Rat proofing your home is easier than you may think! Rodent infestations can be dangerous, making it important to learn how to protect your home against them. Rats and mice are known to be carriers of a variety of diseases, their droppings can pose serious health hazards, and the property damage they cause is typically costly.
By implementing rodent prevention measures, you can lessen the risk of discovering an infestation in your Bristol TN home. Read on for Leo’s Pest Control’s expert tips on how to keep rodents out of your home.
Best Rodent Prevention Tips
In general, sealing your home against rodents and keeping a tidy environment are the best mouse prevention techniques. Our top four tips for rat-proofing your property include:
- Sealing cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home. Consider using caulk, steel wool, expanding foam insulation, or another product.
- Storing food in airtight containers and keeping tight lids on garbage cans.
- Avoiding extra moisture in your basements, attics, and crawl spaces and always keeping them clean.
- Installing screens over vents and chimney openings. Also, repair damaged screens on doors and windows.
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Rat Proofing Your Home
Rodent prevention starts with understanding how they got inside in the first place. Similar to most pests, rats and mice are driven inside properties in search of food and shelter. As unbelievable as it seems, rodents can squeeze through minuscule openings outside your property. Once they get indoors, they will locate dark areas with a lot of clutter. Walls, attics, basements, and other dark, clutter-filled areas are their prime targets. Because they will stop at nothing to make their way into your property, it’s extremely important to implement mouse prevention into your home maintenance routine.
Year-Round Mouse Prevention
If you’ve done all you can to prevent rodents but are still noticing the signs of rats or mice in your property, it’s time to enlist the help of a professional rat or mouse exterminator. At Leo’s, our exterminators can help pinpoint the sources of any rodent infestations and work to keep them from getting inside your property year-round.Back to Rodent Exterminators – Rat & Mice Exterminators
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