Common Types of Invading Rodents and How to Protect Your Home
Mice, rats, and squirrels are some of the most common types of rodents that invade homes. These little creatures can cause a lot of damage, not to mention they can be a real nuisance. In this blog post, we will discuss how to protect your home from these pesky critters. We will also provide tips on how to identify which type of rodent is invading your home so that you can take the necessary steps to get rid of them.
Common types of invading rodents:
Mice are the most common type of rodent that invades homes. They can fit through very small spaces, so they often find their way into homes through cracks in the walls or foundations, and even through holes in the roof or ceilings. Mice can also squeeze through doorways and windows if they are not properly sealed.
Rats are similar to mice in that they can also fit through very small spaces. However, rats are larger than mice and they have a distinctive tail.
Squirrels are also similar to mice in that they can fit through small spaces, but they are much larger than mice. Squirrels often enter homes through chimneys or roof vents.
Rodent prevention tips:
There are a few things you can do to prevent rodents from entering your home in the first place. First, make sure that your home is properly sealed. This includes sealing doorways and windows, repairing any holes in the walls or foundation, and installing weatherstripping around doors and windows. You should also remove any food sources that they could be using, such as garbage cans or pet food. Finally, you can use traps or poison baits to kill the rodents before they have a chance to enter your home.
Here are eight steps you can take to keep these rodents out of your home:
- Fill holes, cracks, and gaps.
- Don’t feed them.
- Remove their habitat.
- Trim trees, shrubs, and limbs back four feet from your home.
- Set traps inside.
- Use baits and poisons outside.
- Check your neighborhood.
- Call Pest Bros.
How to get rid of pesty invaders:
If you suspect that you have a rodent problem, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them. First, you will want to seal any cracks or openings that they could be using to enter your home. This includes sealing doorways and windows, as well as repairing any holes in the walls or foundation. You will also want to remove any food sources that they could be using, such as garbage cans or pet food. Finally, you may want to set traps or use poison baits to kill the rodents. If you have a severe rodent problem, you may need to call in a professional to help get rid of them.
When to call the pros:
If you follow these tips, you should be able to get rid of any rodents that are currently in your home, and you can prevent them from entering in the future. Rodents can cause a lot of damage to your home, so it is important to take the necessary steps to get rid of them.
If you have any questions, or if you need help getting rid of rodents, please contact us. We will be able to help you get rid of your rodent problem quickly and efficiently.