As the weather gets warmer and animal populations begin to increase, you could find yourself with some unwanted house guests. No one wants rodents in their house. If you want to prevent pests from getting into your house this spring, here are a few tips you should try.
Pest are opportunistic. They are looking for a warm, dry place with a ready supply of food. They can find warm dry places anywhere. A food supply is more difficult to come by. If you do not want to find mice in your house, do not invite them. Clean up crumbs. Keep food packaged properly and put away when not in use. Have a solid trash can and take out the trash regularly. If there is no food, there is nothing to attract them.
In order for mice to get into your house, there has to be an entry point. If you notice gaps around the exterior of your house-- in the siding, foundation or around windows or doors-- you must fix those immediately. Also, do not store wood or have outdoor shelving right up against the house. These places give pests somewhere to hide close to your house. They also provide a bridge into your home. For example, if there was a gap around a window, your wood pile would provide a way to reach that window.
If you want to prevent mice and other rodents from entering your home, hire a security force. In most cases this means getting a cat. The right breed of dog may be able to do the same job. There are certain breeds of dog that were bred specifically to hunt small animals. The point is, a pest is not going to live where there is a larger creature ready to dispose of it. If you are allergic to animals, you might consider hiring a pest service like Greenleaf Organic Pest Management. As long as you are taking steps to make your home less hospitable to pests, they are less likely to be a problem for you.
If you do not want mice and other rodents to enter your home, now is the time to be proactive. Take some preventative measures to ensure that your home remains pest free. These easy tips can help you protect your home against pests and save you tons of worry later on.