So, how do you keep from having to call us? You must think prevention. Here are a few tips that will help keep mice and other rodents from coming into your space:
- Make sure all garbage is secured in a metal, secured trash cans. Even plastic cans can be gnawed through by these cheeky pests.
- Secure and seal all holes and gaps that would provide an entryway into your space. Keep in mind that mice and rats are only held back by the size of their skulls. They are excellent squirmers and squeezers. If you have a hole that is bigger than a dime (mouse skull size) or a quarter (rat skull size), than chances are good you will have a problem.
- Keep rodents out of your garden; once the food is gone there, your house becomes next. Many people use fake owls to prevent mice and rats from coming around.
- This should go without saying, but do not leave food lying around, especially overnight. That’s like an invitation to dinner to rodents. This includes your pets’ food as well.
Some steps in pest prevention can go a long way. We hope these are some helpful tips to prepare for the change in season here in Northeast Ohio. As always, if you have a pest problem you cannot control on your own, we are here to help. We have fast and convenient appointment times just a call away 440-635-6564!