How To Keep Rodents Out Of Your Shed This Year

Rodents can fit their bodies into very small spaces and will get where they need to for food to survive. This includes your home, garage, and even your shed if this is where they are finding food. If they are getting into your shed, they are finding some sort of food there. You need to get rid of these pests before they not only ruin your shed, they can also allow other pests to get into your shed as well. Read on for what you can do to get these pests out of your shed.

Seal Your Shed  

Seal your shed against these pests and other pests as well. To seal your shed, you'll need to repair holes in the shed, repair any areas that have been weakened by moisture and repair any other areas that have been damaged by these or other pests. Seal the door opening and any windows as well using caulk and new weather stripping.

Set Traps

Set traps in the shed for mice using snap traps with fresh bait. Set the traps with bait such as peanut butter, cheese, or something else that may take some time for the mice to be on the trap long enough to actually trap them. Using seeds may not allow them to be on the trap long enough to snap the trap. Try different types of baits to see what works best to lure them in. Once you find a good bait to lure them in, you should continue to set and reset the traps until you no longer trap any more of these pests.

Remove Food

Remove all food sources from your shed to keep from feeding these pests and to prevent future pests from getting back into the shed. You need to remove anything that may be used as food from these pests such as seeds or grains of any kind, including birdseed, grass seed, or fertilizers. Remove these from your shed or place them all into an air-tight container that will keep these pests out. Remove all sources of food or whatever these pests have been getting into that has been luring them in. You'll find small traces of whatever it was they were getting into, so find the food source and get rid of it.

If you have an issue with rodents in your shed, they can make a major mess and can allow other pests to come into your shed to create a problem for you as well. 

Contact a company like Skeeter Beater to learn more.