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How to Keep Rodents Out During the Rainy Season

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February 28, 2018

April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also bring a mouse or rat infestation! These rodents can be a year-long pest problem, but they tend to seek refuge indoors during the rainy months. During wet weather, they will certainly be looking for shelter. Their search may lead them to directly to your home. There are several reasons and ways that rats and mice may enter your home, so as a homeowner, it’s important for you to know how you can avoid it. If pests do find a way into your home when it rains, Boz Pest Control is here to help!

What You Can Do

There are plenty of preventative measures that you can take around your home to make sure that rodents have a hard time making it inside. Before the rain comes, you should make sure to take the following actions in and around your home:

  • Examine your home. Look around for cracks, crevices, or faults where rats or mice could possibly make their way in. Check your foundation, and block any holes with wire mesh or foam. Entry points in your home, like doors and windows, should be able to be sealed properly.
  • Set humane traps. Catch and release traps are available, and are the best choice for most homes. Wire traps or poisons can lead to dead rodents ending up in your walls or inaccessible places. When they start to decompose, it can cause quite an unpleasant odor in your home, as well as a sanitation issue. Poisonous traps can cause sickness in children and pets who may come into contact with it.
  • Seal up any trash outdoors. If rats or mice are passing by, they will surely be attracted to a big pile of trash that you may have outside. Be sure to seal up any bags or barrels you have so they are less likely to mistake it for a tasty treat.
  • Avoid clutter in your home. Clutter makes a cozy nest for rodents. This is especially important for basements or attics – the most likely areas for mice and rats to sneak in. If the clutter is significant enough that you don’t notice right away, you could have a nest in your home in no time.
  • Check your roof. As the rain accumulates in puddles on the ground, rodents may go up to avoid it. It’s important to keep an eye on the condition of your roof to make sure that there’s no spaces or holes for them to make their way through.
  • Stop feeding birds for a while. Rats and mice can quickly intercept bird feed.

When to Call Boz Pest Control

Don’t hesitate to call our team of professionals at the first sign of a problem. Just a few mice or rats can quickly turn into an infestation, so acting early is key. Our trained professionals will be able to locate the source of the problem and deal with it accordingly.

To help keep your home free of pesky rodents when the rain hits, call Boz Pest Control today! 

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