Minneapolis, MN – Control and Eliminate Mice and Rodents
To stop mice and rats from taking up residence in your home, reduce rodent-appealing elements from and around your home. Implement the following tips to guard your home from the furry pests this winter:
- Seal any holes and gaps in floors, walls and ceilings with weather-resistant sealant, and install kick plates or sheet metal under exterior doors. Mice can squeeze through holes the size of the inside circle of a small coin, while rats can enter through openings the size of the outer circle of the coin.
- Trim and prune trees, shrubs or other plants that touch the exterior of the home and may provide rodents with access.
- Store firewood away from the house and more than 30 centimeters off the ground to minimize potential nesting sites.
- Keep food sources, including pet food and garbage, in tightly sealed containers. Do not leave dirty dishes out overnight.
If you notice droppings or signs of a rodent infestation around the house, contact a licensed pest control company to help identify the culprit and quickly eliminate the infestation.