Exterminators Prevent Rodent Problems

Autumn heralds a magical time of the year as leaves turn golden and pumpkin spice fills the air. Yet, as food and shelter get scarce outdoors, rats and mice make a beeline for warm homes. With the really cold weather still a few months away, now is the perfect time for preventative maintenance. Raven Termite and Pest Control, exterminators in Howard County, share some tips for keeping your house free of seasonal invaders.

Rodent Proof the Gaps

Rats and mice can sense warm air escaping from doors and windows and trace it back to its source. Your home.
With their ability to squeeze through tiny gaps, even a small crack in a frame is enough space for them to gain access. Be sure to weatherproof all windows and doors, seal off cracks around ledges and edges and caulk holes along the kitchen and bathroom fixtures.

Gutters and Garbage

Gutters brimming with leaves and stale standing water give pests shelter and a hiding place. As well as making clogs less likely, clearing gutters now means one less corner of your home that rodents find attractive.
Recycling bins near your home and piles of old clutter and debris can provide shelter and food. So, be sure to secure and frequently remove trash and recycling even in colder weather.
If you have a wood stove or fireplace, store firewood well away from your house and bring in only the amount that you will burn quickly. You’d be amazed at what critters can be brought in with the logs.

Stay Ahead of the \”Fall Crawl\” – Exterminators in Howard County

Following the above steps will go a long way toward keeping rats and mice away your home. Unfortunately, sometimes they still slip through.
If you suspect rodents have gotten inside, don’t panic, call exterminators in Howard County like Raven Termite and Pest Control. We’ll get rid of the pests and advise you how to seal up openings, so they don’t come back.
We have a range of flexible service contracts including single visits, monthly and quarterly agreements for whatever your circumstances. We also specialize in protecting your home or business from raccoons, squirrels, birds, bats, and groundhogs. For a free estimate contact us today.

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