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How to Keep Rodents Out of Your House This Fall

Some rodents, like mice, may look cute. And, some rodents, like rats, are despised. But, no matter the type of rodent, you want to them stay out of your Salem and Portland home this fall. Rodents in your home are never a good thing as they can spread disease, contaminate food, and chew on wires.

Rodents love the temperate climate in Oregon, which is why it is so important to take steps to keep them out of your home this fall. Below we offer our top five tips to do just that.

Top four tips for keeping rodents out of your house this fall

1. Be careful with food

Rodents enter you Salem and Portland home because they are looking for three things: shelter, water, and food. It is the last item on that list that will most often bring in rodents. If they have easy access to food in your house, they will just keep coming. The best way to secure your food is by putting it in plastic or otherwise secure containers. Also, always clean up food from your counters and in your sink.

2. Remove water sources

Another thing that rodents need is water. Fall is a great time to check in with any leaks or drips from your pipes and drains. This will cut off the rodents from water sources, which will keep them out of your home.

And, actually, fixing leaky pipes and drains is extremely helpful in general. So, with this step not only are you making your home unattractive to rodents, but you are also performing much-needed maintenance.

3. Remove leaves from around your home

Fall is a great time in Oregon, with the amazing color on the trees. But, while you can enjoy the fall color, try not to let those leaves pile up by your home. In order to discourage rodents from coming to your home, you should clean your gutters of leaves regularly and remove them from your yard. Piles of leaves and debris provide shelter and security for rodents. If they don’t have that, they will leave your home alone.

4. Call Squish Pest Control

If the above steps do not seem to be working—i.e. rodents are still coming into your home. Or if you want the security of knowing that your home will be safe from rodents all winter long, call Squish Pest Control. We have over twelve years of experience in pest control, so you know that we can get the job done.

Contact Squish Pest Control today and you will be amazed at our same-day service and a free quote. Our fully trained and licensed staff are ready and able to keep rodents from your home this fall. Let us secure your home from rodents this fall so that you can live your life. And remember, results are 100% guaranteed with Squish Pest Control, so on the off-chance that rodents do invade your home, call us back, and we will be happy to come back out and remove them from your Salem and Portland home for good.

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When your doorbell rings, you can be confident that the person Squish Pest Control has sent to your home to take care of your control and extermination is a true professional. We carefully screen, background check, and conduct lengthy interviews with prospective employees. Squish Pest Control technicians also undergo extensive training, both in the classroom and on the job with a mentor, before they are allowed to work on their own. You can rest easy knowing that your problem is in good hands with Squish Pest Control.

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Josh from squish pest has been helping keep us ant free for a couple of yrs now and they are amazing always helpful if something comes up or we have any questions. Prices very reasonable. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of pest control.

  • December 5th, 2019

Great locally owned service. Reliable response times. Friendly service techs.

  • January 17th, 2019

About Us

Squish Pest Control has proudly been providing expert pest control and bed bug control in Salem and Portland for over 8 years. Squish Pest Control is a Salem and Portland locally owned and operated company; we take pride in servicing the community that we live in. We value your time, so when you call we'll schedule an inspection or service time that is convenient for you. Our technicians are thoroughly screened during our interview process. We only hire professionals we would want to service our own homes. We background check all employees and make new hires go through extensive training both in the books and on the job before they can service a home or business alone. We also believe in and practice continuing education, ensuring our technicians are always providing the best service possible. You can rest easy knowing that when your door bell rings Squish Pest Control has sent a true professional to resolve your Salem and Portland pest issue. Squish Pest Control provides a free quote Salem and Portland. Our technicians will take the time and care to thoroughly explain the treatment options best suited for your particular problem. Our professional service is convenient as well as effective.
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