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Rodent Proof your Home

Updated: May 9

It’s important to ensure all access entry points are sealed from rodents entering. In this blog today I will be discussing what to look for and what you need to do to prevent a rodent from entering your property.

Entry Points

First of all, take a look at your roof for any uncovered gaps, as rodents may be accessing in those entry points. If you have a basement, investigate it for any holes or cracks and seal them. Be sure to inspect the structure of your property, as this will be a commonplace for entry.

It is worth taking the time to look for points of entry into your home that will make it easier for mice, rats, squirrels, glis glis and pigeons to get in. Ensure your home is pest-proofed this spring this will assist in keeping pests out of your home so they won’t cause damage and chew through electrical wires that could cause a fire. Another reason why it’s important to keep pest out is because rodents carry a number of diseases that can affect humans they are Weil’s disease, Salmonella, Tuberculosis, E.Coli and Cryptosporidiosis.

Seal Up Any Openings

One of the most important steps to rodent-proof your home is to seal up any openings that could provide an easy entryway for pests. Look for openings around windows, doors, holes in the structure of your home, holes in the roof, tree branches and climbing plants. You can seal holes in the structure with mortar or mesh and cut any branches or plants that can be used to climb.

Remove Food And Water

One of the easiest ways to prevent rodents from entering your home is remove food and water by placing food in food storage containers. They will eat your pets food and open cereal boxes it is important to place all food in food storage containers. Rodents look for food and water and a place to have their babies and for them to do that they need a regular source of food and water. Look around your home and garden and remove anything you see that rodents can live on.

Ensure you have no leaking taps in your home if you do you must repair or replace them. A rodent will live of the water that drips from a leaky pipe or tap.

Next, check for any standing water sources. This could be a dripping faucet, a leaky pipe, or even a bird bath. Standing water can attract a variety of pests, so make sure to fix any leaks and empty bird baths regularly.

If you’re still having trouble keeping rodents out of your home, it may be time to contact an experienced pest control professional. They can help identify the type of rodent that has invaded your home and eliminate them, as well as provide you with advice on how to prevent them from entering your property in the future.

Taking some simple steps to rodent-proof your home this spring can ensure that your home is safe from intruders. Make this spring the time to keep your home rodent-free and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is protected. Call or fill out our enquiry form on Resolve It Property Care today. Call the professionals for your rodent removal.


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