How to Prevent Rodents

Starting from the Outside

How Rodents Get Inside

If you hear scurrying in your attic or in your walls or see little droppings here and there, you might be dealing with a rodent problem. They head inside from your yard and nearby fields and woods in order to find cozy places to live, find food, and reproduce. Your best option is to prevent rodents from coming into your home before you have to deal with a bigger problem. Learn about the preventative measures you can take to keep rodents out of your home.

How to Prevent Rodents

Seal Entry Points

That small hole isn’t too tiny for a mouse or rat to fit through. You might be surprised to learn the tight spaces rodents use to enter your home. Mice only need the size of a dime, and rats can get in through holes less than the size of a quarter. Frequent access points include:

  • Garage
  • Attic
  • Crawlspace vents
  • Electrical wire access points
  • Holes in the foundation

Keep Your Lawn Tidy

Rodents look for safe places in your lawn to hide before they find a way into your home. There are many places in your yard that they might use as cover while they find food and look for a warm, inviting place to live and reproduce. They might live and stay safe in these spots:

  • Piles of leaves
  • Tall grass
  • Fallen tree branches
  • Tires
  • Nearby fields
  • Unruly plants
  • Doghouses/animal hutches

Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape to Stop Rodents and Other Pests Before They Invade Your Home

At Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape, we believe preventative care is the best pest care (in addition to all the things we do to keep your lawn healthy!). We understand the worries of exposing your family to unsafe pest treatments, especially inside, which is why our perimeter pest control is for the outside of your home. Call us today at 765-771-9998 for a free quote.