How to Keep Rodents Out of Your House This Winter

Believe it or not, winter is right around the corner. Soon we will be curling up by the fireplace with hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies, just in time for a MOUSE to scurry across the floor and ruin your night!

That’s right, the cooler weather of fall means rodents are starting to look for a safe, warm place to stay for the winter. They can sneak in through tiny voids and get right to work on making their nest before you even realize that they are there.

The good news is there are things that you can do to prevent this rodent invasion from happening in the first place. The key is to think like a rodent and look at your house through their eyes. Are there gaps in the siding, cracks in the foundation, or holes in the garage door? Is there dog food or bird seed in a non-sealed container? Is there clutter?

Family Pest Solutions offers a two-prong approach to rodents. The first prong is all about prevention and is what we call Exclusion. With exclusion, we evaluate your home for potential entry points and work to effectively seal them so rodents can’t get inside. The second prong is all about control and is deployed when rodents have already made their way inside and need to be evicted.

Contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your home. We service the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.