Are There Rodents In Your Home?

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August 15th, 2013

Home Inspection Rodents

Do you have unwanted rodents in your home? Mice and rats are warm blooded rodents who seek shelter during cold months. This should alarm some of you now that Autumn and Winter are just around the corner. Here are some tips on how to tell if they are living in your home, how to prevent rodents from entering your home, and what to do if you suspect them.

Rodent Suspicion

If you notice rodent feces “droppings” in or around your home, you may have rodents inhabiting in your home. Inspect your home for gnaw marks. If you see gnaw marks on packaged foods or sealed garbage bags, it may indicate that rodents may be in your home. Hearing “scratching or squeaking” noises within your walls or ceiling may be another indicator that you might have rodents living in your home.

Rodent Prevention

Assess for any openings, cracks, crevices, or any other entry points that may give rodents access to your home. Interior and exterior examinations should be carried out. If there are openings, seal them properly. Use a water resistant barrier covered with steel so that rodents won’t be able to gnaw through the sealant. Store food in containers properly, rodents harvest and collect food that are not put away correctly. Clean, sweep, vacuum and mop your home since crumbs of food attract these rodents. Dispose of garbage regularly and ensure trash cans are sealed tight.

Rodent Intervention

If you suspect or have seen rodents in your home, contact a pest control and management company in your city. YG Home Inspection Services provides high quality Montreal home inspections. Our goal is to help owners become more aware and knowledgeable about their property. If you need a home inspection, trust our Montreal home inspectors to facilitate the process.