Winterizing Your Home Against Rodents

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Mice, rats, chipmunks, and squirrels invading your home?

As winter approaches, you begin taking the necessary steps to protect your home. Cold weather, rain, and snow can bring several threats to your house and yard. Between freezing hoses and water lines, drafty windows and doors, and protecting against potential flooding, you have a lot to accomplish as winter sets in.

Aside from the necessary tasks to protect your home against the severe weather winter brings, have you taken time to guard your home against rodents? Rodents are often looking for a warm place to hang out for the winter, and your house may be the one they are looking for!

The winter weather can drive unwanted pests into your home as they look for a reprieve from the harsh elements. House mice, rats, and other rodents can enter your home and get cozy, much to your dismay.

Taking care to winterize your home against rodents can help keep them outside where they belong. If you are looking for some ideas beyond this list, contact Environmental Pest Management to inquire about their services.

Protect Your Home

There are several ways to guard your home against unwanted pests, such as house mice and rats. Being proactive can help prevent rat nests, infestations, or even the occasional visitor passing through. No one wants to see mice scurrying through their living room, hear gnawing sounds coming from their walls, or find droppings in their cabinets and drawers. Follow these simple steps to prevent rodents in your home this winter.

Keep a Clean House

While rodents can enter even the cleanest of homes, if you keep your house clean, they will be less likely to come in and stay. Package all of your food in sealable containers to keep food sources unavailable for your unwanted guests.

Clean up food-related messes right away to avoid leaving crumbs and scraps for rodents to find — even under your stove or your refrigerator. Keeping your house free from messes, especially food-related messes, will keep rodents at bay.

Also Read: 3 Proven Ways to Get Rid of Mice Fast

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Seal the Entrances

Ensuring your doors and windows are sealed will keep your home warmer and also prevent rodents from being able to enter. Aside from doors and windows, check your home for any cracks in the walls, floors, or siding. If you can identify and repair them, you will be ready when winter sets in.

Eliminate Water Sources

Rodents need water to survive, and without it, your home won’t be as comfortable to them. If you have any leaks in your home, be sure to repair them.

Check your home for leaking pipes, roof, or gutters. Fixing these areas will reduce standing water in, or around, your home that could be a source of water for these critters.

Insulate Your Home with T.A.P.

If you are looking for another way to prevent unwanted pests this winter, T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation is an effective and environmentally conscientious way to do so. Not only is this insulation thermally and acoustically superior to other types of insulation, but it also provides a long-term approach to preventing unwanted insects and rodents.

T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation is blown on top of existing insulation in your home, filling in empty spaces. Made from recycled paper, it will help keep your home warmer or cooler as the season dictates. This environmentally-friendly product is an efficient way to prevent pests and insulate your home at the same time.

Also Read: The Best Ways to Get Rid of Mice this Spring

Insulating with T.A.P. is a great way to prevent house mice, rats, and countless other insects and pests. The environmentally-safe, EPA-registered insulation will give you peace of mind knowing it is a safe pest-control option.

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Know The Signs

If perhaps you got a late start winterizing your home and you are worried about rodents, look for signs they may be inside your home. Have you seen mouse droppings or gnaw marks in your home? Odor, footprints, and damaged items can also be signs that rodents are using your house as their home.

If house mice are living inside, or you discover a rat nest, don’t panic. You can take steps to remove them from your home, and still winterize to prevent further invasion.

Traps and Baits

Traps or bait can be an effective way to eliminate rodents from your home. However, when using these products, safety is a vital consideration. If you have kids or pets, be very cautious about where you place traps, and whether or not you want to use poison of any type.

Keeping household members and pets safe while catching these unwanted pests is a priority, so ensure that the traps are out of reach of children or pets, and safely contain the bait in a bait station.

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Call the Professionals

If winterizing your house seems like a daunting task, or you’re already dealing with mice in your home, it may be time to consult the professionals. Environmental Pest Management will create a personalized plan for your home that’s safe, effective, and environmentally conscientious.

Also Read: What’s The Best Method of Pest Control for Apartments?

Environmental Pest Management will focus on the outside of your home and how to prevent pests from entering. They will also create a safe plan for the interior of your home regarding proper placement of traps and how to monitor them.

T.A.P. Pest Control Insulation is also one of their specialties. Not only will they install the insulation, but they can also remove any soiled or damaged insulation. They will then sanitize your attic before laying the new T.A.P. insulation for you.

Stop worrying about how you’ll handle any unwanted pests this winter, and contact Environmental Pest Management for a free inspection today. They will assess your home and put together the right plan for you, always with safety and environmentally friendly practices in mind.

You’ll love the peace of mind that comes with their services, and appreciate their commitment to the environment.

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