Here at The Dead Pest Society, we understand that no one wants to have to deal with rodents in their home. Not only can their gnawing do real damage to the structure, but they can also spread serious diseases. To help you avoid this situation altogether, in this article we’ll provide a few proactive rodent control strategies to prevent these pests from getting into your home in the first place.
- Seal Your Barriers- Rodents can fit through gaps no larger than a quarter, so it’s important to seal any gaps in your exterior. Make sure that you use the right materials, such as caulk, plaster, cement, etc., in order to ensure that you get seamless protection. Our team here at The Dead Pest Society has over 30 years of combined experience in the pest control industry, so we have learned to identify every potential rodent entrance, and we can help you ensure that these critters stay out of your home.
- Remove Sources of Food- Another important part of effective rodent control is to remove potential source of food for them. This includes making sure that your garbage is covered at all times, that your pet food is stored in rodent-proof containers, and that you clean up any food scraps promptly. In addition, if you have fruit trees or other edible plants in your garden, make sure to harvest your crops in a timely fashion and not leave anything out to rot, as rodents will eat it even if you won’t.
- Get Rid of Convenient Rodent Habitats- A third part of rodent control is to remove anything that they could use to nest in, such debris, old machinery, etc. If you have a wood pile, make sure to store it at least 18 inches above the ground and at least a foot away from your home. We at The Dead Pest Society also recommend trimming back your trees or shrubs so that they are at least 4 feet away from your exterior walls to avoid giving rodents an easy path inside.