Learn how to keep rodents out of your Tennessee home with Johnson Pest Control

If you want to avoid the frustration of a rodent infestation, it’s crucial to learn how to keep them out of your property. Just as with any type of pest, the best form of rodent control is prevention! Besides being unpleasant, rodents can be carriers of a variety of diseases, their droppings can pose serious health hazards, and the property damage they cause is typically costly. Because of this, it’s important to stay on top of preventative methods to keep rodents out.

What attracts rodents inside?

Unfortunately, rodents are determined and are able to get inside of buildings easier than you think. Some mice can squeeze through holes that are no bigger than the size of a dime! Most rats and mice find their way indoors through cracks or crevices in the foundation, or in openings where pipes and wires are fed indoors. Once indoors, rats and mice are commonly found hiding in walls, attics, basements, and other dark, clutter-filed areas.

4 ways to prevent rats and mice

To keep mice and rats outdoors, there are a number of things you should do:

  1. Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool, expanding-foam insulation, or another product.
  2. Always store food in airtight containers and keep tight lids on garbage cans.
  3. Avoid letting your basements, attics, and crawl spaces fill with debris or harbor excess moisture.
  4. Place screens over vents and chimney openings. Repair damaged screens on doors and windows.

Professional rat extermination

When it comes to controlling rodents, DIY solutions or all-natural remedies won’t cut it. They can be elusive and dangerous, which is why removing them requires the expertise of a professional. The rat and mouse exterminators at Johnson Pest Control will thoroughly inspect your property before controlling your rodent problem, for good. Call us today!

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