Christmas is just a few days away and everyone is already in full spirit, the entire country is decorated and lit up for the celebrations to follow. Even you must be making sure that all your last-minute shopping expeditions are in order. And why wouldn’t you? it’s the happiest time of the year where everyone will get together with family and friends to have a great time.
But we are here to alert you about potential uninvited guests that may be trying to make their way to your house this Christmas to partake on all your food and snuggle comfortably in the warmth of your lovely home right under the Christmas tree.
Rodents such as rats and mice will try to enter your home during these cold and wet weather conditions to find shelter and food. If successful in their endeavour, they can create a full-blown infestation inside your house in no time.
This can be an inconvenient situation for you when you are already occupied with all your Christmas obligations. With serious health and hygiene implications, these creatures can very easily come in contact with your food and beverages transferring serious and sometimes life-threatening diseases to you and your loved ones.
It’s scary to think about how rodents can easily ruin your Christmas. But do not worry Rentokil Pest Control is here to tell you how to avoid a rodent infestation in your home.
Common Entry Points For Rodents
Rats and mice will try to enter your house from various areas, but there are a few common places that you should pay close attention to.
- Home Entrances.
- Gaps in Exterior Walls.
- Drains and sewer pipes
Signs Of An Rodent Infestation
Make sure that you start paying attention to the little signs that rodents may have entered your property before it’s too late.
The most common signs of an infestation are as follows:
- Observing rodent droppings around the house
- Hearing scratching noises from the attic or basement
- Rodent footprints in the house
- Identifying rub marks caused by the dirt rodents carry around the house
How To Prevent A Rodent Infestation
The best way to prevent a rodent infestation is to deny them any access to food and shelter.
Top Rodent Prevention Tips:
- Carefully store all your food in tight-fitting containers.
- Keep your house tidy and clutter-free, this reduces their hiding space significantly.
- Keep rubbish bags separately outside with closed lids to prevent entry.
- Properly store pet food preferably above ground level.
Need Help With Rodents?
Christmas is a special time of the year for you and your family, it’s not something you should spend worrying about rodents. Rentokil Pest Control Ireland has got you covered this Christmas.
If you identify any of the above-mentioned signs of an infestation then Contact Us and our local certified expert will take care of everything.