3 Things that Attract Rodents to Your Home

Rats, mice, and other rodents are pests you definitely don’t want in your home. Not only do they damage drywall, insulation, and electrical wires, rodents can also carry several dangerous, transmittable diseases. To keep rodents out of your home, it’s important to implement preventative pest control measures, as well as do away with items or practices that may attract rodents to your home in the first place. Discover these three things that attract rodents to your home.

1. Dirty Garbage Disposal/Sink Area

A dirty garbage disposal or dirty dishes left sitting in the sink is an invitation for rodents to enter your home, as leftover scraps of food make for an excellent meal. To help keep your kitchen clear of rodents and other pests, be sure to wash dirty dishes after meals and ensure your garbage disposal is working properly and thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.

2. Open Trash Cans/Food Items

It’s no surprise that food not properly stored or food scraps in trash cans can attract rodents. If you have any leftovers in your refrigerator, ensure they are tightly sealed before storing them. Also, ensure garbage is properly sealed and stored in closed containers to prevent rodent infestation.

3. Indoor/Outdoor Pets

Indoor and outdoor pets can also bring rodents into your home. Not only do dogs and cats often find and catch live rodents and bring them inside, their food can also be a major attraction for rodents. To prevent a rodent infestation, monitor your pets when they come inside and keep their food properly stored.

How to Prevent Rodents from Entering Your Home

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Understanding what rodents like and why they might be attracted to your home will help reduce the chances of an infestation. To take the most effective preventative measures against rodents, contact us today to learn more about our pest control products!