Rodents have been dreaded pests for centuries. Rats and mice are infamous for making their way into residential and commercial buildings and causing quite the ruckus. Not only are they a gross sight to behold, rodents are carriers of filth and disease. Their droppings are a serious health hazard, and their chewing and nesting habits may leave you with costly structural repairs.
The best method of rodent control is prevention, making it important to know how to keep them from ever infesting your property in the first place.
How did I get rodents?
You may be surprised to learn that rats and mice can fit into the tiniest of crevices when entering your home. In fact, mice have been known to squeeze through holes no larger than the size of a dime! This is why it’s important to make sure your home is properly sealed. They can also find ways to enter the property where siding has become worn or in openings where pipes or wires are fed into the house. Once inside, they are attracted to cluttered areas and will seek out areas with food, enabling them to spread quickly.
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Preventing rats and mice
The most reliable form of rodent prevention is exclusion. By locating cracks and crevices in your property and sealing them, you can limit a rodent’s access into your home. Foam insulation, copper mesh, quick-drying cement, and caulking are just some of the methods used to help cover up holes in the foundation of your property. If you are overwhelmed with the process of protecting your home from rodents, a professional pest control company is happy to help!
How to keep rodents away for good
Let’s face it: no one wants to deal with a rat or mice problem, especially on their own. At Springer Professional Home Services, we believe in our IPM practices that effectively keep rodents out of your property year-round. Let us protect you and your family from rodent infestations!Back to Rodents – Rat & Mice Exterminators
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