Posted by Jennifer Smith on 24th Oct 2016
“Although rodents are a year-round
problem, we do find that consumers report an uptick in rodent
infestations occurring in the fall and winter months,” PPMA Executive
Director Cindy Mannes says in a news release. “In fact, rodents invade
about 21 million homes in the U.S. each winter, making them one of the
most common pests."
Designated by the National Pest Management Association, Rodent Awareness Week is a designated week in October to educate homeowners about the damages caused by small critters in-and-around homes and gardens.
There are several rodent protection tactics that you can reinforce including:
- Physically removing them by some means;
- Taking away their source(s) of food [in-and-around gardens];
- Using rodent repellents inside the home and your outside garden;
- Regulatory Control/Pest Extermination Measures
For gardeners, Mastergardening.com staff strongly suggest investing in deer fencing with rodent protection to safeguard organic gardens. You have worked hard to maintain your garden for years; so why let it go because of a rabbit or groundhog? Additionally, there are a number of rodent repellents that you can include around the garden to keep nosy animals away such as traps, rodent granules, and repellent sprays.
Although Rodent Awareness Week only lasts between October 23-29th, we strongly suggest using these measures year-round for rodent prevention and control.
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