During the cooler months (October through February), we have the luxury of snuggling up in a blanket or by the fire in our homes and apartments, but, their may be something lurking in our dwellings with us. Mice and rats often take shelter in our homes, causing damage to both your health and property.
Rodents enter homes through almost any opening larger than a dime, damaging sheetrock, cardboard, wood and electrical wiring, increasing the risk of fire and exposure to diseases.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the fall and winter months:
- Seal off all voids around pipes coming into your home from the outside
- Keep branches and other plants cut back from the house
- Keep your garages and sheds tidy and uncluttered
In the event you do have a rodent problem, and need a rodent exteminator contact a qualified pest professional, such as Clark Pest Control, that specializes in exclusion and IPM. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program will involve you and your pest management provider, working together as a partnership.