We are starting to feel the crisp air that comes with the fall season peeking out here are there in Colorado. This means that fall is just around the corner, and it’s time to get your home ready for it. There are several things that homeowners need to take care of before fall gets here and one of them is rodent proofing their house. Rodents will start to attempt to gain entry into your home as soon as those temperatures start to dip during the night. Effective Pest Services is here to share some tips that will help you keep them out as we make the transition into the fall season.
How Do I Keep Rodents Out of My House this Fall?
The last thing that any homeowner wants this fall and winter is a rodent infestation. They will try their hardest to get into your home as it offers them the three things that they are looking for warmth, food and water. Here are some of our best tips to help you keep them out as we see a shift into colder weather:
– Fill In Gaps Inside & Outside of Your Home: When it comes to mice and rats, it doesn’t take a large opening at all for them to get into your home. A mouse only needs a dime sized opening and a quarter sized opening will allow a rat in. This means that homeowners have to be diligent in closing any gaps or holes that are large enough for rodents to get inside. You can sue caulking as well as steel wool to get the job done.
– Screen Attic Vents & Chimneys: All attics should have ventilation to ensure the roof lasts as long as possible. The only problem with these vents is that they lead to the attic in your home which is the perfect place for a rodent to build a nest. The attic vents and the chimney on your home will need screens on them to keep mice and other rodents out of your home this winter.
– Get Rid of Bird Feeders: If you have a bird feeder by your home, it is time to move it. You don’t have to get rid of it all together, but make sure that it is nowhere near your home. These attract all kinds of rodents.
– Fix Water Leaks: If you have any water leaks inside or outside of your home, it important that you get them fixed to avoid water damage as well as attracting rodents to your home. They will always be attracted to any easy water source.
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If you haven’t gotten your home ready for the fall and winter season yet, you aren’t alone. You can turn to Effective Pest Services to help get your home ready for fall by sealing your home to exclude any rodents from gaining access to it. If you already see mouse activity, you can turn to us to get rid of rodents for you as well. Call us today!