You probably invest in pest control to keep spiders, ants, cockroaches and other insects out of your home, and if you are concerned about sharing your house with mice and rats, you can also invest in rodent control. Mice and rats often seek shelter during inclement and cold weather, and when they make their way into your house, they are likely to stay if they find an easy source of food. Here’s what you need to know to keep rodents out of your home this fall.
Why Are Rodents Attracted to Homes?
Mice and rats are attracted to homes for three reasons. They may initially enter houses when they are seeking heat or shelter during cold and inclement weather. If they find the home to be in a suitable environment, they may choose to stay until they are forced to leave. Having plenty of places to nest along with an abundance of nesting materials such as insulation, carpet fibres, string and paper makes it more likely that mice and rats will stay in a home. Having easy access to food also attracts rodents, which is why it is important to keep your kitchen clean and free of crumbs each day.
How Do Rodents Get Inside?
You may think that rodents need decent-sized holes to use to access your home, but this is not true. Rats can squeeze through holes the size of a quarter, and mice can fit into even smaller crevices. It’s important to seal up any crack or crevice you discover in the exterior of your home if you want to keep mice and rats out. Even if you think a hole is too small for rodents to fit through, it is best practice to cover it up.
What Can You Do To Deter Rodents?
The best way to prevent rodents from taking up residence in your home is to make your house an unappealing environment. Make sure there is no easy source of food, so it should be a habit to clean up any crumbs in your kitchen and secure any open food in airtight containers. You can also make it difficult for rodents to access your house by patching up any holes you find in the exterior of your home.
How Can Truly Nolen Help With Rodent Control?
At Truly Nolen, we understand that you do not want to share your home with rodents because they often carry harmful diseases and are known to cause significant damage to the structure of the houses they inhabit. We also know that rodent control needs vary depending upon the season, so we have a Four Seasons Pest Control program that allows us to deal with the rodents you encounter.
We have a three-pronged approach to rodent control. First, we examine the exterior of your home to seal up any cracks or crevices we find, because mice and rats can fit through tiny holes the size of coins. We also remove any potential nesting spots inside your home to make your house a less appealing environment for rodents. If you already have mice or rats inside your house, we set traps to get rid of them. Finally, we remove vectors, which are insects that commonly live on rodents such as fleas and ticks, to minimize the risk of spreading contagious diseases.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you need help keeping rodents out of your house, Truly Nolen has a team of experts who are ready to help. We can help you get rid of a full-blown infestation, we can also provide rodent control with our Four Seasons Pest Control program to keep mice and rats from entering your home in the first place. Contact us today to discuss your individual needs and schedule an appointment.