Spring Cleaning Checklist to Prevent Rodents

The winter season is a time for cozying up inside, keeping warm and safe from the harsh winds outside. While you certainly are spending more time inside during the winter season, rodents are also cozying up in nooks and crannies of your home. The spring season is an ideal time to add rodent prevention and recognition to your regular spring cleaning routine. By following our tips, you can notice signs that rodents were in your home or property this winter and prevent their return.

Pay Attention to Your Garage
Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be confined to your primary living space. Your garage definitely needs a good cleaning after winter, and you may find signs of rodent visitors as well. To clean and inspect your garage, begin by moving things out of the space. Sweep the floor and pay attention to the corners or any areas hidden by boxes; these can be ideal spaces for rodents. Keep your eyes peeled for droppings or chewing marks as telltale signs of unwanted rodent visitors.

Don’t Forget Your Attic
While you are cleaning your home, don’t forget to go into your attic. Move boxes around and sweep the floor, wiping down surfaces with a wet cloth as well.

Check Your Food Storage
Rodents need more than a warm place to stay – they also need an easy source of food. While you are spring cleaning out your pantry, double check your food storage situation. Get rid of any containers that do not fully seal, and purchase glass replacements. If possible, ditch cardboard boxes that cereal or crackers come in and pour the contents into glass containers instead.

Call In the Experts
If you notice signs of rodents, don’t try to get rid of them on your own. Unfortunately, a few traps and other DIY methods will only fix your problem in the short-term. When you work with the professionals at Mice Mob Exterminators, we get rid of your rodent problem and then develop a plan to prevent them from returning to your property.

We offer free estimates and a variety of services to take care of all of your extermination needs. Give us a call today to get started.