What is rodent exclusion?
If you’ve ever had a rat or mouse infestation, you know how hard it can be to get rid of these pests once they’ve invaded your space. That’s why rodent prevention is so important! By keeping unwanted critters from getting into your home or business in the first place, you can spare yourself the headache of treating an infestation. Some common rodent prevention techniques include:
- Cleaning up your landscape
- Installing dryer vents and door sweeps
- Sealing any potential entry holes
- Putting on chimney caps
Why is Rodent Exclusion So Important?
Nobody wants rats or mice in their home. Not only are they creepy, but they’re capable of causing serious harm to your health or property. And, they’re incredibly difficult to get rid of. Rather than waiting until you have an infestation to start rodent control, investing in continuous preventative measures can help safeguard your property long-term. Rodent exclusion is also typically much cheaper and faster, making it a valuable use of your time and effort.
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How to Prevent Rodents
The entire goal of rodent prevention is to make it difficult for rats and mice to access your space. But, since each property is different, the most effective ways to keep rodents away will be unique to your needs. However, it’s still helpful to know about some of the most effective rodent exclusion tactics:
- Storing food in airtight containers
- Disposing of trash in lidded bins
- Replacing damaged insulation
- Keeping your property neat and tidy
- Replacing broken door or window screens
- Repairing any exterior cracks or gaps
- Installing barriers such as dryer vents
Benefits of Professional Rodent Exclusion
Preventing rats and mice can feel like a full-time job, especially if you have a large property or lots of vulnerable areas. Partnering with a licensed professional will not only save you time but also give you lasting peace of mind. Pest control technicians are experts in rodent biology and behavior, and they use that information to create custom treatment plans that provide year-round protection from infestations. If you want to learn more about how professional rodent prevention can help safeguard your property, call the experts at Suburban Exterminating today!