As we start to see temperatures cooling off this fall, it will be a mad race to keep rodents and other pests out of your home. They are looking for some reprieve from colder temps just like we are. There are several steps you can take to ensure your home doesn’t become the home of pesky rodents like rats, mice and other pests. A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is here to share some tips that will help you keep your home safe from the damage that they can cause as they winter over in your home.
What Attracts Rodents to Your House?
Rodents will be looking for three simple things this winter: food, water and warmth. Unfortunately, your home can easily provide all those things for them. IF they make it into your home for any reason, you run the risk of damage to your property and other problems. These are the problems that are a direct result of rodent infestation.
– Property Damage
– Spread of Deadly Disease
– Contaminated Food
– Risk of Fire Caused By Chewed Wires
How Can You Prevent Rodents from Entering Your Home?
It is vital that you prepare your home this fall for the rodents that will trying to make their way into your home this winter. Here are some tips that will help you make sure they don’t get into your house:
– Seal Rodent Entry Points: Did you know that rats can fit through a hole the size of a quarter and mice can fit through one as small as a dime? This means that you need to be vigilant in sealing any small holes that you find anywhere around your home. You can fill them using steel wool, caulking, cement, plaster or hardware cloth. You should even be filling large cracks to keep these small rodents out.
– Pest Proof & Store Food Properly: If you have a basement or keep food in a storage area, make sure you are storing is properly. This includes dog food. Rodents will be attracted to any small crumbs they can find lying around. Definitely keep your home neat and tidy to avoid a rodent problem.
– Remove Clutter that Attracts Rodents: If you have excessive leaves and other branches and debris around your yard, it is important to clean it up to avoid housing rodents. They will look for areas of thick brush to build their nests. Trim your trees and shrubs so that they are at least 2 ft. away from your home to make it more difficult for these rodents to get access to your home.
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If you notice that there is a lot of rodent activity on your property or even in your house, you need the help of professionals right away. They reproduce at an alarming rate, and it won’t take long for a full infestation to take place. Call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control today to get your rodent problem under control!