Most homeowners never witness a mouse firsthand. They typically learn of an infestation after it is too late when the most common symptoms become apparent. We’re talking about droppings and claw marks on the baseboards of the home. Sometimes, despite our best efforts, rodent infestations are impossible to prevent. You can work wonders to reduce them, though.
Do not wait until it is too late to begin combating rodent infestations – prevention is key. The longer you wait, the more damage rodents will cause. That’s not to mention the adverse health effects, too. You don’t have to sit around, though. You can take action.
- Seal any holes inside and outside your home to prevent rodents from entering the household. You may require caulk or steel wool to stop up holes, or professional repairs depending on the damage.
- Remove any potential nesting sites outside, including leaf piles and mulch.
- Clean all food and water sources in and around the home.
- Kitchen garbage containers should be tightly sealed
- Forego feeding outdoor birds while fighting a rodent infestation, as the residue attracts rodents.
Identify the Symptoms
While you may not spot a mouse or rat unless the problem has grown in severity, you can still look for the signs, which include:
- You may spot rodent droppings around food packages, in pantries or cupboards, and often under the sink.
- Nesting material typically includes shredded fabric, paper products, and dried plant matter.
- Look for signs of chewing on the food packaging.
- Some notice odd smells emanating from hidden locations in the home.
While these are not the only symptoms, they are the most common. You’re likely to spot one or more at any given time.
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