Problems Rodents Can Cause Pets
Not only do rodents cause significant property damage, but they also carry diseases which can be transmitted to your pets, that can become deadly. They also carry fleas and ticks which are easily given to your pets, so it is best to take these rodent control solutions to prevent rodents from nesting in your property.
- Get rid of food and water sources and make sure all your rubbish is in pest-proof containers and sealed with a tight lid. If you have a compost heap, always follow the guidelines for rodent control. If you have fruit trees in your garden, it is best to pick up any fallen fruit to stop pests being attracted to your property. Also if you have outdoor pets, remove their food right after feeding and never leave it outside overnight. Make sure any pet feeders you do have are sealed correctly, and that any spilled food is cleaned often. If you have any plumbing leaks, repair them quickly to remove water sources.
- Seek and eliminate hiding and living places – Keep the perimeter of your home free of stored lumber or junk. Always keep your plants and foliage trimmed back away from the house to stop any easy access to the building. Do not store old cars or furniture outside, as this is a perfect place for rodents to make a nest and multiply, leading to a serious infestation.
- Pest proof your home – Seal all entry points into your home with a strong sealant. This will also prevent insect infestations. Rats can even get into, and make nests in, your roof, so check your property regularly for signs of a rodent infestation. If you are thinking of having a new shed, build it on concrete slabs to stop rodents burrowing in and building a home for themselves inside.
Following these steps are the best ways to prevent rodents infesting your home and garden. If you feel you have already been infested contact our local pest control experts, who will safely eradicate any problems you have.