Fall Pest-Proofing Will Keep Mice And Other Rodents From Enjoying Your Home This Winter

10/7/2011


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Each year with the arrival of fall, homeowners throughout Topeka, Junction City and all of Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas begin the annual chore of winterizing their homes. With so much to be done: cleaning your gutters, furnace and chimney as well as hanging storm windows and draining the gas from the lawnmower, it is easy to see why so many people forget one of the most important home winterizations, pest-proofing to keep your home free of mice, rats and other rodents. Schendel Pest Services, a longtime Kansas pest control company would like to offer homeowners, who are getting ready to prepare their home for winter, a few tips on how they can keep mice and other rodents from making your home theirs.

  • Mice can fit through a hole no bigger than the tip of your pinkie so seal any cracks and crevices around your home, don’t forget your foundation and around pipes and utility wires

  • Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back away from your home

  • Mice do not like to walk on uneven terrain so place crushed rock around your foundation

  • Do not provide mice and rats with comfy accommodations; store boxes and other containers off the floor and keep undisturbed areas neat and organized

  • Properly seal any leaks in and around your home so rodents do not have access to water

  • Keep people and pet food properly stored in glass or hard plastic, sealing containers

If you are unfortunate enough to have already noticed the signs of mice infestations, which may include chewed electrical wires, gnaw marks on wood surfaces and droppings in your cupboards or pantries, or if you want to be proactive at preventing an infestation of mice, rats or other rodents, do not wait and contact Schendel Pest Services today. Our Premium Care home pest control program is the ideal solution for getting rid of mice and other rodents as well as preventing any more from entering your home throughout the cooler months. To contact us, please call {ap_snippet:global-toll-free-tracking-number} or click here.




 

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