Top 5 Reasons Why Rodents Are in Your Home

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Rodents have received a bad reputation over the centuries. And all for good reason- as they have been carriers of deadly diseases and illnesses. The last thing that you want is to have these unsanitary critters in your home. But what if you already have discovered an infestation? Here are the top five reasons why rodents are in your home.

1-A Messy Home

Keeping your home clean is one of the best ways to detract rodents. They are attracted to sticky spills, crumbs and uncovered food. They also like moist, mildew and mold. This is why it’s important to clean every area of your home. Check-in your bathroom for mildew and mold. Clean your kitchen thoroughly, including the inside of your cabinets. 


Mice and rats love finding new places to nest, and your home can provide the perfect nesting materials. Dark, cluttered areas are prime real estate in the eyes of these pests. These areas give them the perfect area in which to hideaway. To detract them, keep boxes off of the floor in your attic and basement. Also, make sure that there are pathways through all storage areas. The less clutter you have, the less likely rodents will set up a home there.

3-Easy Access

Rodents are always finding new areas where they can squeeze through to get into your home. Take a look around the perimeter of your house, both inside and out, to look for any holes, cracks, tears or gaps. Even though a hole may look small, a rodent could still get inside, so it’s best to repair any damage as soon as possible.

4-Food Source

Rodents are constantly looking for their next meal. Your home can be the ultimate source of food if it isn’t properly contained. The best way to keep rodents out of the kitchen is to make sure that you clean up after every meal. Ensure that there are no crumbs or spills and that all food is put away. Leaving food out is like an open invitation for these pests.

5-Places to Hide in Your Yard

If your yard is unkempt, there’s a chance that you may have rodents scurrying through it. As they try to hide from predators, your tall grass, overgrown trees and weeds provide a sort of shelter. Of course, as they hide in your yard, they can then find their way into your home. Keeping your yard tidy is a great and easy way to prevent these pests from making your lawn their home.

For assistance with a rodent infestation, contact B&B Exterminating Company today!