Rodents are vermin you don't want in your home and around your belongings, but if you do end up with them in your home, they could pose a health hazard to you and to your pets. Rodents carry disease that can affect you and your pets as well. They can also carry fleas and ticks which could also invade your home, bite you and your pets as well. If you have rodents, you need to get them under control. Read on for a few tips to help you get your rodent problem under control.
1. Put Up Pet Food
Don't allow your pet's food to sit out all day long in their bowls. Give your pet time to eat and then put it up after the allotted time period. Don't leave it to sit out so rodents can eat it throughout the day. Pet food that is stored should be put in an air-tight container to help keep rodents out of it. Water bowls should also be put up as well. Rodents aren't just looking for food, they're looking for water, too.
2. Repair Entrance Points
Rodents are getting into your home somehow and you need to figure out how it's happening. Once you figure it all out, you need to make repairs to your home to prevent entrance again into your home by rodents or other pests. If you aren't sure how they are getting in, hiring a professional pest control company can help. They not only get rid of the pests, but they can also figure out how they're getting into your home so you can make the repairs.
3. Clean Your Home
You need to keep your home clean and kept up in order to keep rodents from finding free food to eat. Clear countertops of food and crumbs. Wipe down counters with soap and water to remove stuck on food and grease that rodents can be using to feed off of. Floors should be swept daily to remove crumbs and other food particles that have fallen and that rodents may be feeding off of. Remove food particles from the drain in your kitchen sink and wash dishes (or at least rinse them) to prevent mice from being attracted to these areas.
Rodents are pests that can be a pain to get rid of on your own. If you have rodents, they can pose a danger to both humans and pets alike. If you have rodents, call a professional rodent control company for help.