Rodents – mice and rats – are small. Despite their modest nature, they have the capability to destroy a home. These tiny pests are irritating, can cause plenty of material damage, and spread illness. After creating a nest of their own, rodents begin to navigate through the hallways and pantries of many homes. They chew everything, spoil food, and develop allergies. Prevent them from living in your home a minute longer!
Inspect Your Foundation
Most homeowners do not give much attention to their foundation. To effectively rodent-proof your home, consider scheduling a foundation inspection on an annual basis. The point is to locate any holes or gaps that would allow mice and rats to enter from the outdoors. The best material to block such holes is by using foam or wire mesh.
Examine the Roof
The roof is the second most common entry point for rodents. They scamper up walls, seeking out ventilators, shingles, and chimneys with breakage, gaps or leaks. If discovered, they will build their homes in the attic. These holes should be filled promptly. A chimney, for example, must be capped to ensure no rodents enter.
Cleanliness is Key
The most significant portion of rodent control is cleanliness. Too many homes could use a nice sprucing up, which is often enough to prevent rodent infestations thoroughly. Cleanliness is especially important in locations where food is cooked or kept, including leftovers. Concealed areas in the kitchen, such as pantries or cabinets, must also be kept clean. Furthermore, unfinished food from your pets should be disposed of immediately and adequately. Rodents love a bit of dog or cat food, as it is a simple and filling meal for their young.
If you’re keen on preventing rodents from living in your Dallas or Houston area home, contact Trapping USA by calling 469-336-3816 (Dallas) or 832-474-7755 (Houston). We’ll help remove any current rodents and stop more from entering the building!Back To Blog