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Rodent Proofing My Louisville Home

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Are you starting to think about buttoning up your home a little better now that the chill has arrived? Well if you are looking to keep warm, you'd better believe that the mice and other rodents that do so well outside during the warm season are frantically looking for whatever food and shelter they can, even if it means sharing it with humans! Don’t get caught off-guard when the weather turns and the rodent threat increases. Follow these tips on how to rodent-proof your home in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Use heavy-duty screens behind the attic and chimney vents.
  • Seal off all small openings around your foundation and exterior walls with caulk.
  • Close off utility area gaps with steel wool and caulk.
  • Store food in sturdy containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Do not stack firewood near your home.
  • Inspect boxes and other items you bring outdoors.
  • Keep pet food stored securely in bins.
  • Empty your trash regularly.

These tips may help you keep rodents at bay or at least discourage them from invading your home. But, in the long run, you may still encounter rodent problems. They can gain access to your home through very small openings, and if they are desperate enough, they will gnaw and scratch their way in. Once inside your home, they are a health hazard due to the bacteria and parasites that they can carry on their bodies. They can also cause a lot of structural damage to your home and cause damage to furniture and personal items as well. When rodents chew, they do not have the ability to tell if something they are chewing on is dangerous or not, and they have been known to chew through electrical wires and cause fires. They can also cause leaks when they gnaw on plumbing pipes.

The damages and health risks that rodents cause are not worth the risk of ignoring an infestation. If you are a homeowner in Louisville and you want to eradicate rodents and keep them out for good, you can call us at Action Pest Control. We have effective rodent control programs designed to eliminate mice, rats, and other rodents and to help you keep your home pest-free. Our five-step home pest control is just what you need to target rodents and other pests. We use a comprehensive pest-proofing approach that will ensure your home has been sealed at all possible entry points to keep rodents at bay.

Give the home pest control professionals at Action Pest Control a call today to see how we can help you protect your Louisville home from mice and other pests.