Pests, Rodents & Animals

RODENTS & VERMIN

Norway RatRodents are an increasing nuisance in the world of urban pests; in order to prevent rodents from finding a home on your property we advise the following steps


ELIMINATE FOOD SOURCES

  • Contain garbage in approved containers
  • Don't put recyclables or garbage out too early for pick up
  • If you have bird feeders, make sure they are rodent proof and spilled seed is cleaned up daily
  • Maintain gardens and pick up fallen fruit and produce

ELIMINATE WATER SOURCES

  • Eliminate standing water
  • Keep bird baths clean and monitor for rodents

ELIMINATE HARBORAGE (PLACES TO LIVE)

  • Compost piles
  • Elevate wood piles
  • Eliminate brush piles
  • Keep Grass and weeds under control
  • Monitor for burrows

For more information click the link below or contact the West Allis Health Department at 414-302-8600.

Rodent Control Factsheet (PDF)