Quick Checklist:     How To Prevent Rodents From Infesting Your Home

<span>Quick Checklist:    </span> How To Prevent Rodents From Infesting Your Home

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Rodents are more than just a nuisance. They can destroy your belongings and be harmful to your health. In fact, certain rodents, such as deer mice, shed thehantavirus in their urine which can be fatal to humans.

Fortunately, there are many things you can do in order to prevent rodents from infesting your home in the first place. Below is a list of tips for preventing a rodent infestation from occurring.

  • Keep Your Home Clean
    One of the best things that can be done to prevent any type of pest infestation is to keep your home clean. Make sure that all food is kept inside of an airtight container and take garbage out on a regular basis. Additionally, it is a good idea to wipe down your counters frequently and make sure that no leftovers or crumbs are left out.
  • Keep Wood Away From Your Home
    If you store wood close to your home, you should consider moving it because it can attract rodents that hide underneath the wood. Pest control experts advise that you to store wood at least 20 feet away from your home.
  • Correct Plumbing Problems
    Clogged drains and leaky pipes and problems that should be fixed as soon as possible. Plumbing problems can cause a rodent infestation because rodents are attracted to moisture.
  • Use Peppermint Oil
    Peppermint oil has a strong scent. It can overload a rodent’s senses, which is why they will avoid it. You should put peppermint oil in places where rodents can enter your home.
  • Inspect Items Before Bringing Them Into Your Home
    Rodents like to hide in things like grocery bags, boxes, packages, and luggage. It is best to inspect those items before you bring them in your house to make sure that you’re not bringing in any rodents looking for a new home.
  • What To Do If You Suspect A Rodent Infestation
    Rodents can reproduce very quickly so it is imperative that you act promptly if you begin to notice signs of a pest infestation. Catching an infestation before it becomes unmanageable will save you money, time, and stress.

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A rodent infestation is not a problem that you want to deal with on your own. Instead, a pest control company has the experience, knowledge, and tools needed to effectively and efficiently make your home rodent free.

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