Tips to keep your home rodent free
Rodents can find their way into your home at any time of the year, but they often find their way in during Winter looking for a warm place to hide.
With rats able to squeeze through gaps as small as the end of your thumb and mice capable of squeezing through holes the size of the end of your little finger, it's virtually impossible to make your home 100% rodent proof.
However, there are some key actions you can take to dramatically reduce the chances of hearing 'bumps in the night'.
RODENT PROOF THE BUILDING
These actions will prevent rodents accessing your home and setting up a nest
Seal any holes / cracks in the floors, walls and roofing. Although this can prove to be a challenge due to the small holes rodents can squeeze through, spending the time to block holes can be a lasting solution.
Depending on the nature of the hole, thick wiring, metal plates or expandable foam may be options.
Remove vegetation from the immediate perimeter of the building.
Prune any branches over-hanging the building.
Rats are great climbers and will regularly use bushes, palms and trees to access roof voids.
If your home has a sub-floor it should be kept clear of belongings and rubbish.
SEAL ANY POTENTIAL RODENT ENTRY POINTS TO YOUR HOME
Place garbage in sealed, rodent proof containers.
All stored food to be place in sealed, rodent proof containers. This typically means thick, plastic containers with tight fitting lids.
Cat and dog food should be brought in or thrown away after feeding. Do not leave pet food outside.
Implement smart feeding regimes for outdoor animals.
Keeping your home rodent free is not only important to get a good nights sleep, but they do carry disease and can spoil food with their feeding, urinating and faeces.
Additionally, their gnawing habits, often chewing on electrical wiring, are the cause of many 'unexplained' house fires.
Despite your rodent proofing efforts, if you do find rodents have taken up residence you will need to take action.
Calling a pest professional such as Affordable Pest Control Coomera is often the best option.
If you decide to tackle the problem yourself, make sure you follow all safety instructions on the product labels.
To find out more about Rodent Treatment please give us a call 0498 560 139