Prevent Fall Rodents With These Tips
Whenever the seasons change here in the Midwest, all types of pest problems occur. One of the biggest pest problems faced by homes and businesses alike this time of year is rodent infestations. Cooler weather drives rats and mice indoors to seek out warmth, shelter, and food before the winter begins. Because rodents can contaminate surfaces, spread germs, and cause structural damage, it’s extremely important to learn how to prevent fall rodents. Here at Anderson Pest Solutions, we know how important it is to keep your family safe from rodents. We also know you want to feel comfortable in your home and enjoy the fall season without worrying about rats or mice! Read on to learn our top tips for rodent prevention this fall!
Where do Rats and Mice Live Indoors?
If you’re hearing rustling in the walls or gnawing noises…you may have a rodent problem. But where do rodents hide inside your home? For the most part, rats and mice will take shelter in the attic, basement, and garage. They also will infest kitchens, laundry rooms, and are highly likely to invade your trash cans if given the chance. Mice can scale walls, squeeze through tiny openings, jump, and build nests in just about any room you can imagine. A rat or mouse problem often begins when the rodents get in through your chimney, pipes, air vents, and more. For this reason, it’s crucial to seal your home off to rodents.
Fall Rodent Prevention Tips
The key to rodent control is prevention. Some of the things you can do to keep rats and mice outside include:
- Store food properly. Securely store food in tight-fitting containers with lids.
- Seal holes around pipes. Use caulk or wire wool to cover up gaps and openings near pipes and other openings.
- Cover vents. Install mesh screens on your vents. Also consider installing screens on doors and windows.
- Use tight lids on trash cans. Rodents love to rummage in the garbage! If possible, keep your trash cans sealed and stored.
- Protect eaves. Fix any damaged roofing and use wire mesh to seal gaps in your eaves.
What to Do About Fall Rodents
If you have a rodent infestation, it’s important to always enlist the help of a rodent exterminator. Rats and mice are one of the more dangerous pest problems because they can cause structural damage and spread germs or bacteria. The experts at Anderson Pest Solutions can quickly control any rodent problem you have as well as safeguard your home from future ones. Contact us today for more information!