacks and empty trash containers in order to keep unwanted pests from coming aboard.
Install Marine Rat Guards
If you store your boat on the water like many Florida residents, you may have discovered that a rodent can gain access to the vessel by climbing along mooring lines. Installing rat guards on the ropes is an inexpensive way to rat proof your boat.
Pay Attention To Other Access Points
Whether you store your boat in or out of the water, paying close attention to other ways a rodent can get onboard will go a long way. For example, be sure to keep ladders completely on board the boat and pull in any items that are dangling overboard such as bumpers and ropes. Keep in mind, rats are very good swimmers and can easily board a boat from the water if given the right opportunity.
Setting traps strategically is a good way to ensure rodents stay off your boat should they happen to get past your first line of defense. Consider placing traps near trailer tires and mooring lines for a secondary layer of protection.
How We Rodent Proof Your Boat For Good
Rats and mice can do a tremendous amount of damage in a short amount of time. Taking matters into your own hands can be a risky decision and may make the infestation worse. If you are looking for a long term solution in order to protect your boat, consider calling the professionals at Super D Pest Control. We have effective rodent control methods that not only protect your home, but keep them off your boat as well.
Two Week Trapping Process
At Super D Pest Control, we take a minimum of two weeks to trap and remove any and all rodents in the affected area for good. Depending on the size and species of the rodents, we may use a variety of different types of traps. By using different traps, we find that a two week time frame is sufficient enough to fully remove all rodents from the boat.
Once all presence of rodents have been removed, we will install bait stations that designed to attract mice and rats and contain them until our rodent control experts can retrieve the station. These preventative traps are designed to contain rodents of all sizes.
Sealing Of Entry Points
We use environmentally friendly, EPA approved trapping methods. Our preventative products are designed to seal all entry points safely and effectively so rats and mice are unable to reenter the vessel. Our methods are great for keeping rodents off your boat during all seasons of the year.
Call Us Today For A Free Inspection
If you are having trouble with rodent control, Super D Pest Control proudly protects homes, businesses and boats in the Tampa Bay area. Our service area includes Bradenton, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, Tampa and the surrounding areas. We offer a wide variety of pest control services including rodent control. Call us at (727) 433-5310 or use the contact us form at the bottom of your screen to schedule a free inspection of your pest control issue. We look forward to serving you and protecting your boat.