Pest Control Tips for a Rodent-Free Home

Woodstock rodent controlColder weather in metro Atlanta means all sorts of unwelcome guests seeking warmth in your home, from stink bugs to mice and rats. At Protect All Pest Control, we can help you deal with a rodent infestation, as well as providing regular preventative pest control through our monthly and quarterly services. However, the old adage “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” certainly is true when it comes to pest control. The best way to keep your home rodent-free is to follow the recommendations below from the National Pest Management Association.

  • Walk around your entire home looking for cracks and crevices, especially where utilities and pipes enter the structure. Seal any openings with caulk or steel wool. This will also help cut down on other pests finding their way into your home.
  • Replace old weather stripping around windows.
  • Cover chimney and vent openings with mesh screen.
  • Patch any holes in door or window screens.
  • Add door sweeps to exterior doors.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet from your home and keep plantings trimmed away from the house.
  • Check your home for dampness and deal with any moisture issues like leaky pipes, clogged drains, or poorly ventilated spaces like crawl spaces, attics, and basements.

If you have seen a rat or mouse in your home, call us right away at 770-212-9990 to get an estimate and discuss our residential pest control services for homes in Woodstock, Kennesaw, Acworth, Canton, and throughout Cherokee and Cobb counties.

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  1. Anyone who’s dealt with a rodent infestation can tell you firsthand– preventing them is infinitely preferable to having to deal with them once they’ve broken in. Thanks for sharing.

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