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It is no secret that rodents are a problem for people who live in large American cities and Boston is no exception. There are many reasons and ways a rodent can find its way into one’s home. Johnny B’s Pest Control has provided a list of ways you can prevent your home from having a rodent issue this winter…

From PestWorld.org

  1. Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  2. Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  3. Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
  4. Store food in air tight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  5. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  6. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  7. Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests.
  8. Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
  9. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.
  10. If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional (such as Johnny B’s Pest Control) to inspect and treat the pest problem