How To Keep Rodents Away From Your Home This November

As the colder months approach, rodents and other pests will be looking for new places to move into. You may have survived through summer without infestations, but rodent invasions become extremely common as the weather shifts. Staying informed and prepared is the best way to keep pests away from your home. At Daytons Pest Control, we know that keeping your property safe and clean is of the utmost importance as a homeowner, and we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn more about what draws rodents to your house, and how to stop them from being a threat this November. 

What Draws Rodents In?

When you’re dealing with rodents, it’s important to remember the factors that play into their survival. Once you identify these factors, it becomes easy to target and eliminate what draws rodents into your home. Luckily, breaking down what rodents are looking for in a potential living space is quite simple. Rodents are looking for three main things when scouting for a place to squat: food, water, and shelter. Keep in mind that rodents are scavengers and will eat anything to stay alive. They also have very unique tactics for infiltrating home structures and making nests inside your property. Not only does your home provide a constant source of warmth for rats and mice, it also offers protection from any predators that might be looking for a furry snack. Unfortunately, your house is the perfect spot for rodents to camp out during the cold months. 

What Drives Rodents Out?

Especially in November, with Thanksgiving on the way, it’s of vital importance that you keep food sealed and stored in a safe place. Leaving food exposed and out in the open is an invitation for rodents to come inside and have a Thanksgiving meal of their own. If you have pets, make sure that their kibble is sealed up and contained in such a way, it cannot be easily accessed by vermin. 

Be sure to check your house for leaks and any spots that may have standing water in them. Leaks and puddles are prime watering holes for rats and can draw their brood in very quickly. Clean up any spills that may happen around the dinner table immediately, and again, if you have pets, make sure their water bowl is not spilling or left out overnight. 

There’s no getting around the fact that you need to keep your home warm in the fall months. Your house will always offer rodents warmth, but there’s a lot you can do to limit their access points into your home. Make sure any cracks or splits in the exterior of your home are sealed and filled, and ensure that your windows stay closed at all times. Clear out any piles of leaves that may be in your yard, and trim back any vegetation that grows near the walls of your home. Keep the interior of your property clutter-free so that rodents cannot make homes in piles of clothing or garbage. 

If you have a rodent problem or suspect pests in your home, don’t hesitate to ask for help. We have a team of highly-trained professionals that are ready to handle your pest problems with efficiency and expertise. Don’t wait any longer – contact Daytons Pest Control today to get the results that you need!