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Cold weather on the way: How you can keep rodents from getting inside

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – One thing to think about with the cooler weather approaching is making sure pests outside don’t seek refuge inside your home.

Experts at Wil-Kil Pest Control in Chippewa Falls said a simple inspection for holes in walls, doors and siding can help you be proactive in keeping bugs, mice and bats out.

They say some types of mice can get into a house through a hole the size of a pencil eraser, and simply filling the holes with concrete, caulk or copper mesh can prevent them from coming inside for years to come.

They add the practice can also be cost effective in the winter.

“The nice thing about all of these kind of things is when you are sealing holes around your house, whether it is with door sweeps or calk, you are sealing entry points for losing air,” said Jason Freels, regional manager at Wil-Kil. “It’s Wisconsin, so we want to have our homes insulated and that is another benefit of having exclusion done on your house.”

If pests are already inside your home, Freels suggests using mouse traps with peanut butter and vacuuming bugs for quick fixes.

Mary Pautsch

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