How to prevent rodent infestations in the house?

Rodent infestations in your home can cause considerable damage and it can transmit diseases. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to prevent these infestations. In this article, we’ll tell you how to identify a rodent infestation, how to prevent it, and how to treat it if it occurs.

Step 1: Assess potential entry points of rodents

Rodents can enter your home through tiny openings, so it’s important to inspect your home carefully to spot any potential entry points. Rodents can dig holes, gnaw through materials such as wood and rubber to get into your home. Some rodents can end up in the walls of your house!

Step 2: Seal holes and cracks

Once you have identified potential entry points for rodents, it is important to seal them immediately.
Use metal, cement, mortar or other durable materials to seal holes and cracks.
Make sure the materials you use are strong enough to withstand rodent claws and teeth.

Step 3: Remove food and access to water

Rodents are attracted to food and water, so it’s important to make them as inaccessible as possible in your home. Keep food in airtight containers and don’t leave food or water lying around within reach (or feet) of rodents.
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Step 4: Avoid providing shelter for rodents

Rodents seek shelter to protect themselves and reproduce, so it is important to keep them away from your home. Move woodpiles, brush, and debris away from your home to eliminate potential rodent shelters. Especially in winter, rodents especially mice, will want to establish themselves warm in your home!

Step 5: Contact a rodent extermination expert near you

Thanks to their expertise, the professional pest control specialists will be able to completely eliminate your rodent problem. They will also make sure that this problem does not happen again. Fortunately, Rive-Nord Extermination covers a large territory on the north shore and the south shore of Montreal!

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