August 13, 2021
How To Get Rid Of Rodents On Your Conroe, TX Property
Rodents are confusing creatures in that they make great pets up until the point where they are allowed to roam freely inside of a home. If you have ever owned a mouse, rat, or hamster and had them escape from their cage, you know exactly what we are talking about. Rodents by nature are troublemakers. Keeping this in mind, if you suspect wild rodents are crawling around your Conroe property, causing trouble, you need help. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to help you remove these pests from your home and yard.
Know Your Enemy?
Rodents are not the most complicated creatures, but they are fairly tricky. Something you should know about these pests is that they are agile. Some species of rodents, like roof rats and squirrels, climb the exterior of homes and find their way indoors through open attic windows, unprotected chimneys, and damage found along rooflines. One other thing you should know about rodents is that they are all born with sharp and strong front incisor teeth. These pests regularly use these teeth to chew through materials like wood, plastic, plaster, and vinyl siding,
Seal Your Home’s Exterior
Although rodents can chew through most walls, sealing your home’s exterior will still go a long way toward keeping these pests out. Here are a few ways our experts recommend you do this.
- Install metal screens over out spouts to drains and vents that lead out of your home.
- Use a caulking gun and some steel wool to fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.
- Make sure your home’s weatherstripping and window/door screens are in good working condition.
- Install door sweeps under all doors that lead out of your home.
- Keep unscreened doors and windows closed when they aren’t in use.
- Invest in a cap for your chimney if it doesn’t already have one.
Keep Things Tidy and Clean
Rodents love cluttered homes. To deter these pests from settling down inside your living and storage areas, keep things as clean and decluttered as possible. For storage areas specifically, package things into large plastic totes. This will prevent rodents from getting inside and tearing up things like books and fabrics. Another thing that helps is picking up food messes and wiping up drink spills as they occur. This will reduce your chances of leaving behind snacks and drinks for hungry rodents to find later.
Learn Proper Food-Storage Practices
Rodents regularly invade pantries, chew into boxes of stored food, and eat leftovers off of countertops. To limit these pests’ access to food, do your best to store things inside tough containers. More specifically, we recommend repackaging food stored in cardboard boxes or plastic bags, leftovers after meals, and pet food into plastic, metal, or glass containers.
Hire A Professional
When rodents invade a home, they are a pain to get rid of. They also pose a serious threat to human health with the way they spread disease and carry pests like fleas and ticks. If you suspect rodents are crawling around inside your living areas, your best option is to get the professionals involved for effective rodent control. At Bill Clark Pest Control, we understand these furry pests and have the training and advanced tools needed to quickly and safely remove them from area homes. We also offer a range of services to make sure your home’s exterior is properly sealed so that rodents have a more difficult time getting indoors.
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