Tips for a Rodent Free Farm Shed

Posted by Sheds n Homes Launceston on 30 October 2014

Now that summer is nearly here, mice, rats and snakes tend to come into Tasmanian homes looking water and food. The only plus if you get a snake, you definitely won’t get rats or mice. Either way, these little guys are certainly not welcomed visitors. Here are a few tips on how to keep them out of your farm shed.

Look for Possible Openings in your Shed

It’s amazing how smaller a hole mice and rats can get into. These little animals are eager little creatures and they can make their way in through a gap that is the size of a 20 cent piece. We suggest you look around your farm shed and seal off any gaps that you can find. You will also need to look at the heating, plumbing, vents, rooflines and even electrical outlets to ensure there is no way for them to enter. There are a variety of ways that you can seal these areas, simply Google and you should find your answers.

Trim Trees

If you have trees located near your farm shed, then these are great platforms for rodents to enter your rural steel building. Sheds n Homes Launceston suggest trimming your trees back so that they don’t give these pests extra opportunity to make home in your farm shed.

Don’t Leave Food Lying Around

Rats and mice love food of any type. So if you leave food lying around, then you are basically tempting them to come inside and make home in your farm shed. Make sure you clean up any scraps, or best of all, don’t bring food into your farm shed at all. If you store feed for your livestock, then make sure it is stored in airtight containers – and make sure those rooms are sealed off.

Set up Traps

Rodents especially are a huge nuisance, and once they are in, they start breeding like nothing else. If you already have a rodent infestation, then you should set up some traps (it doesn’t hurt to do so if you don’t). You’ll find mice and rattraps at supermarkets and hardware stores.

Clean up your Farm Shed

A messy farm shed is a rat and mouse playground. Clean up clutter so they don’t have a place to hide in your steel structure.

Get a Cat

The traditional way of keeping your home free of rats and mice is by investing in a cat, but they can be a nuisance themselves at times.

These rodents can do serious damage to your property, as they chew their way through electrical chords, eat food, leave disease-ridden droppings and are just damn right annoying. Don’t let your farm shed be at risk of an infestation, rodent proof your farm shed today.