It won’t be long before summer seems like a distant memory which means that rodents are likely to become even more of a problem in the upcoming months. That’s right, with fall almost on our doorstep, homeowners in St. Louis and through Missouri are likely to see the shift in weather and seasons result in a mouse in the house or other rodents trying to gain access. You may already be noticing mice but even if you have not identified any signs of rodents yet, they are coming!
The best weapon in defense to rodent infestations is to pest proof your home or business. If they cannot get inside in the first place, they will find sources of harborage and food elsewhere. The trouble is that many homes and businesses are like an open gate, providing all the things necessary for rodents to thrive: food, water, and shelter.
To prevent the arrival of rodents this fall and winter, Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions, a St. Louis pest control company would like to offer some ways to pest proof your home or business:
Seal off any cracks on the exterior of your home including the foundation, doors and windows.
Cover chimneys and vent openings with pest proof screens.
Make sure that any windows or doors that are going to be open are secured with a screen and keep garage doors closed when not in use.
Take the trash out regularly and keep it stored in bins with secure lids.
Remove clutter from the inside to prevent hiding spots for mice and rats.
Keep food stored in airtight containers and wipe up crumbs and spills immediately.
These simple steps will really decrease the chances of mice and rats overwintering in your home or place of business this year. Not only are rodents a scary sight but they are dangerous to have due to the spread of disease, contamination of surfaces, and structural damages that result in them taking over.
For homes and businesses in St. Louis and surrounding Mid-Missouri, if you would like more information on pest proofing your home or business, or if you have identified rodents already, then please contact us today at Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions. Our pest control services for homes as well as our business solutions will not only get rid of any existing rodent infestations but also prevent the threat of future encounters.