simple and effective ways to prevent a rat infestation

Simple and Effective Ways to Prevent a Rat Infestation

No home or business owner wants to deal with a rat problem. In most cases, however, rat problems occur from negligence. There are some simple ways to keep these unwanted rodents out of your house and not have to end up having to hire a rat exterminator in the first place.

The easiest way to prevent a rat infestation is to make sure there is no easy way for them to enter your home. Any cracks or holes in the walls of your house are all easy ways for rodents to make your house their new home. Sealing cracks and holes with metal, cement, or caulk is effective in keeping rodents out of your dwelling. If rats don’t have an easy entryway into your house, then half the battle is already won.

Along with cracks and holes make sure that there are no gaps in your window or door seals, as rats often use these tiny access points to gain entry into your home. There are electronic devices sold today that can help deter rats from coming into your home. These devices can be plugged in to an electric outlet, and emit a high-frequency sound that is only audible to rodents. Since rats don’t like this noise it not only discourages them from infesting your home, but also from entering it at all.

The most important way to keep rats from infesting your home is to keep all food in containers that don’t allow rats any access. Placing your food in airtight containers that are made of plastic or glass will prevent rodents from getting in to it. Rats have an amazing sense of smell and by storing food in airtight containers you reduce the risk of rats sniffing out all of the food in your pantry. Keeping all food waste and trash out of the house is another simple way to keep rodents from overtaking your home. Using all of these easy tips will prevent a rat infestation, and help keep your family safe. If the problem persists, you can contact us for pest control services.