How to keep rodents away from home

How to keep rodents away from home


May 31, 2021

Choose the best way to keep rodents out of the house.

If you even think you have rats or mice in your place, you need to find the best way to keep rodents out of the house ASAP. Rodents can be a serious health issue and one you can’t ignore. There are a few ideas to consider and even DIY options you can take to get rid of rats and mice but even then, you may be left wondering which method will work best? The answer is to take it back a step and not let them in. That’s easier said than done but there are a few keys things that will help you stop the little buggers from trespassing into your place.

The first step in keeping your house rodent-free

As the seasons turn from the warmer months to the colder, it’s important to know that this is the prime time for rodents to start approaching your home and make one for themselves. It’s no surprise to think that your home is a warm and inviting location for rodents. They are looking for palace where they can survive and thrive, even reproduce. For that they need a steady supply of food, water, warmth, and shelter. Little wonder that the houses of humans meet all these needs. Along with the warmth and safe shelter is the hope that they won’t be disturbed, especially in their hunt for a nest. The first point to look at is ACCESS. Make a thorough inspection of your place for any possible points of entry. Then you will need to fill any holes, cracks, or gaps where rodents can get in – and do it before they get in. Remember that mice are excellent climbers, so look for gaps up higher in your building and roof and not just at floor or ground level. The trouble is that (like other mammals) mice have internal skeletons but very flexible ribs. This means they can squeeze through some tiny gaps – like the width of a pencil. If they can fit their head through it, then they are in.

On the way to keeping mice and rats at bay

If you’re not sure you have every crack and crevice covered at your place, then it’s time to look at the other things you can do to keep rodents out.

  • Cut off their food supply
  • Get rid of their hiding places
  • Cut back trees, shrubs, and branches to 1 or2metres from your house
  • Set up traps inside the house
  • Use any poisons or baits outside the house
  • Save time and worry by calling in the professionals

When it comes to food – make sure that all your pantry is safe and secure. Any foods and cereals should be stored in air-tight containers and jars. Make sure your bins are always closed or covered. Clear up any fruit and vegetables in your garden that has fallen to the ground. Anything to eat around your place will be an invitation to rodents. If you have pets, make sure their food is stored in air-tight containers. It also means feeding your pets and clearing up afterwards. You don’t want to leave leftover food lying around. Getting rid of overgrown bushes and plants means removing aiding place. Keeping any branches cut back from your house also cuts out abroad for the rodents to take inside.

A few natural ideas

Mice and rats are scavengers and there are a few things they don’t like to encounter apart from a cat. If you’re looking to try a natural approach as the best way to keep rodents out of the house, then here are some options for you.

  • Strong smelling natural oils like Eucalyptus and Peppermint oil are a strong deterrent to mice. Place a few drops on cotton balls in locations where you think mice are getting in.
  • Onions are another idea. The strong smell is nothing to cry over and mice don’t like the odour at all. Make sure you replace the onions every couple of days. You don’t need the stink.
  • Steel wool is not exactly natural, but it is a harmless way to keep rodents out. They can’t chew through the wire and will be put off trying.

There are a number of different traps that aren’t harmful or cruel to the rodent. They will trap the mice or rat without harming it and then you will only need to get rid of the trespasser yourself. Make sure it is far enough away from your property and into an open, natural area.

What about a mice infestation?

If you find mouse droppings anywhere in your home, then chances are you have a bigger problem than just one little critter. Remember to check for the smell of urine, nibbled food, teeth marks and if you hear scratching noises in your walls or ceiling. If you see amuse during the day, then it’s a good bet that you have a bad problem on your hands. There’s no time to muck around and wonder what you can do. Get a professional pest control team you can trust to come out and give you the lowdown on what the problem is and how bad it could be. Things can get worse very quickly and the last thing you need is damage to your property or a health danger to your family and pets.

Talk to the expert team on mice, rats, and other pests

The best way to keep rodents out of the house is to get Jacka Bros Pest Control in to check the place over. They’re the experts you can rely on to get your rodent problem in check ASAP. They’ll give you the best in professional advice and a plan to get on top of your petroleum. Whether it’s mice and rodents, termites and ants, bed bugs and even bees, wasps, and spiders –there’s only one name you need to know.

Call Jacka Bro’s Pest Control today and you’ll be on your way to a pest-free future.

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