Rodent Control: How to Keep Mice and Rats Out of Your Home

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Rodent control is a common issue that homeowners contend with, and mice and rats can be difficult to eliminate since homes contain everything they are most drawn to, such as food, water, and shelter. However, there are some things you can do to keep mice and rats out of your home.

Rodent Control: How to Keep Mice and Rats Out of Your Home

Here are some of the tips we share with homeowners to help them avoid sharing their home with uninvited rodents:

  • Seal Up Holes in Walls and Baseboards. Rodents are known for their ability to squeeze through tiny spaces, and some can slip through gaps as small as a dime. Sealing up any cracks or holes in your home, particularly in walls or baseboards, will help keep rodents away. Check for holes and cracks regularly to ensure that rodents don’t have a way to get into your home from outside.
  • Clean Up Food and Beverage Spills Immediately. Keeping your home clean with floors swept and mopped helps eliminate crumbs that could attract rodents. Cleaning up dropped food, crumbs, and spilled drinks can help ensure you aren’t attracting rodents to your home.  
  • Eliminate Water and Shelter Sources. Rodents are also drawn to places that have a water supply and shelter. In addition to being able to squeeze into small spaces, rodents are good swimmers and jumpers. Removing water sources and minimizing clutter can help keep rodents away.
  • Work with a Professional Rodent Control Company. The best way to keep your home free from rodents is by Hiring rodent control professionals who know all the best ways to rid your home of mice or rats.

At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we’re experts in removing rodents and keeping them away from your home. Call us today to learn more about our rodent control services!