Cooler weather is the number one culprit for rodents in your home. As the weather gets colder, rodents will begin looking for a warm and dry place for their family. The most common areas will be your home’s attic, basement, or garage. Rodents can easily fit into small cracks, making it easy for them to enter your property. Below we will discuss what you can do to prevent rodents and what removal practices to use if your property has rodents.

Rodent Prevention

Rodents will enter any home that they find has an opening. It does not matter how clean your house is or where you live; if you have a tiny hole, rodents will likely enter your property for protection from the cooler weather. The best way to prevent rodents is to ensure there are no small opening on the exterior or interior of your home. Checking for the smallest cracks and holes is crucial in ensuring your home remains rodent-free. If you leave your garage open, it is essential to check it regularly and make sure any trash cans are secured and not able to be opened. Rodents will make a home anywhere that has food, water, and shelter.

Rodent Removal

If you are hearing scratching sounds during the night, noticing torn food wrappers, or have seen rodent feces or urine, it is time to call a professional. Rodents are very hazardous. They not only carry diseases, but they can destroy your property. Rodents will make nests in your basement, attic, or garage, where they will continue to grow their family. Rodent removal is a complicated process that involves removing all rodents from the property, cleaning the mess they have made, and ensuring the area is sanitized. If your property has rodents, always call a professional for safe removal.