Mice and rats are known to spread disease and contaminate food. They can even cause damage to your home as they chew their way in. As temperatures drop, these difficult pests are looking for shelter in your home with the intention of reproducing – and quickly!
Common house mice can squeeze into holes as small as a dime, so it’s important to keep your home completely sealed:
• Repair any holes around the exterior that may lead into your home, or seal them with caulk or steel wool
• Replace weatherstripping
• Screen vents
It’s also important to eliminate any food and water sources or possible breeding areas that may be attracting them in the first place:
• Repair leaky faucets and clogged drains
• Keep garbage cans sealed
• Store food (including pet food) in airtight containers
• Keep shrubbery around the home trimmed
• Store firewood at least 20 feet from the home
HOW WE CAN HELP
The most important part of rodent control is figuring out where they’re coming in. We’ll inspect your home for entry points and seal them with steel wool if we can. If not, we may suggest a repair. We can place bait boxes around the exterior of your home near possible rodent entry points.
As for the rodents already inside your home, we can use snap traps, glue boards, and bait. It’s important to make sure all other food sources have been eliminated, otherwise the rodent may not be interested in the bait or traps we place.