How to Protect Your Home From Rodents
Rodents are similar to humans in that they prefer an outdoor ecosystem when weather conditions are good. However, when the seasons change and the weather brings cooler temperatures and precipitation, rats seek shelter indoors and often times inside the attics or crawlspaces of homes. If you live in an area where the climate is moderate, the cooler months of the year are when the rat infestations mostly occur and rat removal sets are performed.
Homeowners and character managers should follow some guidelines to ensure a rat problem does not occur on their character. Rats are attracted to all types of foods (generally anything a human would eat) and they have a keen sense of smell. It is best to seal up any unpackaged foods, especially sugar-high foods, to stop the scents that these food release from attracting nearby rats. Rats can smell foods from quite a large distance.
Also, particles and crumbs from food, already if they are on dishes in the sink, should be cleaned and disposed of in a secured garbage bin. These small crumbs can send the rats running from miles to snatch up the smallest crumb. They are perfect food supplies for rats to satisfy on. Keep pet food stored securely in bins with a cover or lid. Rats can knock over lids that are not securely fastened to the bin.
Rats will look for shelter anywhere on your character. A rat can live outdoors or indoors as long as there is shelter from rain and a food source nearby. Nonetheless, a rat problem on your character can cause possible risk and damage to your investments.
A maintained and clutter-free yard can prevent rodents from hiding outdoors. Unkempt piles of wood and mulch or unused appliances or furniture are perfect nesting grounds for rats. Rodents prefer dark, quiet spots to nest.
A specialized pest control company can provide rodent proofing sets. This service is extensive and very difficult to perform by yourself. Experience and training is required. A technician can seal up all openings and holes in your house to make it impossible for rats to squeeze into your home. Rats can fit into any hole the size of a quarter or bigger, so roof vents or chimney flues are not a problem for rats to get by. Openings where waterlines or wires go into the home are shared spots for rats to go into.
If shrubbery or branches hangover your roof, you will need to trim them to so rats can not easily access your home.
A specialized rodent control company can reduce your rodent population to zero and rodent-proof your home to keep your homes free from unwelcomed guests this winter.