Early Rodent Prevention Essentials for Streator Homeowners

Rat crawling in a dark basement hallway with rusted pipes.

We’ve finally reached the end of summer here in Streator County: the air is cooling, the leaves are changing, and rats and mice everywhere are starting to invade homes. 

Rodents become a problem again as the weather cools. Dropping temperatures push mice and rats to seek shelter from the coming cold in any warm location they can find. Oftentimes, this means a basement, garage, attic, or another place inside a home that offer protection and solitude for rodents and their large families. Rodents can evade detection for months, only becoming noticeable after their numbers have swelled. 

The best method of avoiding a potential infestation is to begin proofing your home before winter weather extremes get here. With proper prevention measures in place, you can take steps towards warding off the threat of rodent invasion during the fall season and beyond. 

Reduce the Rodents 

If you’re looking to put precautionary systems in place against rodents, you need to start thinking as rodents do. 

  • Mice can squeeze through cracks as small as a dime. Inspect the walls, foundation, and roofing for signs of breakage or tearing. Fixing small things now can prevent bigger issues in the future. 

  • If you don’t already own one, consider purchasing a chimney cap to keep more nimble rodents like squirrels out of your chimney.  

  • Rodents have a bad habit of following their nose. Make sure food sources are properly sealed in containers, and that trash is disposed of in a designated bin as soon as possible. Regularly sweeping, vacuuming, and otherwise cleaning up counter spaces will help lower your risk of a rodent infestation. 

  • Check for other types of infestation. Bugs will attract omnivorous rodents if there is a large quantity of them in your home. 

No matter how much you prepare, understand that rodent infestations can still occur, especially during high-risk periods like the end of summer.  

Do You Need Quik-Kill? 

Rats, mice, and other types of rodent infestations can be nearly impossible to stop without professional intervention. If rodents have started to invade, don’t take chances with the safety of your home, family, and pets. Contact Quik-Kill Pest Exterminators, the pest control company that does more than simply control your pest issues – we eliminate them. 

Our team of knowledgeable professionals will look to identify the cause of your infestation during one of our no-obligation inspections. Your individual needs are important to us, so we’ll work with you to choose a home protection plant that’s right for you. Call today to protect your house from early fall rodent infestations and more!

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