Rodent-proofing Your Home this Spring
Spring is a beautiful time of year with warmer weather, blossoming flowers, and longer days. Unfortunately, this is also the time of year when rodents become more active and try to enter homes for food and shelter. Dealing with rodents can be a frustrating and potentially costly experience.
This blog will explain the best ways to keep rodents out of your home during the spring. Whether you want to prevent an infestation or deal with an existing problem, these tips will help you keep your home rodent-free.
Seal Entry Points
The first step in preventing rodent infestations is to seal any gaps or holes in your home. Mice and rats can squeeze through incredibly small openings, so you must be thorough when searching for potential entry points.
Start by inspecting the exterior of your home and look for gaps around window frames, vents, holes in siding or bricks, and crevices around doors or pipes. Once you've found any possible entryways, seal them with caulk or steel wool. You may need to use wire mesh or patching materials for larger holes.
Declutter Your Home
Decluttering your home does more than make it look clean and organized—it can also help prevent rodents from making themselves at home. Cluttered spaces provide excellent hiding spots for rodents, allowing them to nest, breed, and multiply.
Take the time to clear out any cluttered areas in your home, including garages, basements, and attics. Not only will decluttering help prevent a potential rodent infestation, but it will also make it easier to spot potential entry points.
Maintain Your Yard
Rodents don't just live inside our homes—they also take up residence in our yards. Therefore, it's crucial to maintain your yard to discourage rodents from taking up space there.
Keep your grass and shrubs trimmed, remove debris piles, and seal any potential entry points around your home's exterior. Also, consider using natural rodent repellents like peppermint oil, cayenne pepper, or even predator urine around the perimeter of your yard.
Get Professional Help
Despite your best efforts, sometimes preventing rodent infestations can be difficult. When this happens, we suggest you seek professional help from a licensed rodent control expert at Hoffer Pest Solutions. We have the experience, knowledge, and tools to eliminate pests from your home and ensure they don't return.
Consider our services to help you get ahead of the game and prevent any potential damage to your home from rodents. For more information, call us at (954) 590-0477, and we'll happily answer your questions and book an appointment.