We’re back at that time of year again when the Yule logs are burning, the eggnog is flowing, and the chestnuts are roasting. December is also one of the coldest months of the year, and rodents are looking for a place to get warm themselves much like people are. It is time for rodent control.
Residents in and around St. Paul, MN, already know how these low temperatures can encourage all sorts of critters looking for shelter to come inside their home. With that in mind, here are a few helpful suggestions for rodent control and for preventing the pests from ever getting into your home this season.
Check Your Storage Containers before Bringing Them Inside
Lots of folks keep their holiday decorations and other items outside their home in a garage or storage shed. Mice and rats love to get inside of these containers and they can end up hitching a ride indoors when you bring in your decorations.
Dispose of Leftovers Properly
This is a good tip for rodent control in St. Paul, MN, any time of the year. Throwing out large portions of food at one time can attract all kind of critters—even larger than rodents! Instead, put what food you can down the garbage disposal, and for anything that must be thrown outside, be sure to properly secure the lid on your trash can.
Keep Entrances Closed
Even though it’s easier to keep the door open while you go back and forth bringing in packages, containers, or anything else from the outside, rodents are looking for any opportunity to sneak inside your home. So be sure to close the door behind you each and every time.
Although some people enjoy the company of a mice or a rat as a pet, no one welcomes them into their home as an invading force. When you find that your basement, attic, or anywhere in between has been overrun with these vermin, you need to call the rodent control experts at Be There Pest Control as soon as possible. Contact us, and we’ll take care of the problem as quickly as possible so you can enjoy your holiday gathering without worrying about uninvited guests.