Rats and mice invading your property can lead to extensive property damage and health issues. They spread bacteria and cause asthma and allergic reactions to your family or customers. That’s why the best treatment method for rodents is to ensure they never become a problem in the first place. Here are the top 3 methods for preventing a rodent infestation.
1. Eliminate Food Sources
Leaving food and water out can lead to rodent problems. Clean up spilled food immediately and wipe down your counters and food prep stations regularly. If you keep trash inside or outside, make sure it’s kept in tightly sealed bins. Pet food should also be kept in sealed containers and pet dishes should be cleaned regularly.
2. Eliminate Nesting Places
Mice and rats love to make their homes in storage areas such as basements, attics, crawl spaces, sheds, closets, pantries, and cabinets. Keep these areas clutter-free and use shelves to get as much stuff off of the floor as possible.
3. Eliminate Entry Points
Rats can fit through openings about the size of a 50 cent coin and mice fit through openings the size of a twenty cent coin. If you find any openings or cracks in your home, you need to repair them quickly. Also make sure the areas around pipes and vents are sealed as they are a perfect route for rodents.
These are the best ways to protect your home from rodents, but it’s possible they might still become an issue. If rats and mice move into your home, it’s important to act quickly before they cause significant electrical, plumbing, and structural damage to your property.
Integrity Pest Control Mackay can provide you with effective and affordable treatment and strategies and make and keep your home rodent free.
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