While many of us will open the doors to family and friends this holiday season, we might not realize we may also be welcoming rodents into our homes.
As the temperatures begin to cool off, rats and mice seek shelter in warm and comfortable places, such as your home. These furry creatures can squeeze their way into your home through dime-sized openings in attics, crawl spaces and dryer vents.
What’s worse is that rodents can be hazardous to your health. Rats and mice are capable of carrying a variety of disease-causing bacteria. They spread germs through urine, droppings, and hair particles left throughout homes.
- Seal off openings around pipes with sheet metal or concrete.
- Block all possible rodent entry points such as the bottom of doors, pipe entry holes, ventilation pipes, roof vents and eave vents.
- Pick up any trash or debris around the outside of your home that could provide a shelter for rodents.
- Rodents are always on the lookout for food. Keep garbage cans sealed and eliminate any areas of standing water. Do not leave open food items out including pet food.
Don’t let uninvited pests into your home this holiday season. Contact the experts at Massey Services for a free pest inspection.