The cold fall weather has officially arrived in NJ and the calls keep coming for rodent control. Raccoons and rodents such as mice and squirrels are seeking warmth and relief from dropping temperatures. Winterizing your home is a great way to keep warm air in and heat seekers out! Even the smallest of gaps, cracks or openings can be a gateway for their entry.
Common entry points for small rodents are through gaps between the ground and garage door sweeps, small crevices around HVAC lines, holes in basements and compromised areas of your roof that lead to your attic. These little critters will chew and squeeze their way into your home. A mouse can fit its entire body through an opening just big enough for your pinky!
DIY Rodent Control for NJ Residents
Here are a few quick fixes you can try yourself if you want to go the DIY route. For gaps and crevices in your basement and around HVAC lines, you can use a sealant that is available at any hardware store. Compromised garage door sweeps should be replaced. You can purchase a basic sweep at a hardware store but we highly recommend something reinforced if small rodents are a problem. The sweeps we install for our clients have a 1/8” stainless steel and fabric mesh weave inside that renders it nearly impossible for rodents to chew through.
Thoroughly inspecting the exterior of your home from the ground up to the roof is a smart idea. You’ll want to check for gaps and holes as well as damage to soffits, gutters and the roof. Any areas that are compromised can be an entry point for rodents, if they haven’t been already. If you suspect that a mouse, raccoon, squirrel or other pest has already made its way inside your home, it’s important to address the situation immediately. Once inside, small rodents can be very destructive and cause significant damage.
To remedy the situation promptly, give us a call at 732-938-3232 and we will send one of our qualified technicians to assess the situation. We will perform a complimentary inspection and provide you with a free estimate. With rodent control in NJ, inspection is key and will determine which control methods are best suited.
Give us a call or go online to https://www.totalhomepestcontrol.com/rodent-control/to learn more about our services.