Are you concerned about rodents pushing their way into your home? Do you see signs that they could get in, making your home their new cozy hideout? Take action before they take over.
You probably know that the rodents that get into homes are not always captured and killed by homeowners. Not worth the effort.
We’re here to help. Keep reading for everything you need to know about how to rodent-proof your home.
Seal Any Potential Entrances
Sealing off potential entrances is an important step in rodent-proofing your home. These pests are small and can fit in the smallest of spaces, so it’s important to address any points of entry. Look for gaps along the roof line, foundation walls, crawl spaces, and entry points for wires and pipes.
If necessary, use a small mesh screen to cover pet doors, attic vents, and even windows. Inspect your door and window frames for any small gaps, and seal these with caulk or foam sealant.
Use Humane Trapping
Humane traps do not harm rodents, instead, they make it so they can be safely released away from your home. This will help to prevent them from returning. It is important to understand the types of traps that are available, as well as how to use them in a way that is safe for both humans and animals.
If done regularly, this will help to discourage rodents from entering your home as they will not be able to find food. Once the rodent is trapped, it should be safely released outside. This humane trapping method helps to keep your home rodent-free without causing any harm or injury to the animals.
Eliminate Food Sources
Dispose of food scraps, crumbs, and leftovers quickly to avoid them becoming a tempting treat for rodents. Keep the pantry and cupboards clean and store all dry, boxed, and canned foods in airtight containers. Be sure to also clean out the refrigerator, check for spills, and make sure all food containers are tightly sealed.
Don’t leave pet food out overnight, and clean up any bits around the bowl. Sweep and vacuum regularly underneath furniture and appliances, as food can easily be stored in crannies or underneath carpets or linoleum.
Get Help from a Professional
Professionals know the common construction and architecture of homes, so they can provide the best steps for rodent control. If you choose to get help from a professional for rat-proofing your home, it is important to research potential contractors. Make sure to choose a pest control specialist who has experience and expertise with rodent proofing.
These professionals can also provide a range of other services, such as identifying and removing existing infestations, providing baits and traps, and using other methods to get rid of rodents. Finally, a professional exterminator can provide advice on the best type of treatments available to keep rodents away from your home permanently.
Rodent Proof Your Home
Rodent proofing your home does not have to be difficult or expensive. By sealing up entry points and eliminating food sources, you can reduce your chances of having rodents as unwanted visitors in your home.
Regular clean up and inspections are key steps to preventing a rodent infestation. Contact an experienced pest control specialist if you suspect you have an existing rodent problem in your home.
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