The thought of a rodent infestation is enough to make some homeowners think about packing up their belongings and moving. Having mice and rats scurrying around your home is unnerving, potentially hazardous to your health, and, unfortunately, incredibly common in our region during the fall. Fortunately, Pest Arrest provides Top Rated Local® rodent control in Spring, Katy, and the surrounding areas to ensure that you don’t have to worry about having these troublesome pests in your home. Today, we’ll provide you with a few simple tips to keep rodents at bay as the weather starts to cool. Check them out below and schedule your appointment for industry-leading pest control services today!
Three Rodent Control Tips
Store Items Wisely
Storing things wisely is one of the best ways to keep rats and mice from infesting your home this fall. If you have pets, be sure to store their food in tightly sealed containers to avoid attracting mice. Doing the same for the food in your pantry will help ensure you aren’t providing them with a 24-hour buffet, as will storing bird seed in a tightly sealed container. Seasonal items that are stored in your garage, attic, and basement make the perfect nesting spots for rodents, and these, too, should be in a properly sealed container. Remember that mice can chew their way through cardboard boxes. If possible, keep your stored goods in plastic, glass, or metal containers, and keep them elevated on shelves.
Clean and Sanitize Surfaces
Mice and rats need food and water to survive just like any other pest. If you eliminate their food and water sources, they are not very likely to stick around your property for long, and keeping your home clean is another easy way to avoid rodent infestations. Be sure to remove crumbs from your counters, sanitize the surface frequently, and sweep or vacuum your floors on a regular basis. Remember not to leave glasses of water out overnight on the counter, and if you are aware of any minor plumbing leaks in your home, fix them promptly. Keeping the exterior of your home clean is just as important, so remember to store garbage properly and pick up any fallen fruit from trees.
Seal Entry Points
Finally, preventing a rodent infestation is easy when you seal all of the possible entry points around your home. After all, a rodent infestation cannot occur if mice and rats can’t get inside of your home in the first place. We recommend walking the entire exterior perimeter of your home, checking for tiny cracks, gaps, and holes along the way. If you find any, seal them with steel wool, caulk, concrete, or an aluminum or copper wire mesh. Likewise, if your weatherstripping on doors and windows is old, replace it. Trees and bushes should also be pruned back so they are at least 6 inches away from your home, and firewood should be stored a good distance away.
Spring, TX Rodent Control Experts
Although rodent infestations are a common occurrence in our area during that fall, you can enjoy the few months leading up to the holidays in a pest-free home with rodent control services from Pest Arrest. Upon performing a thorough pest inspection, our skilled technicians will quickly determine whether house mice, Norway rats, roof rats, or some other kind of rodent have made themselves at home on your property. From there, we’ll develop a rodent control plan that is specifically tailored to your needs.
Are you ready to declare victory in the war against mice and rats this fall? Call Pest Arrest to request your free pest inspection today — we look forward to hearing from you!