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Rodents are the most annoying, yet, resourceful pests that can infiltrate our houses. They cause chaos around the house, spoiling food and breaking many things inside your house. They are also hard to exterminate, because they can hide and even build nests in small areas we won’t be able to reach. Instead of going through the trouble of getting rid of them, it is better to take preventive measures beforehand by following these tips.
Check for holes and gaps in foundation
The foundation of your house may have holes, gaps, and cracks and can act as doors for rodents to enter your house. Once you’ve found them, cover it as soon as you can by using a sturdy material to prevent future break-ins.
Examine doors and windows
Rodents can easily go through small gaps in the doors and windows of your house. Metal kick plates can be used to cover these gaps. Don’t forget to always close your doors and windows when it’s not used, because obviously unmonitored openings are always an opportunity for rodents.
Inspect the roof
Roof is also an easy entrance for rats to wreak havoc in your house. Rodents can easily go through chimneys and gaps in ventilators and shingles, so make sure to cover your chimney with a cap and close those gaps.
Maintain your garden
Rodents may enter or even live in your garden by making tunnels to live in. It is best to keep your garden clean and inspect it time to time to prevent rodents from manifesting.
Secure pipes and wire lines
Install rodent guards in wire lines and valves in pipes to prevent rodents from breaking in through these entrances.
Keep the house tidy and clean
Every animal requires food, water, and shelter in order to thrive, including rodents. Make sure to keep your house clean, free from food leftovers scattered around or placed in an open container. Don’t forget to constantly clean the kitchen and also to get rid of the leftover food of your pet. Get rid of clutters too, don’t let anything pile up as it may become a comfortable living space for rodents and its offsprings.
Seal your trash
Rodents are always attracted to the smell of the trash can, so you need to make sure that you put trash in a sealed container that a rat wouldn’t easily get access to.
Pests can do more damage than you will ever expect. It’s good to be ready for emergencies and potential damages that are out of your budget. At Old Bay Insurance Agency, Inc., we aim to provide comprehensive insurance policies that makes your life easier. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (410) 777-5390. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.