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TIPS FOR PREVENTING MICE AND RODENTS FROM COMING INTO YOUR HOME

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TIPS FOR PREVENTING MICE AND RODENTS FROM COMING INTO YOUR HOME

 

When a homeowner in Las Vegas – whether in Summerlin, Henderson or any other area- encounters a mouse or any other rodent in their home they feel a sense of uneasiness or even fear. These pests are very resourceful and can enter a home or building through the smallest opening or crack – mice can even fit through an opening as small as a nickel.

 

During the fall and winter months these pests seek shelter indoors. Once inside they can cause more than just an infestation. The home is at risk of the rodents eating through electrical wires causing electrical fires. They also carry diseases such as salmonella and the fatal Hantavirus. These pests can contaminate food, kitchen surfaces and equipment.

 

The following are tips to prevent and eliminate rodent infestations in your home:

 

1-   Install door sweeps to exterior doors and repair any damaged screens.

2-   Screen vents and openings to chimneys.

3-   Look for cracks and holes on the outside of the home including around utilities and pipes and seal them.

4-   Store your food in airtight containers.

5-   Dispose of your garbage regularly.

6-   Attics, basements and crawl spaces should be well ventilated and dry.

7-   Replace weather stripping and loose mortar around the foundation.

8-   Leaking pipes and clogged drains are breeding sites for pests – eliminate the moisture in these areas.

9-   Keep your shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.

10- Inspect all packages that enter your home.

11- If you suspect an infestation – contact a licensed pest control professional to treat the problem as soon as you can.

 

GLOBAL PEST SERVICES in Las Vegas is a licensed pest control company that is qualified to handle all your pest elimination needs. Call our office at 702-657-0091 or go to our web site- to speak with us for all your pest control needs. Get a quote now!

 

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