Rodents around your pool equipment

Oct 25, 2019 | rodent control

Worried about rodents around your pool equipment? When temperatures begin to drop, rodents start looking for warm, dryer places to go as well.

One of the places you may need to check is for rodents around your pool equipment. Rats, mice, and other small critters may search for a warm place to hunker down in or around your pool or spa heating equipment. A lot of costly damage to the electrical system can be done before you even realize you have a problem.rodents around your pool equipment

Before you think you don’t have to worry about rodents around your pool equipment because you don’t have a pool, guess again. If a neighbor with or without a pool has a rodent issue, your proximity can mean your home could become a potential site for rodents to invade as well. Rodents around your pool equipment can set up shop quickly if they think they have found a safe spot to hunker down in from the rain and cold.

When it comes to your pool service and equipment maintenance, you might happen to be a DIY-er Here are some quick and easy deterrents you can take care of on your own.

Discourage having rodents around your pool equipment.

  • Check around your equipment for signs of droppings or gnaw marks on wires or other inner components.
  • Place steel wool or other metal mesh in or around cracks and crevices. The material cuts a rodent’s mouth and if they eat it, it will eventually kill them.
  • Rodents are very sensitive to smells. Place moth balls just inside the control panel. Rodents (as well as snakes for that matter) detest the smell and stay away from these areas. Moth balls degrade fairly quickly so clean up and replace as needed.
  • Rubber snakes can act as deterrents for rodents as well for obvious reasons. Just be sure to let family and/or service techs know to avoid a quick scare if they come across the rubber snake!
  • If you find a rodent infestation, contact your pest control professional for rodent removal and exclusion services.

Some people opt to use poisons, which we prefer to not do. Many rodent poisons work by dehydration and you may find rodents coming to your pool for a water source. No one wants to find dead rodents that get trapped in debris and wind up in your pool filters or skimmers.

Have a pool service that regularly checks. If you don’t, it will be up to you to check for rodents around your pool equipment area weekly.

Correct identification and eradication of rodents early is important to ensure a pest-free environment in and around your family’s home.  You should have a Pest Professional check your home for open entry points leading into your home, garage or attic. If you think you have a rodent infestation or other pest issues, contact  Bio-Tech Pest Control today at 281-296-6022.

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