Make Your Home Rodent Proof

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Although there are ways to deal with pests and have them removed from your property, being able to prevent them in the first place is always better. In order to do this, you need to monitor your own home and ensure that you are following the correct steps to rodent proof your home. A lot of this comes down to maintenance and staying on top of things so that your home doesn’t come in any way a rodent friendly habitat.

Here at Hunts Pest Control, we are professionals in handling pests and knowing the correct procedures to follow in order to rodent proof a property. As pest problems can happen at any time and often when you least expect it, we wanted to share with you a few tips on things you can do to rodent proof your home.



Maintenance and upkeep

A good way to limit the chances of any pests residing in your home, is regular maintenance and upkeep. This means keeping everywhere clean, staying on top of things, and not letting your home become messy. For example, maintain your garden and keep your grass trimmed down. Things like this can actually make a big difference to the chances of you getting any pests on your property. Overgrown grass, plants and branches can often attract pests and encourage them to reside in this sort of habitat or area. Therefore, it is essential to stay on top of maintenance and upkeep.



Seal any holes or openings

A key part in rodent proofing your home is to seal any holes or openings anywhere in the building. This is a very common attraction for pests as they can get through these holes and openings and make themselves a home within your property. Therefore, you should always be mindful of covering up any holes and openings, no matter how small, in order to prevent pests from being attracted and being able to fit through them.



Avoid leaving any rubbish lying around

Rubbish provides a hotspot for pests to nest in. you should always be mindful of this and avoid leaving any rubbish or clutter lying around. Rubbish attracts pests, especially if there is food involved. However any clutter that is lying around also provides the perfect habitat for pests and will encourage them to nest themselves on your property.



Store all food in cupboards and out of reach

As we all know, pretty much all animals and pests are attracted to food. Therefore, any food that is accessible to pests will more than likely attract them. We would encourage you to keep all food inside cupboards, in containers and high up so that it is less accessible to potential pests. The same applies to pet food. If you have pets and leave their food lying around, this can also attract pests.

For more information or if you would like to seek help for pest control services, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.