Seven Ways to Avoid a Rodent Infestation
Winter temperatures can cause unwanted pests to seek refuge in your home. Rodents, such as mice and rats, are masters at finding ways into small, warm spaces in search of a new home and some food. Here are 7 ways to help avoid an onslaught of unwanted guests.
3. Use mesh – Porches and decks also offer excellent hiding spots for rats and mice. Cover the openings of these areas with a fine steel mesh. Mice can fit through an opening the size of a dime so it is important to choose a mesh with very small openings.
4. Remove outside food sources – Leftovers in your garden are a welcome invitation for a mouse or rat buffet. Bird feeders and even herb gardens can also be a smorgasbord when pickings are slim.
7. Install door sweeps – Exterior doors offer easy access to your home. Gaps in the floor create a quick entry point for vermin to come into your home. Plastic, rubber or brush style door sweeps will cover the gap and remove their admittance.