At Island Pest Control, we’re getting ready for rodent season! Soon rats, squirrels, other rodents and wildlife will start looking for their winter home on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort to make their nests, stay warm for the winter and have babies. Will they be moving in with you? If you’re wondering how to get rid of rats and other rodents in your home; Island Pest Control has got you covered.

Here are a few tips to keep them from seeing a welcome sign on your home.



how to get rid of rodents in your home
Rodent enjoying an easy meal.

If you simply must have a bird feeder it should be as far away from your home as possible during the spring and summer months but make sure you put it away for winter. Squirrels, rats and mice love an easy meal and your bird feeder provides it. These pests are more likely to move in with you if you keep the birdfeeder buffet going for them during winter.



Firewood or lumber should be at least 12 inches off the ground and 20 feet away from your home to avoid giving rodents a place to hide. This is a very important solution when considering how to get rid of rats and other small pests from your home.



Fruit Trees should be regularly maintained and fruit removed once it falls from the tree. If you feed neighborhood animals or have an outdoor pet, remove the food at night. Of course your garbage lids should be closed always.



Install door sweeps on exterior doors if you can see a gap. Repair damaged screens, especially around enclosed patios and back decks. A mouse can fit in an opening that is ¼ of an inch! So yes, that tiny gap can easily become their front door. Keep your garage door closed.


If you’re still wondering how to get rid of rats, mice, squirrels…or any other pest…or simply a question…call Island Pest Control at 843-681-5188 and ask for me, John Kaiser. I’ll be happy to speak with you any time.

Here’s to helping YOU live PEST FREE!


PS. Don’t forget to ask about our FREE 58 Point Pest Analysis of your home or office!

We’ll get them out and keep them out, guaranteed. Island Pest Control is the only company in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort who guarantees our rodent proofing for the life time of the materials used. Not just the “one year guarantee” offered by others.  Learn about our Rodent Control, Nuisance Animal Removal, and Wildlife Exclusion services for Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort.