Tips To Avoid Thanksgiving Rodent Problems In Stamford

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Thanksgiving is a time for celebration. A time to fill plates with food and eat until you can’t fit anymore. Families will be traveling hundreds of miles to see one another. There will be smiles exchanged, memories will be shared, and rodents will want to join the party. That’s right; your family might not be the only ones visiting you this Thanksgiving. Rodents are going to want in on the fun. For this reason, we have put together a list of helpful tips to keep rodents out of your Stamford home this Thanksgiving.

How Rodents Might Ruin Your Thanksgiving

When rodents get into homes, they both take and give many things. For instance, they take food from our pantries and leftovers right off our counters. They steal space in our walls and materials from clothing, books, and insulation to build their nests. They also take electrical wiring and utility piping as they gnaw through everything in our homes.
As for what they give back? They give back diseases like salmonellosis and hantavirus left on countertops, and inside of the food packages, they’ve scavenged through. They give back parasitic pests such as fleas and ticks for your pets to enjoy. Rodents even give back their excrement, leaving it in the places they roam and sleep throughout your home. If rodents are around this Thanksgiving, you can be sure they will use this give-and-take to cause plenty of trouble around your Stamford home.

Prevention Tips For Unwanted Rodents

To keep rodents out of your Stamford home this Thanksgiving, you are going to want to do two things - limit their ability to get food and water, and block off entryways into your house. Here are some practical ways you can do these things:

  • Invest some money in a quality caulking gun and some wire mesh. Use these tools to seal up holes and cracks in your foundation as well as any gaps around utility piping and window and door frames.

  • Make sure all of your exterior doors are equipped with door sweeps so that rodents cannot squeeze under them.

  • Keep windows and doors closed, including 2nd and 3rd story ones, as much as possible.

  • If your chimneys are not rodent-proof, consider investing in chimney caps.

  • Inspect your roofline and repair any openings.

  • Keep your yard well maintained and trim back branches and shrubs from the exterior of your home.

  • Pick up any fruit that may have dropped from trees into your yard.

  • Clean up thoroughly after outdoor cookouts and gatherings.

  • Store any leftover foods inside airtight containers or the refrigerator.

  • Repackage foods like cereal, stored in cardboard boxes or plastic bags, into larger plastic, metal, or glass containers.

  • Clean around your house regularly, and consider limiting the number of rooms where you and your family share meals.

  • Pick up and clean out pet food and water bowls before going to bed at night.

Why It’s Best To Call The Professionals For Rodent Problems

There is a lot of stress that goes along with making Thanksgiving a success. Don’t let rodents be on your list. Let the professionals here at Connecticut Pest Elimination, LLC inspect your property for rodent problems. We will make sure no furry foes are lurking, waiting to ruin your special day. If your pest technician finds rodents or any signs of them, they will implement control measures designed to quickly and effectively remove rodents from your home.
Don’t let rodents ruin your Thanksgiving. Give us a call and find the protection you and your home deserve.