Do you have a shed? Are you struggling trying to keep mice away? Well, with the right garden sheds tips you can be able to rodent-proof your shed. Like many owners of Garden Sheds in Rockingham, you’re probably using yours to keep your lawn products. Other owners on the other hand use them to store a variety of home maintenance equipment. Furthermore, you can use them to store just about any other item you don’t use as much.
Unfortunately, garden sheds make perfect shelters for rodents looking for a place to hide out. This is more so true during cold seasons. They normally do this due to two things, having a warm place to stay and constant food. This post will share with you details of how you can rodent-proof your shed. Of course, this is going to focus more on how best to eliminate the two things that attract rodents to your shed.
Making Garden Sheds Rockingham Less Attractive To Rodents
The first thing you want to do is make your shed less attractive to rodents. You can do this by ensuring you only go for specialised best quality garden sheds Rockingham. What do we mean by less attractive? Well, make it less appealing as a shelter for rodents. One way you can be able to do this is by ensuring there are no holes or cracks a rodent can exploit. The best way to find out if these cracks or holes exist is by taking a perimeter walk around your shed.
An area of importance you should also look at is the roof. When doing so, you want to make sure that there are no areas where a rodent can explore. In particular, make sure there are no small cracks or holes as well. While at it, make sure that there is no space near a window or under doors. All in all try a much as possible to make it hard for a rodent to easily move in and out your sheds garages.
Do Away With Food That Attracts Rodents
Other than finding an ideal shelter, rodents are likely to make garages their home if there is constant food for them. If there is food especially during winter in, best believe that they’ll find ways to get in. So what do rats or mice tend to eat while at garden sheds Rockingham? In most cases, they tend to feed on a number of items found on shed garages. In particular, anything that is seed related is a food magnet for rodents.
This is more so important with house mice as opposed to rats. Rats on the other hand are omnivores. In other words, they’ll eat just about anything that smells good. This in mind, it is very important that you keep or store such products far away as possible. These products include meals like pet food, birdseed, wildflower seeds, grass seeds etc. In addition to keeping them far away, make sure you seal them properly. This will help make it impossible for rodents to sniff the food. Hence, they won’t try to come in to your shed.
Consider Using Rodent Repelling Rancid Scents
Have you done all this and still can’t make garden sheds Rockingham rodent free? Well, consider using rodent-repelling scents. This is important because rodents heavily rely on their high sense of smell. If they smell or sniff rancid scents there is a high chance that they’ll not visit your shed. The question many ask when it comes to rancid scents or smells that rodents hate is type. Many don’t know the right product to go for. This in mind, there are three mainly used rancid scents. These three are;
- Peppermint Oil
- Chilli Oil
Although listed on this list of four, it is advised to use at least two scents at a time. With mothballs, you might not get the results you want. Hence, ensure you go for it as a last option.
Do you have additional questions on how best to keep sheds garages rodents-free? Do get in touch with Trojan Patios and Sheds. We do have a well-trained well-experienced team in place to answer all your shed questions.
Even better, our services, despite being high quality, are affordable. We’ll work to ensure your garden shed in Rockingham is properly built. In particular, we’ll ensure it has no cracks or holes.
To get in touch with us dial the following Trojan Patios and Sheds number 08 9524 6662. There is an option of contacting us online. For this, you will need the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org.