Pests and rats are on the lookout for a cozy nesting spot to spend the next winter. Because of this, preparing your home for winter by making it rodent-proof is crucial. In order to keep rodents out of your home, you need do the following:
Preventing Physical Harm to Buildings
Rodents like mice can gnaw through just about anything, including wood and plastic, causing significant structural damage to your property. Since rodents’ teeth never stop growing, they must constantly chew in order to prevent an uncomfortable overbite. Many house fires may be traced back to mice gnawing cables. Contact Mouse Control Company today if you feel helpless in this case and need some professional guidance.
Rodent Faeces Are Unsanitary and Unpleasant
Even worse, when they dry, the particles can become airborne and ingested, posing a health risk to you and your loved ones. Food that has been left out in the open can also get contaminated with rodent urine, saliva, and droppings, which can then make people sick. If your house has just been treated for a rodent infestation, rodent proofing is essential. The last thing you want is for another rodent colony in the area to use the same route in as the last one.
How can I Rat-Proof My Home?
Rat and mouse exclusion methods should be utilised either before or after a rodent infestation has been treated. To achieve this goal, one must employ a combination of physical barriers and the elimination of potential sources of rodent entry. Here are some things you can do to keep mice away:
Closing all Ports of Entry
Look for cracks in the house’s foundation and walls that rats may use to get inside. There should be no openings of any size since mice may fit through spaces as tiny as a quarter and occasionally even a cent. Fill cracks using masonry repair materials, use steel wool or metal mesh to seal off holes in the wall where pipes enter, etc. Don’t forget to inspect the garage door’s weather stripping as well. All of this is vital if you don’t want mice and other rodents seeking for a cozy place to nest in your home and if you don’t want them storing food like acorns there for the winter.
Make Sure Your Food Is Stored Appropriately
Mice and rats may readily gnaw their way through cardboard boxes and plastic packaging. Keep dry pet food in an airtight container if you buy it. The same should be done with other dry ingredients like flour, sugar, etc. Glass or metal containers are preferable, although strong plastic ones can do. It’s also not a good idea to keep perishables on the floor. If you still can’t get rid of them then call Termite Control Services on an immediate basis to avoid future discrepancies.
While mulch may have its uses, too much of it might provide mice with a cozy place to nest. Don’t keep firewood close to the home for the same reason. Plants that are too near to the house or even touch it may conceal mouse nests or entry points that they have nibbled.