It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and it’s getting chillier. The colder weather brings something else: critters looking for a warm place to stay for the winter, and they might just try to bunk with you. Prevent rodents with these tricks.
Check for Any Openings
For rodents to become a problem, they first need to find a way in. Your job is to find it first. Walk around the outside of your house. Do you see any cracks big enough for a furry critter to crawl through? Check out your attic. Do you see any openings there?
Keep Things Clean
If you want to prevent rodents, you have to be a poor host. They won’t just like the warmth of your home—they’ll love it if you leave food out for them too. Don’t let them think you’re welcoming them by improperly storing food in your garage or basement. Keep everything locked and sealed tight, and be sure to sweep your garage regularly.
Be Smart with Your Storage
Store firewood piles or anything else rodents can live in at least 20 feet from your home. And if you have a lot of boxes lying around, find a way to consolidate them so there aren’t any cozy places for a critter to make a home.
Keep an Eye out for Signs of Infestations
No matter how hard you try, rodents will sometimes find their way into your house, but it won’t always be obvious they’re there. Check periodically for feces—it’s sometimes the only sign of them. You might also hear the scurrying around or see gnaw marks where there weren’t any before.
Prevent Rodents and Get Rid of Them with Help
The rodent and pest professionals at Green Pest Solutions are experts at kicking out unwelcomed house guests. Call us today at 877-636-9469, and we’ll also ensure your home is clean and clear of health concerns and help you keep the rodents from coming back.