4 Practical Pest Control Tips for Homeowners

Destructive pests such as squirrels, mice, opossums, raccoons, rats and other wildlife can wreak havoc on your home. If not properly prevented, these critters can damage property and equipment, leading to costly repairs. To help keep rodents and other pests away from your home, consider implementing the following practical pest control tips.

1. Seal All Cracks and Openings in Your Home

Small animals, especially rodents, can enter your home through cracks and small openings in the foundation, siding joints, windows and window wells, and pipes leading to your home's interior. Sealing any cracks and openings can help prevent these pests from entering your home.

2. Conduct Thorough Clean-Ups Around Your Home

In order to prevent pests from gathering in your home, ensure your home is cleaned regularly. Spilled beverages, food left out, full trash cans, and other messes and debris around your home can attract pests looking for food or a place to nest. Conducting thorough clean-ups is an easy way to prevent pests from finding solace within your home.

3. Avoid Leaving Pet Food and Water Outdoors

Most pet food and water attract rodents and other wildlife to your homes. To prevent pests from gathering near your home, avoid leaving pet food and water outside. Instead, store pet food inside your home or garage and leave the food and water bowls indoors.

4. Install Critter Guard’s Pole Guard and Line Guard

Most rodents and small animals use power lines and utility poles to access your roof and enter your home. To prevent these critters from easily accessing your home and causing power disruptions in the process, consider installing our Line Guard and Pole Guard products. At Critter Guard, our pest control products are designed to effectively and humanely keep pests off your property and away from your home.

Contact Critter Guard for Practical Pest Control Solutions

Implementing practical pest control tips and using our humane pest control products are effective ways to secure your home against pests. For more pest control tips, or to learn more about our Line Guard and Pole Guard products, contact us today!