There are few things more frustrating than finding out that you have some mischievous rodents hiding in your house. It wouldn’t be such a big deal if they didn’t skitter through your pantry at night, gnawing away at packs of self-rising flour. If only they would just stay in the outdoors instead of invading your home and making an ungodly mess. In this blog post, we’ll share some methods you can use to keep rodents out of your home and in the wild where they belong.
Block Points of Entry
One effective way of keeping rodents and other pests out of your home is to simply locate possible entry points and block them. This is not always easy since entry points can be minuscule. You may want to contact a professional to help you figure out how rodents are getting into your house. Mice are crafty and will exploit every possible crack, so it’s important to ensure that these areas are sealed off and completely impervious to pests. Ultimately, the only way to keep pests away is to deny them entry.
Seal Food Items
If rodents have already infiltrated your home, then there are some things you can do to discourage them from staying. Think about storing more food items in jars rather than leaving them in the bags where rodents could potentially make a mess of them. Although this in itself won’t keep rodents out of your house, it will discourage them from hanging out in your cabinets and in other places where food is stored.
If the problem is severe enough, you could always think about setting some traps. Mice love peanut butter, so that’s a good substance to use as bait. There are many different types of traps on the market. If you prefer a humane option, you can even buy devices that trap the mouse temporarily allowing you to then release it into nature, far away from your home.
Don’t let rodents and other pests take over your life. This is a problem that can easily be solved. If you would like to learn about the services that we offer here at Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control, please feel free to contact us.