Rodents have a way of getting into places where they don't belong. Your home is a target for mice and rats as it provides them with shelter, food and water. It also has various places where they can hide and remain unseen during the day. When the sun goes down, the rodents come out and contaminate your home wherever they go.
4 Ways to Put a Stop to Rodents
Winter-proof your home.
It doesn't matter if it's the summer or the winter. You should go around the exterior of your home and seal up any cracks and crevices that could give rodents a way inside. Block up any pipes and vents that could act as a tunnel indoors to your home.
Take care of the yard chores.
Maintaining the look of your yard not only increases curbside appeal but also reduces the chances of rodent infestations. Mice and rats can easily hide out in tall grasses and wild brush, building nests and raising their young. If you can mow often and pull up invasive weeds, you stand a better chance at preventing rodents from entering your property.
Clean up the kitchen after eating.
Rodents invade houses to look for food. If they have an abundant supply, they'll stay as long as they can. Don't leave your leftovers out overnight, and always clean up after eating. Putting away opened food will remove the scent and keep rodents far away.
Get rid of clutter indoors and outdoors.
Clutter gives rodents a great place to build their nests and to live in colonies. If you have clutter outdoors, such as trash piles and wood debris, it could attract mice and rats into your backyard. Even clutter in your basement or attic serves as a hiding spot for invasive rodents. Keeping your indoor and outdoor spaces clean and clear will help to keep rodents out.
Preventing Rodents the Professional Way
It's always a good idea to take preventative action when dealing with rodents. Sealing your home, maintaining your property and reducing the clutter indoors and outdoors goes a long way to keeping rodents away from your living areas. If they continue to infiltrate your home, A-Academy will provide a thorough inspection and eliminate the infestation. We'll also provide preventative treatments of our own to keep stubborn rodents away for good.
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