How to Prevent Rodent Issues in Your Riverside Area Home

The Inland Empire is home to many species of rodents, including Norway rats, pocket mice, roof rats, and deer mice. All of these rodents can become a major nuisance if they find their way into your home, where they will cause a variety of problems. Mice and rats are notoriously difficult to remove from a home once established, so it’s best to take measures to keep them out. Here are a few rodent prevention tips:

  • Don’t leave food out for rodents to find. Any food stored in your house should be sealed in airtight containers; otherwise intruding rodents can easily get into it. Table scraps and pet food may not look appetizing to you, but rodents will happily feast on it. Your kitchen garbage should be disposed of regularly in a can with a tight lid to keep rats and mice from getting into it. Don’t leave pet food sitting out overnight and never leave it outside, which is a surefire way to attract rodents to your home.

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  • Use caulk to seal any cracks or holes that you notice in your foundation or siding. Rodents can easily use these holes to infiltrate your home interior. Rats might look big but they can squeeze their bodies through a hole the size of a quarter. Mice are even worse; they can often slip in through a hole as small as a dime! Sealing off these potential rodent entry points denies them easy access to your home.
  • Reach out to a local rodent control company in Riverside and request rodent exclusion services. The trained pest control technicians at Go-Pher the Kill can more effectively identify possible entry points to your home and block them off with rodent-proof barriers. They’ll also be able to warn you of any rodent attractant on your property and how to address these issues.