With the winter season comes cooler temperatures here in Texas - and rodents trying to find warm shelter in your home! It can be a worrisome issue because no one likes to see rodents walking around their home. One of the ways to help prevent rodents is to seal up any holes or gaps around your home with steel wool to eliminate their access points. You should also keep the area outside of your home clean and free of clutter to take away any easy hiding places and food for rodents. Lastly, the most efficient way to keep rodents out of your home is to schedule a rodent monitoring service. Professionals will place traps and do routine checks that will give you peace of mind knowing your home will be rodent-free this winter season!
1. Seal up any holes or gaps around your home to remove access points for rodents.
To prevent rodents from entering your home, you need to take away their easy access points. Once the weather starts to get cooler, rodents will find any way possible to find warmth inside your home. You should go around the inside and outside of your home and look for any holes or gaps that rodents could enter your home through. Once you identify all of the potential access points, you can use steel wool to seal up these holes or gaps. Be sure to use caulk around the steel wool to ensure it stays in place and does its job correctly. Use this method anywhere you think rodents could enter your home because they can squeeze through even the smallest holes and cracks!
2. Keep the area outside of your home clean and free of any clutter.
One of the main reasons rodents are entering your home is in search of easy food sources and shelter. The smallest piece of food or areas with a lot of clutter will keep them coming back and searching for more. To keep rodents out this winter, you need to keep the area outside of your home clean and free of any clutter that rodents may be drawn to. Some of the ways you can help achieve this are to:
- Ensure your garbage bins are clean and tightly sealed.
- Keep your outdoor cooking areas clean, such as outdoor kitchens, grills, and areas where people eat.
- Clean up any garbage around your home.
3. Schedule a rodent monitoring service.
The most efficient way to keep rodents out of your home this winter is to schedule a rodent monitoring service. Pest professionals are trained to know exactly what to look for and what to do to make sure your home is free of rodents. If they find signs of them being in your home, professionals will use effective bait traps to eliminate them. They will also do routine checks on the traps and replace them as needed to ensure effective results. To save you valuable time trying to do it yourself and to keep your home as safe as possible, always hire professionals to take care of any rodent problem you have!
The company you hire should always use a special key for bait traps to keep children and pets safe!
Give us a call to schedule our rodent monitoring service.
At CitiTurf, we provide a professional rodent monitoring service to keep rodents from accessing your home and eliminate existing ones. We'll be sure to tackle those pesky insects using our pet- and children-safe bait stations. We offer our service to residential properties in Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney, TX, and surrounding areas. Give us a call at 972-516-0001 to schedule our rodent monitoring service today!