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5 Tips to Keep Mice and Rats Out of Your New Hampshire Home

Rodents are common pests that New Hampshire homeowners encounter year-round. These pesky critters can wreak havoc on your home by chewing through different materials, including furniture, food packaging, insulation, and even electrical wiring, creating a potential fire hazard. 

Another significant risk associated with these pests is that they are vectors for various life-threatening diseases and infections. These include hantavirus, tularemia, leptospirosis, lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV), and salmonella. Consuming food contaminated by rodent droppings and urine puts you and your family at risk of contracting these harmful diseases. 

If DIY techniques fail to yield the desired results, hiring a professional pest control service becomes indispensable for the ultimate protection against these troublesome pests. If that is the case, call Identify Pest Control today and get rid of your rodent problem for good!

5 Tips to Keep Mice and Rats Out

So, how do you stop rodents from entering your New Hampshire home? The following are 5 rodent control tips to help prevent rodents in the home and reclaim your space:

Tip 1: Search for and Seal Up Entry Points

Rodents can fit through tiny holes and gain access to your home. Accordingly, it is essential to seal potential entry points that provide a way inside using materials like silicone caulk, steel wool, wire mesh, weather stripping, etc. 

These include gaps and cracks in your foundation, openings around piping and utility lines, poorly sealed window frames, gaps under doors, and roof vents.

Tip 2: Trim Down Tree Branches Away From Your Roof

Rodents are excellent climbers, which means they can scale tree branches. The roof rat derives its name from its impressive climbing ability. Overhanging tree branches can provide these pests with a safe travel route to your roof, allowing them to enter your home through the attic.

Accordingly, pruning back tree branches and limbs away from your roof line will ensure that rodents are unable to gain entry into your home by hopping onto your roof.

Tip 3: Maintain Cleanliness

A dirty house with piles of trash and a safe place to hide is a welcome sign for rodents. Maintain cleanliness by disposing of garbage time and keeping garbage bins sealed with tight-fitting lids. That will prevent the odor from escaping and limit access to it. Declutter your home to eliminate hiding spots by removing piles of paper products, garbage, or unused linen items.

Tip 4: Eliminate Potential Food Sources

There is nothing more inviting to rodents than a home with readily available food sources or a constant food supply. Clean up spills and crumbs immediately, and ensure to store all leftover or dry foods in the refrigerator and airtight containers to prevent mice and rats from chewing through them. Empty the pet food bowls, and do not leave them in the open all day long.

Tip 5: Get a Cat

Owning a cat is a viable way to keep your home rodent-free. Not only do these felines act as excellent deterrents due to their scent that repels rodents, but detect and actively hunt down pests using their superior sense of smell. 

Plus point in owning a cat? You have a new companion in your life that gives you lots of unconditional love.

Mice and Rat Problem? We Can Help!

From gnawing through your household materials, insulation, and electrical wiring to defecating on food items and exposing you to the risk of deadly diseases, there should be zero tolerance for rodents in your New Hampshire home. Identify Pest Control has been providing prompt and dependable pest control & extermination services for more than three decades, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Rest assured, if the problem arises again, we will return and treat it without additional charges.

We have over 200 five-star reviews, which speaks volumes about our high-quality pest control services and the trust our clients place in us. Call us today to get rid of your rodent problems and enjoy a safe and healthy living space once again!

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