Pest prevention tips for Autumn
Here we offer a few tips for how you can prevent rodents from entering your business:
Seal up cracks and holes in the roof
For rat prevention, it is essential that you keep the roof area dry and seal off all access points; damaged tin or tiles should be replaced to make sure that rodents never get a foothold within your roof area.
Ensure all windows and doors have screens
By having screens on your windows and doors you will stop insects from entering your home but will still allow airflow through the building. A good tip for mouse prevention is to ensure doors have quality functioning door sweeps on them to seal the large gaps at the bottom.
Ensure storerooms are tidy and clean
Rodents like rats and mice love to use shredded paper and cardboard for nesting. Rodents and stored product pests will indiscriminately rummage and chew through everything in the storage room. If these rooms are kept tidy and clean and soft package foods kept in tamper-proof containers, it will help to stop rodents and insects from invading.
Keep stacked firewood far away from the home or business
Autumn is the time when people start collecting firewood, ready for the colder months approaching. Storing wood is a welcoming sign for all sorts of pests from snakes, mice, and even termites. If the wood is exposed to rain, it will retain the moisture and become a perfect home for plenty of problem rodents and insects. Stacking firewood 20 feet away from your home will help to keep the gnawers far away from your building.
Keep food away and leave no scraps
Mice and all other pests will continue to invade and settle in if there is a continuous supply of food. Put all food in your business or home inside airtight containers and don’t leave scraps on plates in the sink. Ensure you rinse the food off plates, tables, and the floor to ensure there are no snacks waiting around. It is best to pick up any food your pets haven’t eaten instead of leaving it sitting in the bowl where rodents will happily feast and come back for more. Following these tips will ensure you are doing everything you can to prevent rats from entering your home.