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Keeping Rats and Mice Out of Your Yard

Many people assume that rodents aren’t a big deal as long as they’re outside. However, if you have a large amount of rats or mice crawling around your landscape, it won’t be long before they try to sneak indoors – especially if your property isn’t fully protected. Effective pest control begins in the garden.

How to Keep Rats Out of Your Yard in Georgia - Active Pest Control

Here are some of the best ways to keep rats and mice out of your yard:

  • Keep your trash in lidded bins away from the home
  • Store firewood off the ground at least 20 feet away from your house
  • Routinely mow your lawn and trim back your landscaping
  • Keep clutter, such as leaf piles, out of your yard

Why Are There Rats in My Yard?

Like any critter, rats and mice are constantly on the lookout for a safe place to hide. In most cases, our yards have everything rodents need to survive comfortably. These pests are more likely to invade your garden if it’s cluttered with things like leaf piles and fallen fruit. Regularly cleaning up your landscape is the best way to make your property less appealing to rodents. Keep up on routine maintenance like mowing, raking, and sealing trash in lidded bins.

How to Keep Mice Out of Your Car Engine

When temperatures drop, rats and mice will turn to almost any form of shelter to survive – including our cars. If you notice problems like a musty odor, droppings, or gnaw marks on the upholstery, you may have rodents in your vehicle. To keep pests out of your car, try using some of these tips:

  • Keep the hood propped open while parked to keep the engine cold
  • Roll up all windows and ensure that the doors are closed
  • Place deterrents such as cedarwood or peppermint oil
  • Avoid leaving your car parked in one place for too long

Outdoor Rodent Prevention

Rats and mice are notoriously difficult to prevent, especially in outdoor spaces where we have less control over environmental factors. If you’ve tried keeping your yard neat and tidy but are still dealing with rodents, it may be time to consult a professional like those at Active Pest Control. Our experienced team will identify what’s causing your infestation and build a customized treatment plan to ensure your rodent problems are a thing of the past. Want to learn more or get started? Call us today!

How to Keep Rats Out of Your Yard in Georgia

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