Rodents love to get on your property, inside your garbage bins, and inside your home for two main reasons: they are searching for shelter and they are hunting for sources of food. Rodents can be destructive and noisy, and difficult to get rid of once they make themselves at home and begin to reproduce.
Here are some effective tips from the experts at Mr. Waste for safe pest control strategies that can help keep rodents out of your garbage and off your property:
SECURE YOUR GARBAGE BINS
Rodents are obsessed with garbage. They love to eat it and they love to hide in it. Keeping your garbage cans and bins secured and inaccessible to rodents is one of the best methods of safe pest control. Food waste can be kept in a separate and even more secure compost bin. Also, your outdoor bins should be difficult to knock over. If you are renting a dumpster bin, then you should inquire about a tarp to cover the bin during the night-time.
DON’T LEAVE FOOD SITTING OUT
Any of the food that you keep in your house should always be stored in closed boxes or containers. Don’t leave dirty plates lingering in the sink, and put away all of your unfinished food as soon as you are done eating. Any disposable items used in food preparation should be disposed of in the garbage immediately after cooking.
SEAL UP ANY CRACKS AND HOLES ALONG YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR
Mr. Waste also highly recommends that you inspect the outside of your property and the inside of your external walls for any cracks and holes that rodents could use to make their way inside. You should seal any holes you see, as a rodent will find even the smallest and most hidden cracks in their search for safe and warm shelter.
KEEP YOUR PROPERTY TRASH FREE
In addition to not leaving food sitting out inside of your home, you shouldn’t leave trash lying around your yard either. Keeping your property as trash free as possible is the only way to ensure that you are not encouraging rodents to hang around your house after passing by your property.
The experts at Mr. Waste are happy to answer any of your questions about keeping your property and your home rodent free, or to provide you with a quote on our dumpster bin rentals. Get in touch with Mr. Waste today!