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How to Keep Rodents Out in West Chester This Winter

January 31, 2019

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Have you ever been trapped outside in the cold of winter? Given enough time, it may seem that nothing in the world matters more than finding warmth, right? Well, rodents are no different. When the weather cools, and conditions outside become less desirable, rodents do what they do best, invade homes. The question is, is your West Chester home safe this winter?

West Chester Homes, Rodents Winter Getaways

We have already established that rodents will invade homes to find warmth, but we haven’t yet answered how they invade. The short answer is, in any way they can. The long answer involves a little more explanation. Rodents will invade homes however they can, and in ways that allow them to do so undetected. They are unlikely to stroll in through your door, passing right by you on a cool, fall day. More likely, rodents will get into your home through a crack or gap in your foundation when you aren’t looking. They could squeeze in past a loose pipe or through damaged ventilation. As long as they aren’t bothered, any opening into your home is one worth squeezing through.

Prevention Steps You Can Take

If you understand how rodents invade, you can prevent them, or at least start taking the steps to do so:

  • Look for cracks and gaps around your home's exterior foundation, and seal them using a caulking gun.
  • Evaluate your home for any unseen damage, such as a broken basement window behind a bush, missing shingles, or a hole hidden behind tree branches that touch the walls of your home. Consider having these areas repaired.
  • Trim branches and foliage that touch the exterior walls of our home, as rodents may use them to gain access to higher entry points.
  • Call a professional - not just any professional, consider choosing Moyer Pest Control.

Why Choose Moyer Pest Control

Not only does Moyer make dealing with pests look easy, but you will be hard-pressed to find pest control specialists who value you and your home more. We offer a guarantee - if pests return between our scheduled visits, we will visit again to handle them at no additional cost to you. It’s a no-brainer, if you want a rodent-free home this winter there is no one better for the job than Moyer. Give us a call to find a plan that is right for you!


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