1. Block Entry Points
If you happen to notice any holes on the interior or exterior of your home, we recommend calling a trained technician to assess the entry points, as proper precautions must be taken in order to avoid diseases that rodent infestations can leave behind. Often, pest technicians will permanently block (or seal off) these holes with sealant or steel wool. Mice and Rats are unable to chew through steel wool without causing themselves harm, and airflow can still travel through important exhaust ducts.
3. Eliminate Food Source
Like all living things, mice and rats require a food source to avoid starvation. Rodents consume expired food, pet food or rodent-free, and foods that we consider to be delicious. Avoid rodents feeding off your garbage. It is recommended to place lids on top of your garbage cans, and to make sure there is not any loose garbage near you. Another way to avoid rodents is to store your foods in glass containers with a sealable lid. Doing this will help to ensure that rodents are not getting into your dry foods.