Not all pests that want to take up residence in your home are creepy crawly insects. There are a few little furry pests that may seem cute and cuddly, but in reality these pests can be very dangerous. Do you know what these pests are? Rodents like mice and rats are destructive and they carry disease. You don’t want these pests in your house. Here are a few great tips to keep these furry pests out of your home.
Quit Feeding the Rats and Mice
Rodents want to come into your house for a couple of reasons. Food is one of the more popular reasons they end up in your home and many people don’t even realize they are providing these pests with a food source. Here are the best ways to eliminate their food source.
- Keep your garbage under control. This means keeping it covered at all times. If they can’t get in the garbage, they won’t want to stick around.
- Keep your pet food under control. Rodents love to nibble their way through a bag of dog food or cat food. You won’t even realize it until you pick the bag up and leave a trail of food across the kitchen floor.
- Do you have a bird feeder? Rodents love bird seed and they love to pack their cheeks full of these tiny morsels of food. Only leave out enough bird seed to feed the birds.
- Do you have fruit trees? If you answered yes, then make sure you pick up all the fruit that falls to the ground.
Set Up A Blockade
Rodents are smart. They know the easy ways to get inside your house and there are too many people who leave them an open invitation. Give your home a brief outside inspection. Look for things like broken windows, cracks and holes in the foundation and broken siding.
While you are inspecting the outside of your home, look out for things like pipes, dryer vents and any opening these little rodents can use as an entryway into your house. These are the most common ways rodents enter the home.
Keeping rodents out of your home is a hard job. If you don’t have the time or the energy to handle these chores, give us a call. We will help you make your home rodent proof! You don’t have to share your home with these furry little pests.