When rodents make their way into your home, it can be quite a war to get rid of them. Once they're gone, you need to do whatever is possible to make sure they don't come back again. Here, you'll find a few tips to help prevent another invasion by the local rodents.
Have a Pest Control Specialist Inspect the Home
You need to be sure that those rodents are gone –all of them! The only way to do this is to know what you're doing, where to look, and how to handle the situation if you find evidence that the rodents have returned. A professional pest control specialist will be able to determine if droppings are fresh or if they're from the last batch of rodents that were living there.
They'll also be able to find any areas where the rodents may have gained access to the interior of the home. Any and all access points must be closed up permanently – you can't just stick the nozzle of a spray foam container in and fill the gap – the rodents will chew right through it. The professional will take care of it for you.
Keep Trash Bins Closed Tightly
Rodents are attracted to the scent of food. If they can smell it, they're going to make an attempt to get to it. So, if your trash cans are overflowing or don't have secure lids, you're basically setting out a welcome mat for the neighborhood rodents.
If you have several trash cans, you may want to build an enclosure for them. This way, the rodents and other wildlife will be less likely to detect the trash and make an attempt to get to it.
Store Pet Food Properly
Pet food should never be stored in the bottom of a closet or cabinet in the bag. Instead, the bag should be dumped into a plastic storage bin with an air-tight lid. Not only will this help to keep the rodents from smelling it and breaking into it, but it will help to keep your pets' food fresh and free of bugs and the rodents.
You can find air-tight pet food storage bins in various sizes, shapes, and colors – so if you don't have a cabinet or closet to store it in, you can find something that will coordinate with your décor.
Talk with the pest control specialist from a company like Affordable Pest Control Inc. The sooner you get to work rodent-proofing your home, the better the chances of keeping them from coming back in the near future.Share
18 July 2019
When we realized that our daughter had severe allergies, we started thinking about what types of products we were using around our home. Instead of spraying things everywhere, we started focusing on natural, herbal remedies. Believe it or not, we even found chemical free ways to control the pests in our house. We contacted an all natural pest control company who specialized in effective, humane treatment. For example, we substituted our chemical rodent traps for glue versions, which allowed the rodents to be released back into the wild. Check out this blog for tips for choosing safe, effective pest control methods.