With the cold months upon us, it is quite common to see an increase in rodent activity inside the home. It is a common belief that rat and mice activity is lower during the winter months, but unfortunately these pesky creatures exist all year round! After all, it is only natural for animals to seek warmth in the winter. In order to avoid these unpleasant and unwanted visits, here are a few tips to keep unwanted critters out of your home.
Store food in airtight containers and discard garbage regularly: Keeping food out of the reach of rodents will deter them from staying in your home. If there is no food, the rodents will likely move on.
Keep doors closed at all times: If you have the habit of leaving your door or garage door open, this make for easy access; particularly at night, as rodents are nocturnal creatures.
Screen vents and chimneys: Rodents can access your home through small holes created for running pipes or drains, and they can also squeeze into vents and chimneys.
Seals cracks and holes on the outside of the home: Being the resilient little creatures they are rats and mice will also access cracks and crevices, which occur naturally in the foundation of the home.
If you have any questions, or think you may have a rat or mouse problem, please contact us at: 604.432.9422.