It’s important to look for ways to be proactive to keep rodents from coming inside of your home. Once a mouse gets inside your house, it can reproduce rapidly and lead to a serious infestation. These small rodents cause expensive damage and bring dangerous pathogens into the living spaces of your property.
Homeowners can perform some preventative steps to keep small rodents and mice away. One of the best actions you can take to prevent mice from entering your home is to consult with rodent removal specialist, Truly Nolen. Homeowners in Prince Edward Island and the surrounding areas of Halifax and Nova Scotia can get tips and strategies for pest control from our team.
Seal Your Windows and Doors
While there aren’t many effective things homeowners can do on their own if they already have an active mouse infestation, a few tasks can help prevent mice from entering the home. One recommendation we suggest is to go around your property and seal all of the windows and doors. This is an easy job that some DIYers can handle, or homeowners can get assistance from the technicians at Truly Nolen.
You’ll need to use a combination of caulk and weather stripping material to get the best seal around your home’s window and door frames. Caulk can be applied to the gaps between your windows and doors and also helps with your energy efficiency. Weatherstripping should be applied around the window and door openings.
Install Chimney Screens
Next, we suggest installing chimney screens on your property to keep unwanted critters out of your home. Some animals get inside the home and start living in your attic, where it’s secluded and quiet. While it’s possible to install a chimney cap yourself, it’s a job that could potentially be dangerous since you have to get on your roof and navigate carefully. Consider hiring a professional to take care of this preventative step.
You’ll need to determine the size of your chimney and get the proper screen to fit the space. If you don’t have a fireplace or a chimney, you should still take care of covering the vents in your roof to keep rodents and other small animals out. Most attic spaces have vents that pull air to the outside of the home via the roof. These vents are also enticing to critters looking for a warm space to nest.
Keep Food Securely Stored
The last big part of preventing mice from coming into your home concerns your food storage habits. Mice and other small animals have a powerful sense of smell. Their sense of smell can lead them to your property if food is left out or not properly stored.
In the kitchen, residents should take time to clean up spills and crumbs, so there are no traces of food left behind. In the garage or basement, any type of bulk food items or pet food needs to be stored in airtight containers so the smell doesn’t attract mice. Additionally, food should never be kept outside, and trash should always be placed in a covered receptacle. These steps can help you avoid attracting wildlife into your yard and home.
Rodent Removal Solutions
If you want your home protected from a damaging mouse infestation, preventative steps may not always be enough. Our team of technicians also provides active pest control in P.E.I so you and your family can feel secure. Contact Truly Nolen today to create a plan for keeping mice and other rodents away from your property.