With winter quickly approaching, it is time to prepare your home for possible rodent infestations. Mice and other winter pests are drawn to warmth and shelter, and they may try to move into your home if you do not take preventative measures. We put together a list of helpful tips on how to protect your home from mice and other rodents.
- Add Screens to Open Vents and Chimneys
We urge you to put screens on all of the vents and chimneys in your home. You should put screens over any exterior openings that may be large enough for rodents to crawl through. If you need help installing screens, get in touch with us! We can inspect your home and help you protect your home from mice and other winter pests.
- Seal Up Crevices
Crevices around walls, doors or windows could all be possible entry points for winter pests looking for warmth and shelter. In order to make sure no rodents get into your home, you need to seal up all of the crevices that you can find. We can help you by thoroughly inspecting your home for any possible entry points, and then we will take preventative measures in order to keep pests out.
- Don’t Leave Food Out
Along with warmth and shelter, rodents will also be drawn to your home if they can smell food. If you leave food out, rodents will smell the food and try to enter your home. In order to eliminate this possibility, you need to take out your trash regularly and store all of your leftover food in sealed containers or bags.
- Keep Your Home Clean
Damp attics, cluttered basements, and unused storage rooms are common places where rodents may try to live. Keep your attic, basement, and storage rooms properly cleaned and ventilated in order to reduce the chances of a rodent infestation. You should also try to clean up after meals so rodents will not be drawn to crumbs.
- Store Firewood Away from your Home
Firewood is another common area where rodents may try to live. We recommend keeping firewood at least 20 feet from your home, and you should look over your firewood before you bring it near your home.
If you follow these steps, you can greatly reduce the chances of a rodent infestation happening in your home. If you suspect that there may be a rodent infestation in your home, get in touch with us! We offer free inspections, and we can help you with all of your pest control needs.
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