Prevention is a crucial component of keeping your residential, commercial or industrial property in New York City or Long Island pest-free. Rats and mice spread filth and carry disease. Their droppings are a health hazard and their nesting and eating habits can cause structural damage. You can – and should – contact a professional pest control technician like the ones at Magic Exterminating if you’re dealing with something like an infestation of mice. But wouldn’t you rather know how to keep mice away?
Let’s talk about the rodent-proofing you can do around your property in NYC to keep things pest-free.
Rodent Prevention Tips
With diligence and consistency, it’s possible to turn your home or business into a space that is unappealing to mice and rats. To keep away rodents, our top four tips include:
- Sealing cracks and holes around the building, especially where utilities and pipes enter the property. You do this using product like caulk, steel wool, or expanding-foam insulation.
- Storing food in airtight containers and keeping the lids on your garbage cans tightly closed.
- Avoiding extra moisture in small, enclosed areas like attics, basements and crawl spaces
- Placing screens over vents and chimney openings, as well as repairing any damaged screens on doors and windows as soon as you notice them.
These are four of the most common strategies you can use to deter rats and mice from your home. Though, when preventing rodents, it’s important to discover all the ways they can get inside your home in the first place.
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Why You Need Rat Proofing
Like any other pest, rats and mice are always hunting for some kind of food source to sustain them. If they sense your home might be a possible contender, they’ll search the exterior for any cracks, holes, or openings to try and squeeze through. From that point on they will find a place that’s dark and cluttered – like attics, basements, or voids between walls.
It’s easy to do, and it’s even easier to prevent. That’s why Magic Exterminating suggests keeping your home clean and clear of clutter in order to make it less appealing for rodents to nest.
How to Keep Rats Away Long-Term
Don’t get discouraged if you do all this and still end up with a rodent infestation. Rats and mice are smart, and they’ll jump at the first sign of vulnerability that they see. Luckily, at Magic Exterminating we’ve been dealing with rats and mice for over 60 years, and at this point there are few things that can shock us. We can clear a rodent problem of any scope and do it humanely as well as effectively. So to learn more about what we can do to get and keep your property free of rodents and other pests, contact us today!Back to Rodent Exterminators – Rat & Mice Exterminators