TOM: As the cold weather drives us humans indoors, the local rodent community isn’t far behind. Here are some tips on rodent control Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit home improvement minute.
TOM: This time of year, mice and rats are looking to make a warm nest in your home, and they carry serious health threats. But you can keep rodents from contaminating your home with a few easy precautions.
LESLIE: First, avoid creating possible nesting sites for these intruders. Stacks of newspapers, firewood, or cardboard boxes are typical nesting spots.
TOM: It’s also smart to keep all storage off the ground along both the inside and outside of your home’s perimeter. It’s important to keep bushes, plants, and hedges neatly trimmed for rodent control. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a finger, so also seal up any potential entrances.
LESLIE: Lastly, keep a clean kitchen by washing dirty dishes right away, and cleaning food spills and crumbs from your counters, floors, and cabinets. You can also use lockable bait stations for rodent control to trap unwanted rodent pests . I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit home improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.