Rodents hate the cold as much as you do and will do anything to keep warm during the harsh winter months. Since rodents can be extremely aggressive and carry lice, fleas, ticks, and not to mention all sorts of diseases it’s important that you keep them out of your home this winter.
How to Keep Rodents out of Your Home
- Clean your house! Mice and rats are attracted to filth, clutter and open food storage containers. In order to keep them out wipe off dust, clear away unnecessary piles, and sanitize countertops and crevices including in your garage, attic, and basement.
- Rats and mice make their way into your home through the small cracks and crevices in walls, floorboards, window seals and doors. Seal these up and you’re sure to keep the little buggers out.
- Clean your trash area! Since rodents are attracted to food and filth your outside trash area still needs to be kept tidy even if you keep your trash cans at a reasonable distance from your home. Rats and mice can smell decaying food and other filth from a ways away so seal up your trash bags and lids tightly and don’t leave trash on the ground.
If you find a rodent in your home there are several different types of traps you can set to catch them. The most common option is the snap trap where bait is set beneath a metal rod that will snap them in half when the bait is lifted. If you’re not into the killing part you can also try using a live mouse trap which typically involves a box with bait inside and a side panel for trapping them inside alive. Later, you can set the rodent free somewhere away from your home.
Utah rodents are instinctively shy and therefore hard to see and eliminate. But rats and mice can be a serious menace. Not only can they destroy your property but they can also spread serious diseases that could harm you and your family. These creatures are sneaky and can even be aggressive. They become dependent on your home for security and can present a serious infestation problem if not dealt with immediately. Beeline Pest Control will come to your home for all your Utah Pest Control needs and recommend the quickest and safest method to get rid of your rodent problem. Call us today to set up an appointment.