How to Deter Rodents

During the colder months of winter, many Annapolis homeowners are noticing an influx of rodents in their neighborhoods, and sometimes in their actual Annapolis home. This is because the cold temperatures and possible snow fall forces rodents to find warm and dry shelter, which is the occasion basement or attic of an Annapolis homeowner. While dealing with rodents is sometime unavoidable, there are ways for Annapolis homeowners to deter the critters from entering their home.

  1. Remove their food- Rodents will keep returning to your home if they know they can find food. You can deter rodents from entering your Annapolis home by removing any possible sources of food. This includes cleaning out your cat litter regularly and removing pet food once your animals are done eating. Crumbs and spills should also be cleaned immediately and open food should never be left out, especially overnight.
  2. Remove their home- Rodents tend to create their nests in cluttered areas that help them feel safe. Deter rodents from your home be eliminating clutter within your home and your yard. This means removing trash, boxes, and piles of wood from your home and yard to remove possible hiding places for the rodents.
  3. Remove their entrance- Rodents tend to enter your Annapolis home from cracks in the foundation along with open vents. Seal these entrance points with mesh coverings and cement to keep rodents out of your home.

The professionals at Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are trained to humanely handle rodent control situations in the Annapolis area. If wildlife finds a way into your Annapolis home, our technicians will be able to remove the animals from your home as well. We will then identify where the critters entered your home to avoid future infestations.  All methods and techniques used by Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control are humane and avoid stress and harm to the animal being removed. Never try to remove the animals on your own. This could cause harm to both you and the animal.   To get started with Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control for rodent removal and control services for the Annapolis area, call us today at 443-417-3137 or visit our online contact page. We are available, so never hesitate to call. We are also available on weekends and holidays as well.   Follow Mid Atlantic Wildlife Control today on Google+PinterestTwitter, and Facebook.