No one wants to have rodents in their home. Not only is it startling to see a rodent run across your kitchen floor, but rodents are also highly unsanitary. Rodents carry disease with them that you don't want in your home. After you call an exterminator to get the rodents out of your home, there are specific steps you can take to make sure the rodents stay away.
#1: Make Sure Your House Is Sealed Up Tight
First, you need to make sure your home is sealed up nice and tight. Rodents are extremely flexible little creatures that can squeeze through even the tiniest opening, which means you need to make sure there are virtually no access points a rodent could use to get in and out of your home.
Sealing up all the spaces a rodent could use to gain access to your home will require you to be very vigilant and detailed.
You are going to want to check around any space in your home that leads to a crawl space, such as a closet or door, and make sure the area between these two spaces is airtight. Next, you need to check around all areas where pipes and wires enter into your home, making sure the space around these items is tightly sealed. Then, you need to check around the windows and doors throughout your home, filling in any cracks. Finally, you need to around your foundation as well as outside vents.
This is a time-consuming process that is best done with the assistance of a trained pest control specialist, who will know exactly how to get rid of the rodents.
#2: Eliminate Their Food Source
The second thing that you need to do to keep the rodents out of your home is to eliminate all food sources in your home. If you have food sources in your home and there are rodents nearby, they are going to try to find a way into your home.
The thing with rodents is that there is a lot of different food sources that a rodent can access. When it comes to food sources, remember that water is a food source. If you have any leaky pipes or faucets in your home or area where condensation builds up on a regular basis. You need to stop the leak or condensation in order to stop the rodents from getting the water they need to survive.
You also need to control the rodent's access to actual food in your home. You need to make sure all the food in your home is not left in unsealed containers. Keep all your trash inside of closed trash containers. Be very careful about leaving fruits or vegetables out on your countertops as rodents like to eat these just as much as your cereal.
Keep in mind that your pet's food is still food. Don't leave your pet food lying around, just like the rest of the food in your home; it should be kept in a sealed container. When it comes to feeding your pets, try to feed them on a schedule and don't leave their food sitting out all the time.
If you have rodents that you have been working with a pest control specialist to get out of your home, you need to make sure that you are also taking the appropriate actions to seal up your home and eliminate all food sources. Reach out to a company like Velocity Rodent/Wildlife Control to learn more.