3 Tips for Effective Rodent Prevention

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3 Tips for Effective Rodent PreventionOur team at A-1 Wildlife Control knows that your home is important to you, and we want to help you keep it as comfortable as possible. One of the ways we do that is by providing effective rodent prevention services and strategies– after all, it’s hard to feel comfortable when you have to share your space with vermin. In this article, we’ll go over three tips for effective rodent prevention to help you keep these unwanted guests out.

  1. Keep Clean- One of the easiest ways to attract rodents is to offer them an easy meal, and one of the best ways to prevent them from coming into your home is to make it inhospitable. We recommend regularly sweeping your floors and wiping your counters to get rid of crumbs, and storing your dry goods in durable, sealed containers.
  2. Clear Your Yard- Another tip for effective rodent prevention is to clean up your yard. Mice and rats can easily hide in leaf piles and thickets, so it’s best to remove them promptly so as not to offer them a home. Similarly, you should keep shrubs and bushes trimmed away from your home, and ideally you shouldn’t plant them too close in the first place. In addition, make sure to pick the fruit from your fruit trees and don’t leave rotten fruit on the ground, as this will attract rodents to the feast.
  3. Seal Entry Points- A third tip for rodent control is to seal off potential entry points. The best way to do this is to have your home inspected by a professional who will take note of even the smallest gap in your exterior and seal it off. Remember that rodents can squeeze through any gap wide enough for their skull, so you can’t afford to ignore even minor cracks.