How to protect your home against rodents
Once the weather cools down, every mouse and rat tries to find a warmer place with food. Millions of home are infested every year by rodents. These represent a health threat to every home.
Rodents are amazing creatures that present incredible resilience. A rat can drop from 50 feet and jump nearly 36 inches in the air. It can enter holes that are 4 times smaller then their bodies. Rats and mice can also do a lot of damage to your homes. They can chew through lead sheathings, aluminum sheeting, glass, electric wires.
They reproduce very often and can live up to 2 years. They can represent a real problem if they aren’t dealt with.
They carry diseases like plague, typhus and food poisoning. Rodent urine and droppings can contaminate food and liquids.
Here are some tips on how to prevent rodents from getting into your home:
- inspect the interior and exterior of your house. Look for cracks and seal them. Use weather strips on the bottom of your exterior doors.
- cleaning your house, and especially your kitchen will prevent mice from appearing. Store your food in special containers and avoid leaving dishes in the sink for long periods of time. Also keep your garbage in lidded containers.
- Do not store firewood, brick or other objects near your house. Also get rid of any plants that grow near your house.
- if you find mice in your house, immediately call a pest control company.