Preventing Rodent Infestations: A Guide to Conducive Conditions Around Your Home

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Preventing Rodent Infestations: A Guide to Conducive Conditions Around Your Home

How to Spot and Fix Vulnerabilities

At Paragon Pest Control, we often encounter homes unknowingly inviting rodents due to certain conducive conditions. Understanding and addressing these factors is crucial in keeping your home rodent-free. Let's explore these common conditions and how to mitigate them.

Identifying Conducive Conditions:

  • Garage Door Repair: Ensure your garage doors are flush and well-sealed. Even small gaps can be an entry point for rodents.

  • Tree Management: Trees too close to the house can provide easy access for rodents to your roof and attic.

  • Doggie Doors: While convenient, they can also be an open invitation to smaller rodents.

  • Open and Broken Doors: Regularly inspect and repair any damaged doors or gaps.

  • Door Gaps: Install weather stripping to eliminate gaps under doors.

  • Food Resource Containment: Securely store food and manage garbage to avoid attracting rodents.

  • Landscaping: Keep bushes trimmed and away from the house to reduce hiding spots.

  • String Lights and Cords: Avoid running cords from the outside to the inside, as they can guide rodents to entry points.

  • Shade Awnings: Regularly check and maintain awnings to prevent nesting.

  • Privacy Fences: Monitor fence lines for gaps or holes that can serve as pathways to your roof.

Preventive Measures:

  • Regular Inspections: Conduct seasonal checks for any of these conditions.

  • Professional Assistance: Sometimes, professional help is needed to thoroughly assess and address these vulnerabilities.


By being proactive in identifying and fixing these conducive conditions, you can greatly reduce the risk of rodent infestations. Simple steps like door repairs and proper landscaping can make a big difference.

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