The last thing that most homeowners want in their homes is a rat or mouse infestation. These pesky rodents are not only unsanitary, but they are also capable of causing serious damage to your property if you don’t get rid of them. As the fall approaches, we need to remember that it’s time to prepare your property for rodent season. A-Tex Pest Management is here to talk about when the season starts and when homeowners can expect it to end.
What are the Seasons of Rodents?
It can be difficult to say an exact time and length rodent season will be upon us. For the most part, it is going to be different everywhere. This is due to the fact that regions have different weather and experience differences within seasons as well. As far as rodent season starting, you can count on these pesky creatures invading your home when the temperatures start to take a big dip during the night. They are going to feel the change in the air just like we do. They will be immediately looking for cover to get them through the winter that they can feel coming on. As far as the end of the rodent season goes, it doesn’t last forever. When the ground starts to thaw out again and the days get longer, you can expect them to stop trying to invade your home with such tenacity.
How Do I Make My House Rodent Proof?
There are several things that a homeowner can do to prepare their house and property for rodent season. It is important that homeowners plan for this, so they don’t experience rodents this winter.
– Watch for Rodent Activity: When you start to feel the weather change, you should be on the lookout for any rodent activity. Look for their droppings as this is the biggest sign that you have rodent activity in or around your home.
– Clean & Declutter: Rodents are going to thrive in areas where there is a lot of clutter. Getting things cleaned up and clutter free can be one of the best way to keep rodents from infesting your home.
– Pest Proof Storage: Storage, especially food storage, is key in keeping rodents away too. This doesn’t only mean your food either. They are attracted to pet food just as much. Make sure you are storing it properly to avoid a problem.
– Home Pest Sealing: If there are any cracks or holes that could allow rodents to get into your home, it is important that you are sealing them so that they can’t gain access into the house.
Rodent Pest Inspections, Treatment, Control, Removal & More in Austin, Round Rock, Leander, Pflugerville & Cedar Park Texas
If you are worried about rodents in your home this fall and winter, you can turn to A-Tex Pest Management to help you keep them out. We will work to seal your home and put some rodent exclusion measures in place for the fall and winter, so you aren’t dealing with rodents. Call us today!