Rodents such as mice and rats are some of the most common pests that can invade your home or business. Not only are they unsightly and unpleasant, but they can also cause significant damage and health risks. Rodents can chew on wires and insulation, contaminate food and surfaces, and spread diseases and allergens. Here are some tips and tricks from Rid A Pest on how to keep rodents away from your property.
Seal Entry Points
Rodents can enter your property through tiny cracks and gaps in walls, foundations, windows, doors, and roofs. That's why it's crucial to seal any potential entry points with materials such as caulk, weatherstripping, or screens. Pay attention to areas around pipes, cables, vents, and chimneys, as well as garage doors and attic vents.
Remove Food and Water Sources
Rodents are attracted to sources of food and water, so removing or limiting these can make your property less appealing to them. Store food in sealed containers and keep countertops, floors, and sinks clean and dry. Fix any leaks, drips, or standing water, and empty pet bowls and water dishes overnight. Avoid leaving trash or debris outside, especially near the property.
Maintain a Clean and Clutter-Free Environment
Rodents can find shelter and nesting sites in cluttered and messy areas, such as basements, attics, and garages. That's why it's important to keep these areas clean, organized, and well-ventilated. Avoid storing cardboard boxes, paper, fabrics, or other materials that rodents can chew on. Use airtight containers to store items, and remove any unused furniture, appliances, or equipment.
Use Traps and Baits
If you suspect or notice a rodent infestation, using traps and baits can be an effective way to control the population. Traps can either kill or capture rodents, while baits contain poison that the rodents eat and carry back to their nests. Make sure to place traps and baits in strategic locations, such as along walls, in corners, or near entry points.
Seek Professional Help
If you have a severe or persistent rodent infestation, seeking professional help from a licensed pest control company like Rid A Pest is your best option. Our experts can identify the type and extent of the infestation, apply targeted treatments, and offer prevention and maintenance strategies. We use safe and eco-friendly methods that are tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Keeping rodents away from your property requires a combination of preventive and control measures, as well as vigilance and maintenance. By sealing entry points, removing food and water sources, maintaining a clean and clutter-free environment, and using traps and baits, you can reduce the risk of a rodent infestation. However, if you need assistance, don't hesitate to contact Rid A Pest for a free inspection and quote. Our team of skilled exterminators is ready to help you keep your property safe and rodent-free.