Keeping Rodents Away
Squirrels, mice, rats, and raccoons are just some of the wildlife that are taking shelter in your home. It can be difficult to remove wildlife and rodents once they are in your home. So what do you do once you’ve successfully removed wildlife from your home? How do you keep rodents away?
As with all pest control, prevention is the key. Pest and rodents are in search of 3 basic needs: food, shelter, and water. By eliminating these sources you make your home less attractive to pests and rodents.
Eliminating food and water:
- Tightly seal all food in containers.
- Clean up spills immediately.
- Tightly seal trash in an outside trash bin.
- Make sure that pet food and water is not left sitting out.
- Remove sitting water from bird baths and other areas in your lawn.
- Properly seal areas around home. Even squirrels only need a baseball size hole to enter into a structure.
- Keep gutters clear of water and debris.
- Ensure that attic vents are screened.
- Replace screens on windows and doors.
Rodents can cause serious damage to a property and can be a concern to your health. Certain species like mice, reproduce at an extremely high rate so keeping them out of your home is extremely important to prevent a bigger issue. Eliminating their needs will make your home less attractive to rodents and will assist in keeping rodents away.