Mice are a common pest concern, especially during the winter months. These rodents are trying to escape the cold weather and find warm shelter such as your home. So how can you keep them out?

Follow these 10 tips to help prevent rodents from getting inside your home:

  1. Gaps where the siding meets the foundation provide easy entry for rodents. Utilize premium grade materials to seal these areas.
  2. Stack firewood away from your house. It is an ideal hiding place for rodents as well as other pests.
  3. Remove window fans and air conditioning as soon as you no longer need them.
  4. Ensure that gaps around entry points for utility lines, HVAC and plumbing are properly sealed.
  5. Make sure that door and window frames are in good condition.
  6. Replace worn door sweeps.
  7. Ensure that garage doors are properly aligned. A gap as small as a quarter inch can provide access.
  8. Close garage doors immediately after use.
  9. Make sure that roof and dryer vents have screens that prevent rodents from entering.
  10. Seal any cracks or holes in the foundation.

To discuss rodent prevention for your home, contact Attention Pest Solutions for a free inspection. We offer expert rodent control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.