If you live in a highly populated urban area, there may be a large population of rats living in your community. Keeping these rats out of your yard is one way to help keep them out of your home. Here are a few options to consider when working to prevent rats from roaming your yard.
Mesh Fence Covers
Whether you have a picket fence, a chain link fence, or a wood slat fence, rats can squeeze their way through small openings to get into your yard. One option for keeping rats away is to install a fine mesh that covers the fence. This mesh helps eliminate spaces the rats can use to sneak into your yard, and it can also help prevent other rodents from roaming as well. Work with your fencing contractor to get the mesh securely installed, or take it on as a DIY project.
Secure Trash And Compost
Rats are typically looking for a source of food when they enter your yard, so you'll want to do as much as you can to eliminate these food sources. Covered trash cans with locking lids can be a great option for keeping rats out of your trash, and and you can also find covered compost bins to keep rats out. Remember that the compost bins shouldn't be covered at all times, as this can allow gas to build up over time. Keep the bins uncovered while you are in the yard, and cover them when you leave to keep rats at bay.
Hire A Landscaper
A landscaper can be a great defense against rats. Your landscaper can keep grass trimmed, remove tall weeds, and prune bushes back to prevent hiding places for rats. Tall grass and unkempt bushes can provide shelter for rats, so keeping the lawn manicured can prevent hiding spaces rats can use for shelter. Arrange regularly scheduled maintenance, and work with your landscaper to create a beautiful look for your yard that also keeps rats away. Remember that you'll also want to keep toys and other items stored away when not in use, as even a kid's playhouse or overturned bicycle can be used as shelter for rats.
Contact A Pest Control Expert
Prevention is the best cure for rodent infestations, and your rodent control expert can help identify problem areas in your yard that might attract rats. Schedule a consultation, and have him or her inspect your home as well. You might find that you have openings in the home rats can use to gain entrance and set up shop inside once they've crossed into your yard.
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