Rodents make up a large number of common household pests in Omaha and around the United States. Animals that are rodents include squirrels, chipmunks, mice, and rats. Because all rodents, especially mice and rats, can carry disease and contaminate food or chew electrical wires, it is important to keep them out of your Omaha home this winter.
Even though our winters in Omaha are not as cold as in other areas of the country, rodents will still be attracted to the warmth of your home. Follow our advice in this post to keep rodents from getting in your house during the winter, or any other time of the year. And, remember to contact Beeline Pest Control to learn more about how we can secure your Omaha home against rodents.
How to keep rodents out of your home during winter
By following just a few steps, you can ensure that rodents will struggle to enter your home this winter.
- Make sure all of the entrances to your home are sealed. This does not just apply to your doors and windows—however, those should shut tightly as well. You want to make sure that any cracks in your home’s foundation are sealed. Also, some rodents can enter a home through the roof. Therefore, you should make sure that any broken tiles are replaced before winter comes.
- Rodents, especially mice and rats, prefer to hide as they make their way across your yard. This practice protects them from predators, including humans. So, if you do not want rodents entering your home in the winter, make sure there are no piles of debris or leaves left in your yard in the fall. The clearer your Omaha yard, the less likely you will have to deal with rodents in your home.
- Keep food securing stored. You do not want to leave food open and out on counters, sinks, or in cabinets. Rodents, like us, need food to survive. Therefore, if you give them an easy source of food, you are making your home even more appealing to them.
- Finally, like food, all rodents need water to survive as well. So, in order to keep them out of your home this winter, stop any leaks under sinks and in your basement.
What to do if a rodent gets in
So, you’ve followed all of the steps above and a rodent still finds its way in. That’s okay. Now, you just need to begin using strategies for removing the rodent from your home. You could go to the store and purchase rodent traps. While this option is cost-effective it may or may not work consistently.
Your best option for preventing and exterminating any rodents in your home in the winter is to call Beeline Pest Control. We provide same-day pest control services to the Omaha area every day. You never have to pay more for evening or weekend appointments as well. Plus, we have decades of experience preventing and controlling rodents. If you are worried about rodents getting into your home this winter, you have to contact Beeline Pest Control today.