Prevent Rodents From Entering Your Home

Do you find yourself baiting and trapping rodents year after year in a neverending cycle? Situations like this happen often because home and business owners are intent on getting rid of a mouse or rodent infestation instead of preventing one.

If you’ve heard noise coming from the attic or around the kitchen, or worse, seen the droppings, it’s likely that you’ve got mice. They are many ways that mice can penetrate your property and make it their own. The worst part is that they do not take long to reproduce. If you notice any evidence of rodent infestation, take care of it immediately or call a licensed pest control company. A small problem can turn into a big infestation if left untreated.

Here are a few tips to avoid the unwanted visitors on your property:

  1. Campfires in the backyard are great (s’mores anyone?), but firewood can be the cause of rodent infestation as they like making their homes in the woodpiles. Make sure to store your firewood at least 20 feet away from your house or business.
  2. Keep grass short and trim the bottom of hedges or bushes to expose soil beneath and eliminate rodent harborage areas.
  3. Make sure to put screens on the vents and the opening to the chimney.
  4. Inspect the outside of your home for holes and cracks. If there are any holes, make sure to seal them. Get rid of all moisture sites which can be a great place for breeding sites.
  5. Make sure there are no open food sources in the kitchen or under the sink. Use a garbage can that has a sealed lid and dispose of all garbage regularly.
  6. Tidy and clean the pantry and seal all open bags. Store food in airtight containers. Rodents will not go to the bait/traps if there are other food sources around the house.
  7. If you suspect a pest infestation in your home or your business do not hesitate to contact a licensed pest control company right away. They will inspect and treat the pest problem for you.

A clean home or business helps keep unwanted pests away. After any rodent infestation, a proper cleaning is recommended. Call us 587-215-3538; we will come and clean the droppings, urine and disinfect the property. However, if you choose DIY, below is a link with a few tips on how to clean your home or garage/cottage after an infestation.