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Rodents have been plaguing humans and invading homes for centuries. Once inside your home, rodents like mice and rats are known to cause many problems. These furry intruders are carriers of diseases, creating serious health hazards. Rodents will chew on wires, creating fire hazards as well as nesting in attics and insulation, causing damage and leading to costly repairs.
The most effective method of rodent control is exclusion and preventing them from entering your home in the first place. Partnering with a trusted rodent extermination and exclusion company like AAI Pest will ensure you will not see one of these sneaky rodents scurrying across your floor.
Why Do I Have Rodents in My Home?
Like most pests, rodents enter your home in search of food and shelter. Rats and mice are often attracted to homes with abundant hiding spots and food sources. Some steps you can take to make your home less attractive to rodents include:
- Keep kitchen tidy and quickly clean any food messes.
- Store food in airtight, rodent-proof containers.
- Clean any clutter around your home.
- Seal the exterior of your home with rodent exclusion measures.
What is Rodent Exclusion and Why is it Important?
Rodents are known for their flexible bodies that allow them to squeeze through the smallest gaps or holes to enter your home. Some mice have been known to fit through holes as small as a dime! Rodent exclusion is the process of ensuring your home is properly sealed against rodents, preventing them from entering your home. They can exploit vulnerabilities in worn siding and openings around pipes, vent chimneys, and wires. Sealing rodent entry points around the exterior of your home will deter these furry pests from disrupting your home.
Keeping Rodents Out of Your Home
The most reliable form of rodent prevention is exclusion. Regularly inspecting your property for signs of rodents and partnering with exclusion experts to seal openings, repair damages, and fortify vulnerable areas is key to preventing rodents from invading your home. Areas such as vents, chimneys, and crawlspaces are typical spots where rodents infiltrate your home. Securing these areas with mesh screens, sealing foundation cracks, and addressing other potential access points will help deter rodents.
AAI Pest’s skilled technicians will inspect your home, identifying and sealing any weaknesses or vulnerabilities to prevent rodents and keep your home safe.