Steps to prevent rodents

All rodents need food, water and shelter to survive.  Keeping rodents out means taking steps to remove all three.

  • Clean areas where food crumbs may fall, such as under the stove, refrigerator and in the back of pantries and cupboards.
  • Remove uneaten pet food.  If you keep a pet's water bowl outside, consider moving it inside.
  • Keep an eye out for any plumbing leaks. This is a perfect source of drinking water.
  • Keep garbage bins clean and well maintained. If possible use rodent-proof bins.
  • Prevent ingress to your home by sealing any gaps, holes and other potential entry. Use rodent-proofing materials.
  • Rodents love wild bird seed and will often feed off what falls to the ground. Either switch to a better bird feeder with a cone baffle or remove it completely. 
  • Wood piles make the perfect homes for rats. Consider moving your wood pile to a shed or garage.  
  • If you use a compost bin outdoors, position them so that they get direct sunlight and ensure that it is not placed up against a fence or hedge, which allows easy access for rats.  
  • Remove all debris and clutter from your yard.
  • Keep fruit trees pruned and remove any fruit that has fallen to the ground. 

 

Lastly, using a rodent repellent spray can keep rodents from chewing, eating licking, biting or gnawing on items.

 

Read More:

 About Rats and Mice

Also Read

How long do bed bugs live?

How long do bed bugs live?

How long do bed bugs live? Unfortunately, bed bugs can live a long time. According to experts, the nocturnal pests...
Where can I buy bed bug killer near me?

Where can I buy bed bug killer near me?

  Where can I buy bed bug killer near me? The best place to buy bed bug killer in Ontario is Pest...
I’m worried about bed bugs. What should I do?

I’m worried about bed bugs. What should I do?

   I’m worried about bed bugs. What should I do? Bed bugs are a real concern. While not known to...

Upper Canada Organic Products

Orange Guard Home Pest Control

Regular Price
from $25.00
Sale Price
from $25.00
Regular Price
$0.00
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop this product

Kuus

Knock Down™ Pro -153 RTU Multi-Site 3.78L

Regular Price
$35.00
Sale Price
$35.00
Regular Price
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop this product

Kuus

Knock Down™ Professional Flying and Crawling Insect Killer 454g

Regular Price
$22.80
Sale Price
$22.80
Regular Price
$20.00
Unit Price
Translation missing: en.general.accessibility.unit_price_separator 
Shop this product