Mice, rats, and other rodents can wreck havoc on a yard and cause major damage to a home. As the weather grows colder, they start to seek warm, dry places to live during the winter – like your house. We’ve listed a few precautions you can take to keep them from coming to your home for the holidays. And if you have a rodent problem that’s bigger than what you can handle, the expert team at Lawn Plus Pest Control will systematically take care of the problem.
1. Check the foundation and perimeter of your home.
Look for any telltale holes or gaps in the foundation, as they could be ways for rodents to get into your home. And while you’re outside, look around at the grass. Check for pathways that rodents may have chewed into the sod. If you see any, follow the pathways to find the holes they may be coming from.
2. Clean up brush, garden debris, or woodpiles next to the house.
These are magnets for rodents, because they offer shelter from the elements and a great place to make a nest. If you need to have brush piles or wood piles, make sure they’re a decent distance from your house or garage.
3. Clean up food waste.Don’t leave any leftover food lying around, and keep floors clear of anything edible. Remember to clean your pets’ feeding areas, too. Any uneaten pet food should be thrown away promptly.
4. Keep garbage contained.
Many of these tips are all about sanitation, and that’s what it takes to keep mice and rodents at bay. If there’s nothing for them to eat and no hidden place to nest, they won’t linger. Make sure all garbage and trash is picked up and placed in sealed bags.
5. Call us for professional help.
Although rodent infestations are annoying, they are treatable. At Lawn Plus Pest Control, we have solutions for pests of all kinds. We can devise a treatment plan for your Cincinnati area home that will banish mice and rodents from your home for good. Give us a call today at (513) 296-7378 or request an estimate now.