For non-emergency or suspicious activity contact 239-947-1000
For True Emergencies dial 911
For safety as well as aesthetics, garage doors should only be left open on a limited basis.
Protection Against Rodent Infestation
Look for rodent droppings, torn paper or fluff in corners of drawers or beneath stored mattresses or boxes. Rodent droppings look like tiny raisins or extra large apple seeds. They can be brown or black and often have a sweet sickening scent from being mixed with rodent urine. Rodent droppings are unsightly, smelly and cause disease.
Clean the house, attic, basement, garage, sheds and any rubbish piles. Be sure to wear rubber gloves and use a respirator in the attic or garage. Remove any stored mattresses, furniture, cardboard boxes, wallpaper sample rolls, pet foods stored in paper or plastic bags and any other item that can be chewed or used as nesting material or food. Bag everything and place bags in a metal or plastic garbage can with a tight fitting lid.
Seal up any holes with caulk, wood putty or screening. Rats can get inside through a hole the size of a fifty cent piece, and mice can use a hole the size of a nickel. Cap any open sewer lines, gas lines, or water lines coming into the house. Clean all gutters and downspouts regularly to prevent mice and rats from nesting in them. Keep doors closed and be sure that screens on windows are intact. Fix them if needed, or replace them.