Is it true that older buildings attract rodents more than newer ones? While both newer and older buildings attract rodents, ultimately, older buildings tend to have more rodent problems because of their infrastructure. Newer buildings have updated construction which includes added pest prevention measures. Older buildings are more prone to entry points through cracks and gaps, or even deteriorated structures.
While older buildings may be more susceptible to a pest infestation, newer buildings can face the same vulnerabilities due to gaps in construction, poor waste management, or proximity to areas with high rodent populations. Overall cleanliness and maintenance of a home ultimately determine the severity of a rodent problem.
Regardless of a building’s age, it is important to conduct thorough inspections of your home for rodent activity. Rodents are attracted to places that provide them with food, water, and shelter. Homes oftentimes provide perfect sanctuaries for these pests. Here are some helpful tips to follow when it comes to keeping your home rodent-free.
When it comes to treating rodents, it is important to ensure that your home is sealed properly. Rats and mice can fit through surprisingly small openings and will shimmy their way inside to warmth and safety. Use materials like caulk or wire meshing to take care of any holes throughout the interior and exterior of your home.
Proper food storage is vital to keeping rodents away. When a mouse or rat is hungry, it will find its way into your food. It is important to keep food off of the counters and keep them stored in airtight containers. This makes it difficult for rodents to access. Ensure that your pantry or cupboards are clean of any loose food. It is also important to ensure that pet food is properly stored. Pet food can be easy for rodents to access. Consider keeping your pet food in airtight containers or sealed packaging.
A common attractant for rodents is trash. Many leftovers are found inside trashcans and without proper storage, these areas can quickly become infested. Make sure that when you are throwing out your trash the bins are stored with secured lids. This will make it harder for the rodents to detect and challenging for them to access.
Rodents usually remain hidden when they infest a home. Some common signs of a rodent infestation include gnaw marks along walls or furniture, or noises coming from inside your walls. Rodent droppings can also be a strong indicator of a rodent infestation. If you notice any of these signs, it is important to treat the building right away. Rodents multiply rapidly and it is important to treat the issue before matters get worse.
When it comes to treating infestations, it is best to leave the problem to the professionals. Pest control companies have the tools they need to effectively and efficiently care for the infested area. Our trained technicians can help take care of the rodents inside and prevent future infestations from happening. For rodent control and further information, call your local Insight Pest Solutions at (888) 414-1430.