The last thing that any homeowner wants to deal with is an unwanted infestation of pests inside the house. Whether the uninvited guests are ants, roaches, mice or something else, it is important to take action as quickly as possible to get rid of the pests and prevent a recurrence. Our team at Green Guard Pest Control offers these tips on how to proof your home for rodents.

Stay on Top of House Cleaning
Pests just love to have an easy source of food and water. A few crumbs on the floor or counter tops may seem like nothing to you, but they are a feast to bugs and mice. Take a few moments each day to clean up after cooking and eating. Sweep the floor and dispose of household trash daily. You’ll also need to take stock of your property and eliminate places where rodents and insects feed and nest.

Eliminate Access
A mouse only needs an opening the size of a dime to squeeze into the home while a rat just needs a hole the size of a quarter to gain entrance into your living space. Ants and roaches just need a slim crack or gap between the walls, doors or windows to get inside. Seal up these cracks with caulk, steel wool or mortar to prevent pests from getting inside your house.

Professional Pest Control Services
Don’t hesitate to schedule in-home professional pest control services for guidance on how to proof your home for rodents, including identifying and eliminating access points. Mice and rats carry diseases that can cause serious illness in people. Roaches and other insects can worsen allergy and asthma symptoms in people affected by those respiratory conditions.

To schedule pest control services for the home, contact us at Green Guard Pest Control any time.