General Pest Control: Rodent Infestations in Your Home

One of the biggest concerns for local homeowners is how to prevent rodents from getting indoors. In most cases, you may not recognize rodent entry points until an infestation occurs. Rodents enter homes through cracks and holes that can be found in foundations, walls, and floors. Rodent body shapes make it easy for the creatures to fit through extremely small holes.

Eliminate Every Possible Rodent Entry Point
It’s imperative that you eliminate every possible entry point a rodent can invade for truly effective rodent control. Cracks and holes in the house foundation, floors, and walls aren’t the only entry points for these pests. Rodents will also enter homes through window gaps, holes in ceilings, attics, sinks, and bathtub drains. These stubborn, hairy little creatures have even been known to enter homes through sewer, plumbing, and gas lines.

Remove Rodent Temptations to Prevent Infestation.
When temperatures drop, infestation rates rise. Rodents enter homes and work places to escape the chilly winter weather and stock up on necessary supplies like food and water. If you make your home less hospitable, your chances of infestation are lowered considerably. This means storing trash in sealed containers and keeping food and standing water from rodents and other pests.