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Rodent-Proofing Your Home for Winter

Sep 23, 2019 | EcoArmor

Colorful leaves and football season means that Fall is in the air. Here in Texas, the temperature is finally starting to cool off a little, and it is the perfect time to tidy up the yard and prepare for winter. Rodents are also preparing for winter by storing food and finding a warm, safe place to live. If you do not want rodents to spend the winter in your home or business, now is the best time to rodent-proof your home. 

 

Rodent-Proofing Tips for Inside Your Home

  • Keep your home as clean as possible
  • Vacuum and sweep often to remove crumbs
  • Wipe up spills immediately
  • Store food properly in sealed containers
  • Wash dishes as soon as possible
  • Take out the trash regularly
  • Store pet food in sealed containers
  • Declutter your home
  • Use plastic bins for storage, rather than cardboard boxes
  • Try to keep storage boxes off the ground 
  • Get rid of excess moisture by fixing leaks, using exhaust fans, or dehumidifying 
  • Keep your garage doors closed, especially at night

 

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Rodent-Proofing Tips for Outside Your Home

  • Seal all entry points: fill cracks and gaps on the exterior of your home, repair or install window screens, add a chimney cap, install a door sweep
  • Keep firewood off the ground and away from the house
  • Trim branches and other vegetation that is touching your home
  • Pull weeds and dispose of them
  • Rake leaves and get rid of leaf litter
  • Keep trash cans away from your home, and make sure that they seal tightly
  • Take down bird feeders or move them away from your home
  • Do not leave pet food out overnight
  • Fix leaky pipes and faucets to prevent extra moisture

 

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Anna, TX Rodent Control

If you are dealing with rats, mice, squirrels, or other rodents, call the experts at EcoArmor Pest Defense. As a veteran owned and operated company, you can expect honest, professional, and quality service every time. For rodent control in Anna, TX, contact EcoArmor Pest Defense today!

“Jordan is a consummate professional. We had gone to Florida for an extended weekend and had some ant setup residency while we were gone. Jordan was out the following Thursday morning and by the time I had gotten home from work, the ants had been evicted. Extremely satisfied with my results! Ask for Jordan.”

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