Prevention is the best medicine, and this rings true for many topics. One of those especially being the infestation of rodents in the home. Even after their removal, the damage all those gnawing little teeth will cause in the unseen places in your household will not be so easily reversed. For this reason, it's best to take precautions to prevent the infestation from happening to begin with.
Not only are they unsightly, but rodents can be the culprit of electrical fires within the home if they chew threw the home's wiring. To help prevent a rodent from sheltering in your home, abide by these tips;
- Store foods in sealed, air-tight containers.
- Practice basic hygiene and keep your home free of food scraps and crumbs.
- Take out the trash on a regular basis.
- Repair damaged screens and doors promptly.
- Trim shrubbery back away from windows and the perimeter of the home.
- Store firewood at least twenty feet away from the home.
- Install screens on any exhaust vents open to the outside.
- Replace any loose or damaged weather stripping or mortar around windows or foundation.
- Inspect any boxes or bags which were stored for long periods before bringing them into the home.
By following these general guidelines, you can help prevent a wayward rodent from deciding that your home would be an excellent place to set up shop.
Now, if you suspect your home is already infested, it is recommended to not try to remedy the problem on your own. Sure you can purchase snap-traps and other things to solve the immediate problem, but the heart of the matter will lie in a place you cannot get to. To resolve an infestation, the nest must be found and destroyed, and then prevent from reforming. Don't try to fix it with Band-Aid solutions, call a professional. They can come in and assess the extent of the infestation, and know the best course of action to take. A professional exterminator will help you resolve your mouse control problem quickly and efficiently, so you can regain your peace of mind.