As the leaves are turning red, orange and yellow, the air is filled with the smells of apple cider and temperatures are dropping; rodents are looking for a warm home with heat and a food source.
They will find creative ways to enter your home; through cracks in walls, open windows and doors, vents, pipes, you name it and they will try it!
Here are some ways to keep the rodents from wanting to make your home theirs.
Keep up with landscaping chores – Keep your plants and leaves away from the foundation of your house. Not raking up leaves that pile against the foundation is an open invitation to small rodents. They can hide in the vegetation while searching for an opening. Keep plants and accumulated leaves at least 2 feet away from your home. Don’t allow debris to collect against the house.
Prepare your house for the cool weather – It’s time to inspect your house for cracks, check your weather-stripping and other areas for weakness. Make sure you seal any cracks around windows and doors, even check where you may have had repaired done last season.
Rodent-proof your exterior – Check the exterior of your home for any weaknesses where mice would be able to crawl right into your home. Check to see if holes around cable wires or plumbing have been properly sealed. Rodents are known to crawl up sewage pipes and plumbing, so seal off around the areas where these pipes enter your home.
Make your home inhospitable to rodents – For rodent prevention and rodent control, it is critical to employ a reputable pest control company, such as Holper’s Pest & Animal Solutions. Our expert service begins with a thorough inspection to develop a treatment plan for your specific problem. Techniques and materials used always reflect the latest technologies and professional grade products. Your home will be treated with a personalized combination of baited rodent stations, monitored rodent stations, rodent traps, and repairs to entry points.
It is important to note that all rodent droppings are a biohazard and should only be cleaned up by professionals using proper safety equipment, especially in the case of white-footed deer mouse droppings, which are linked to the deadly Hantavirus.
We at Holper’s look forward to providing you with successful rodent prevention and rodent control. Please call 314-544-7378 to set up your appointment today.