To avoid a pest infestation of any kind, it’s important to implement pest prevention into your home maintenance routine. A rodent problem in your home or business isn’t only gross—it can be dangerous as well! Rodents are known to be carriers of a variety of diseases, their droppings can pose serious health hazards, and the property damage they cause is typically costly.
Read on to learn Pest Defense Solutions’ top tips for rat and mouse prevention.
How to keep rodents away
The most important step in rodent prevention is rodent exclusion! Mice can easily find their way indoors. An adult mouse can squeeze through a gap smaller than ½ inch and young mice can gain entrance to buildings through even smaller openings. Once indoors, rats and mice are commonly found hiding in walls, attics, basements, and other dark, clutter-filed areas. Properly keeping rats and mice out requires sealing your home from these rodents.
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Best tips for preventing mice and rats
Rats and mice will enter your property in search for food, shelter, and water. The top four tips to keep rodents out of your home include:
- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool, expanding-foam insulation, or another product.
- Always store food in airtight containers and keep tight lids on garbage cans.
- Avoid extra moisture in your basements, attics, and crawl spaces, and always keep them clean.
- Place screens over vents and chimney openings. Repair damaged screens on doors and windows.
Rat control and prevention
Without the help of a rodent exterminator, rat and mouse prevention can prove to be tricky! In addition, DIY rodent control simply won’t be effective enough to get rid of an infestation. For help with rodent exclusion or prevention, call the rat and mice exterminators at Pest Defense Solutions today!Back to Rodent Exterminators – Rats & Mice
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