Keep Out! How to Rodent Proof Your Home

Did you know that rodent infestations affect one-third of the homes in the United States?

Finding ways to trap and bait rodents year after year can seem like a never-ending cycle as a homeowner. Most homeowners end up focusing on finding ways to quickly remove rats from their home instead of finding ways to prevent a rat infestation.

If you’re struggling to find ways to rodent-proof your home, we’ve created this quick guide to help you get a better understanding of how to proceed. Keep reading to learn more!

Find Possible Entry Points and Block Them

The most important step that you can take towards rodent-proofing your home is finding all the possible entry points that rodents are using to enter your home and block them.

Inspect the bottom part of the walls in your house, as well as your foundation. Find any potential entry points that rodents could be using to enter your home. As the weather turns cold, rodents will be finding ways to try to get into your home to get away from the cold.

Smaller sized rodents can enter through the smallest cracks, so make sure that you take the time to block out of any cracks in your foundation. Other common places that rodents will slip into your home are through door sills and joints in the window.

Distance Your Bird Feeders

The grains and the seeds that go into feeding birds around your home contain a delightful mixture of treats for rodents. If you have a bird feeder that’s very close to your home, distancing the bird feeder away from your home will keep rats and mice from entering your home.

Store Pet Food Properly

While many professionals will recommend that you seal your dry food away properly, not many remember to recommend sealing your pet food.

Any cat food or dog food that you have lying around should be stored in an airtight container. If you have any pet food that’s dumped on the floor and has yet to be cleaned up, leaving this lying around your home will invite rodents into your home.

To store your pet food, put the food in an airtight container, and place it high off of the ground.

Clean up Your Yard

A home that’s able to provide rodents with a place to hide will attract a rodent infestation. Be careful to seal all the garbage that you have and metal trash cans that have a lid.

Clean up your backyard and get rid of anything that will give a mouse or rat a chance to hide. You should also be certain to trim your trees so that they’re at least three feet away from your home. 

Understanding How to Rodent-Proof Your Home Effectively 

Rodent-proofing your home, requires a very high level of attention to detail. The smallest misstep will leave your home open and vulnerable to rodent infestation. Nobody wants unwelcome rodent guests running around their homes. If you’re looking to get rid of your rodent problem, check out our services today.

Allow the experts at Facility Pest Control to Rodent Proof your home. We have the experience and expertise to provide your infestation problem with the specialized attention the big pest control companies can’t provide. We happily offer our services to the Sherman Oaks area and beyond.