Keep Rodents Out This Spring

Keep Rodents Out This Spring

By Lorne Hanewich

Rats, mice, and other rodents are cozying up in our homes just like we do during wet and chilly New England weather. As spring storms brew, these critters seek refuge in our warm, dry homes. And they’re experts at slipping in unnoticed. Here are some tips to keep the rodents out this Spring:

Seal Up Points of Entry

Mice can squeeze through openings the size of a dime, while rats can fit through spaces the size of a nickel. Check your home for potential entry points around doors, windows, pipes, and vents. Seal them up with caulk, steel wool, or metal mesh to keep rodents at bay.

Store Food Carefully

Rodents are always scavenging for a meal, so store food in sturdy containers made of metal or heavy-duty plastic. Keep food packaging off the ground and away from walls, as rodents can chew through cardboard and thin plastic to access their next feast.

Trim Your Lawn and Prune Your Bushes

Trim your lawn and bushes, and sweep away fallen leaves to eliminate hiding spots for rodents. Overgrown vegetation near your home can provide easy cover and access points for pests.

Keep Your Floors Decluttered

Rodents love nesting in clutter, so keep your living spaces organized. Store belongings in sealed plastic bins and maintain a clutter-free attic, basement, and garage. This not only removes hiding spots but also makes it easier to spot signs of an infestation.


Invest in SMART pest control technologies to detect and address rodent activity promptly. These devices track rodent movements and alert pest control experts to nip infestations in the bud.

If you suspect an infestation or want to prevent one, reach out to Modern Pest for a free rodent control estimate in New England. Don’t let rodents cozy up in your home this spring!