Rodents will find a reason to come indoors no matter the season. They love the indoors when it’s cold outside, but living in an area with warm winters doesn’t guarantee you won’t have unplanned guests. Here are just a few ideas to help keep the rodents out.
- Clear the Clutter: Rodents love the hiding spots that an extensive amount of clutter provides, especially in undisturbed areas like attics, basements, and garages. To make these spaces less inviting to rodents, throw away excess junk like old newspapers and keep your boxes organized off the floor.
- Seal the Cracks: Rats and mice can squeeze through tiny spaces. Seal off as many cracks, gaps, and holes that you can find in your walls and around windows. Close off any opening larger than 1/4 inch with caulk and/or copper wire mesh, and check window screens for tears.
- Trim the Shrubs: Plants around the home will be a rodent’s first pitstop. By keeping plants 2 to 3 feet away from the building, it creates a more sterile environment less friendly to rodents. Trim tree branches that hang near your home as well. Rodents are excellent climbers.
This is a great start to warding off uninvited guests. If rodents still manage to find their way in and you suspect an infestation, call in the professionals. We’ll help you keep your home rodent-free.