How to keep rats out of your yard
Hosting rats or mice in your yard can lead to a rodent outbreak inside your home if you aren’t careful. This means that preventing rodents from living in your yard is a crucial step to keeping them out of your attic, crawl spaces, and walls. These are the most important ways to keep rats out of your yard:
- Seal your garbage cans and keep them distanced from your home
- Get rid of yard waste and keep your trees pruned
- Elevate your woodpile and keep it away from the side of your home
- Make sure your outdoor structures don’t have cracks or holes
Why Are There Rats Living in my Yard?
Rats and mice have to keep a constant watch for their natural predators living around Central TN. This means that they’re always on the lookout for a place to take shelter. If they can find a place to hide out that happens to be near a reliable food source, they will stay in the area for as long as they can. This is why we so often find rats and mice infesting our homes and businesses. Rodents often find temporary shelters in our cars, sheds, woodpiles, and yard waste piles, making their nests within or nearby.
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How to Keep Mice Out of Car Engine Compartments
During the colder parts of the year, many people in Central TN find rats or mice living inside their car’s engine compartment. If you have a foul smell coming from the ventilation system or mice droppings on the floor of your car, you most likely have guests living inside. To keep them from taking shelter near your engine, you can try placing deterrents like cedarwood, peppermint oil, dog hair, or mouse traps inside your car. You can also try propping your car’s hood open overnight to keep it cold—mice shelter near our engines for warmth.
Best Way to Keep Rats Out of Your Yard
It can be difficult to tell why rodents are taking advantage of your property for shelter without the eye of an expert. Leaving rodent exclusion to the professionals is the best way to secure a rat and mouse-free yard all year long. When you work with our team at The Bug Man, we will send out licensed and certified technicians to inspect your entire property for vulnerabilities and identify all points of infestation.
How to Keep Rats Out of Your Yard
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