As the temperatures start to get colder, mice and other rodents typically seek out warmer places to seek refuge from freezing temperatures. Here at Genie Pest Control, our Omaha exterminators experience higher call rates for homeowners trying to combat rodent and mice issues at this time of year. However, with the right preparation, you can ensure that your home will remain rodent-free this winter.
Even if you think that all entry points to your home are sealed, and there’s no way for rodents to gain access, it’s worth checking again. When facing freezing cold temperatures, mice and other rodents will work extra hard to find any points of entry to your cozy home. To avoid this from happening, you need to make sure that you prepare ahead of time and make your Omaha home less inviting to mice and other rodents this season.
Pack Your Food Properly
Through the holiday season, many homes stock the cabinets with more food and snacks than usual. With all of this extra food lying around your house, your home will instantly become more attractive to hungry, cold rodents. Be sure to store your food properly in sealed containers and keep your home free of crumbs and other leftovers by regularly cleaning your kitchen surfaces and floors.
Seal Potential Points Of Entry
When the temperature drops, mice and other rodents will work extra hard to find a way to squeeze into your home. Our Omaha exterminators advise homeowners to check their property for any potential entry points and take measures to seal them properly. Some common areas to check are around your windows and doors, anywhere that piping or wiring comes into your home, cracks in your walls or foundations, and around your chimney, if you have one.
Store Your Firewood Correctly
If you will be enjoying a cozy fire in your home this winter, you will need adequate firewood to sustain you through the winter months. Storing this firewood properly is crucial in keeping mice and rodents at bay. Firewood piles are a favorite hiding place for rodents, so be sure to elevate your firewood at least eighteen inches from ground level and store it away from your Omaha home if at all possible. With these measures in place, it will be more difficult for mice and rats to hide in your firewood stockpile and gain entry to your home.
Declutter Your Home
Winter is a time for visiting friends and family, and with all the coming and going, our Omaha homes can get messy quickly. At Genie Pest Control, our Omaha exterminators understand that this is a busy time of year for everyone. With all of the additional clothing, blankets, and footwear required to keep warm, as well as the extra clutter caused by decorations, gifts, and extra supplies, it’s easy for mice and rodents to find cozy corners to hide in your home. Keeping your home today and as free of clutter as possible will make it more difficult for rodents to hideout in your home when the temperatures drop.
Keep Your Home Rodent-Free This Winter
Making your home less attractive to mice and rodents and ensuring it is more difficult for them to gain access is crucial in providing your home is rodent-free this winter. Get in touch with our rodent-removal experts at Genie Pest Control to find out how we can help protect your home from mice and other rodents this winter. With our help, you can be sure that “not a creature will be stirring… not even a mouse!”