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Rodent Proofing Tips

Rodent ProofingRodents spread diseases and cause problems in many ways. They contaminate interior living areas with feces and dander and gnaw on furniture, walls and wires. If a rodent infestation goes untreated, it could not only cost you thousands of dollars in repairs but also negatively affect your health.

3 Tips to Keep Rodents Out of Your Home

Block the entryways

Rodents get inside your home in many ways. They'll climb through plumbing pipes, squeeze beneath doors and crawl through cracks and crevices around the exterior. It's important to block their entryways if you want to keep them outside. Inspect your home for openings and use a sealant to plug up rodent entrances.

Remove All Clutter

Clutter provides shelter for rodents and protection both indoors and outdoors. Piles of boxes, bins and other debris in the attic or garage gives rodents a place to hide. They'll also hide outdoors under old tires, unused tarps, unused BBQ grills and other clutter. You can reduce an infestation by removing the clutter and keeping things more organized around your home.

Place Garbage Bins Away From The House

Garbage lures rodents from their nests and provides a continuous food source. Always keep your indoor trash bins covered at all times to prevent rodents from sniffing out possible food. Outdoor garbage bins also require lids and should be placed as far away from your home's foundation as possible. The closer the rodents get to your home, the more likely they'll find ways to get inside and to cause infestation problems down the road.

Eliminate Rodents With Professional Pest Control

You shouldn't take a rodent infestation lightly. Even if you've only seen one mouse, there could be more behind the walls or outside your home trying to get inside. Contact Bill's Home Service to receive your free estimate on our pest control services. Our qualified technicians will inspect your home for rodents and use the appropriate methods to eliminate the infestation. Our staff will also work with you to create a personalized program that keeps rodents out of your home for good.

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