With Arizona’s unique climate and landscape, homeowners face specific challenges when it comes to keeping their homes rodent-free. Rodents not only pose a threat to property by gnawing through walls and cables but also carry diseases that can be harmful to your family. So, let’s look at four ways Wagner Pest Solutions can help you develop long-term strategies for a rodent-free home. Long-Term Strategies for a Rodent-Free Home

1. Seal Entry Points

Rodents can squeeze through surprisingly small openings, which means maintaining a tight barrier around your home is essential. Conduct regular inspections around the perimeter and interior of your home to identify potential entry points. Fill any gaps or crevices with quality sealants to prevent easy access. On windows and vents, use screens that are strong enough to resist rodent penetration. Additionally, consider installing door sweeps that touch the ground or low-profile doors that don’t leave a gap.

2. Practice Proper Food Storage

Rodents are constantly on the hunt for a good meal. By securely storing your food, you eliminate an attractive feeding ground. Moving food into hard plastic or metal containers with sealed lids can significantly reduce smells that attract rodents. Plus, keeping your kitchen and dining areas clean helps remove enticing food sources. Sweep and vacuum regularly and immediately address any spills or crumbs.

3. Maintain a Clean & Clutter-Free Environment

Rodents often harbor in messy, cluttered areas where they won’t be disturbed. So, make a habit of regular deep cleaning. Properly storing items and regular dusting can minimize potential nesting spots. Furthermore, always keep your trash bins closed and dispose of food waste properly. If you have a garbage disposal, ensure it’s clean and functioning to prevent smells that can attract rodents.

4. Keep Up Landscaping & Yard Maintenance

Your yard’s appearance directly affects your home’s vulnerability to rodents. Ideally, there should be a gap between the branches of your trees and your roof. If you have branches touching your roof, you’re inviting them in. So, trim back any foliage that provides rodents a bridge to your home. Additionally, rodents often make their homes in firewood piles, old cars, or stacks of materials. Keeping these away from your home removes a potential stepping stone for rodents to enter the building.

Protect Your Home from Rodents

Rodent infestations pose a serious threat to your home and health here in Glendale, AZ. By adopting these long-term strategies for a rodent-free home, you can keep your entire family safe. But, should a rodent infestation occur, Wagner Pest Solutions will gladly be there to help! We proudly serve residents throughout the area, helping them eradicate pests and protect their homes. We even get rid of scorpions, ants, and bed bugs. Request your appointment online or give us a call at (623) 466-6752.