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Rodents have plagued mankind for centuries. Whether it’s squirrels, rats, or mice, somehow they always seem to find a way into homes and businesses! Winter and fall are especially problematic months, as your warm building starts to look really appealing to rodents. If given an opportunity, they will move in and wreak havoc in your property. Rodents can be carriers of a variety of diseases, their droppings can pose serious health hazards, and the property damage rodents can inflict is typically costly. For these reasons, it’s essential to know what you can do to lessen the risk of rodents in your home.
How do rodents get into your house?
Mice and rats don’t need large openings to get inside your house. In fact, many mice can enter your house through a hole that is no larger than the size of a dime. Cracks and crevices that may not even be noticeable to you can appear as an open invitation to a rodent. Mice and rats tend to enter houses where there are cracks in the foundation or openings around entryways or windows. They can also find ways to enter the property where siding has become worn or in openings where pipes or wires are fed into the house. Needless to say, rodents truly do not face much adversity in making their way into your property.
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Preventing rats and mice in your home
The best way to deal with mice and rats in your home is to keep them from entering in the first place. In the pest control industry, we refer to this as “exclusion”. By locating all of these weak spots and sealing them, you can prevent future problems. Seal cracks and openings around your home using expanding-foam insulation, copper mesh, quick-drying cement, or caulking, depending upon the area you are addressing. Treating for rodents varies a lot depending on the building, the areas affected, and the species of rodent. For this reason, it’s often smart to get the opinion and help of a professional pest control company.
Professional rodent prevention services
DIY rodent control methods can be really difficult to employ successfully, especially in a large space or with a large rodent population. Rats and mice are very good at avoiding detection and treatment! At Ehrlich Pest Control, formerly Connor’s, we’re proud to use our Integrated Pest Management methods to properly prevent rodents from ever becoming a problem. To learn how we can keep rodents away from your property throughout the entire year, give our team a call!Back to Rodent Exterminators
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