You’ve got a lot on your mind when it comes to keeping your house clean and rodent-free. Maybe you’re concerned about cleaning up after dinner, or maybe there’s an infestation in your walls and you don’t know how to deal with it. Either way, we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of tips for staying rodent-free in our homes and preventing infestations from happening in the first place:
Keep food and water away from rodents.
To keep rodents out of your home, you’ll want to store food and water in rodent-proof containers. Keep all pet food stored in sealed bins or plastic bags, and make sure that these containers are kept away from the reach of rodents.
You should also avoid leaving any kind of food out overnight–this includes things like cereal bowls or cups with coffee residue left behind in them after breakfast. In addition, don’t leave open bags of chips on your countertop; instead put them into sealed containers when not being consumed so that no one can get at them easily!
It’s also important not to leave any type of food out in places where it could get wet (such as around sinks) or exposed directly to sunlight (like on top shelves). Rodents aren’t fond of either thing because both conditions can cause their bodies harm over time; therefore if they find themselves near these conditions then there’s a chance they might seek shelter elsewhere instead.
Don’t leave pet food out overnight.
- Don’t leave pet food out overnight. Rodents are attracted to pet food and can contaminate it with germs, bacteria and even parasites. If you must leave your pet’s food out for more than 2 hours, store it in a sealed container or bag.
- Don’t leave pet food out for more than 4 hours in hot weather (above 80 degrees Fahrenheit). Hot weather will cause the food to spoil faster, increasing its attractiveness to pests such as mice and rats.
Seal up holes in your house.
- Use steel wool to plug holes in walls and doors.
- Caulk cracks in the floor, around pipes and windows.
- Put a screen over your chimney to keep rodents from getting into it.
- Check for gaps around windows and doors, using weather stripping to make sure they’re sealed tight against rodent entry points if necessary
Clean up any spills or messes right away.
- Mice and rats are attracted to spilled food.
- They will get into your home through holes in the walls and floors.
- They can also get in through the roof, especially if you have an attic or crawlspace above your kitchen or pantry.
- Rodents are also attracted to pet food and water left out for pets; clean up any messes right away so that these foods don’t attract unwanted guests!
Store garbage in containers with lids and make sure they’re enclosed by a fence or wall.
To keep your home rodent-free, you’ll need to store your garbage in containers with lids. It’s also a good idea to make sure that these containers are enclosed by a fence or wall.
If you have an outdoor cat or dog, bring their food and water into the house at night so rodents cannot get into it. If you don’t have pets, consider putting out traps for rats and mice that are covered with cheese or peanut butter (as bait).
Rodents can get into your home if you’re not careful so make sure to follow these tips to keep them out!
As you can see, it’s easy to let rodents into your home. If you want to keep them out, it’s important that you follow these tips:
- Make sure food and water are kept away from any rodents. Rodents like to eat and drink just like we do! If there is an abundance of food or water available for them outside of their natural habitat, they will find their way into our homes. To prevent this from happening in the future, remove any excess trash from around your house at night before bedtime each day (and make sure all doors are closed). You might also consider putting up fencing around gardens so that animals cannot access them as easily as before.*
- Don’t leave pet food out overnight–this will attract stray cats which can lead directly back into rodent territory! Instead try storing pet food indoors when not being used by pets themselves; this will help keep stray animals away while still allowing them easy access whenever necessary.* Seal up holes inside walls/floors/ceilings etcetera using caulking compounds such as sealants or glues (depending on what kind). This prevents small creatures such as mice from entering rooms where they shouldn’t be allowed access…
Now that you know more about how to keep rodents out of your home, it’s time to start taking action. The first step is always the hardest but once you get started on this journey, things will get easier and easier! If all else fails, General Pest Control can definitely help you!
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