Rodent Proof Your House

Rodents are pests found throughout Southern California that unfortunately try to find their way into our homes. Whether they’re looking for food or shelter, they know they can indeed find it in the comfort of your home.

Keep these unwanted guests out of your home. With the help of 1st Stryke, you can be one step ahead of rodents year-round. We want to help you rodent proof your house. Here’s how!

Store Away Any Food

Help prevent rodents from being attracted to your home by keeping all of your countertops clear of any food remnants or residues. Here are more food storage tips:

  • Store any pet food the same way you do your own
  • Keep an eye out for hard-to-reach places, like underneath large kitchen appliances
  • Make sure that all of your food items are properly sealed

Remove Any Clutter

When decluttering your home, don’t overlook less common areas like your attic, basement, and garage. Rodents thrive in clutter around your house because it offers them so many different convenient hiding spots. 

Seal Up Entry Points

One of the most effective ways to keep rodents out of your home is by sealing up any possible entry points in and around your home. Despite their size as full-grown adults, Rats and mice can easily squeeze into any opening larger than ¼” d.

Our certified technicians at 1st Stryke undergo rigorous training to identify potential entry points to your home in doubt. Some of the common entry points include:

  • Window screen tears
  • Chimneys
  • Cracks in walls
  • Piping gaps

Install Brush Strips or Sweeps

Brush strips or sweeps will help keep your warm air in and help keep rodents out of your home. There are adhesive strip backings available if you have concerns about the installation. Otherwise, let us help you rodent-proof your home for the winter months by calling our technicians at 1st Stryke today.

Maintain Your Landscaping

An often overlooked tactic to help keep rodents out is maintaining your landscape. Be sure to get leaves and other lawn debris cleaned up as quickly as possible.

Other landscaping techniques to help keep rodents at bay include:

  • Cutt back overgrown vegetation
  • Remove accumulations of leaves throughout your yard 
  • Trim away extending branches that might come near your home

Keep Firewood off the Ground

Make it difficult for rodents to access since it is a popular nesting place by keeping firewood at least 18” off the ground. Store firewood as far away from your house whenever possible.

Call 1st Stryke Today!

Let us help you rodent proof your house today. Give the experts at 1st Stryke a call today at (877) 787-9531 for your complimentary quote on rodent control in your home.