The Top 5 Foods That Attract Rodents and Rats

The Top 5 Foods That Attract Rodents and Rats

Food Sources That Attract Mice and Rats to Your Home

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The last thing anyone wants to deal with is finding wild rodents in their home. Like us humans, rodents and rats too, have their favourite foods that attract them to their homes. Know the top 5 foods that attract rodents and rats:

  1. Fruits and Vegetables:

The sights and smells of produce are not only appealing to humans, but to rodents as well. Overripe and rotting fruits and vegetables are especially attractive to them. Consume fresh produce quickly and discard any produce that is beyond use quickly in a sealed container.

  1. Grains and Seeds:

Rodents love baked goods of all kinds. They also take delight in the crunchiness of seeds, including flax, pumpkin and sunflower seeds. The quick energy of carbohydrates sends these pests burrowing into cabinets and pantries looking for more. Rodents relish both fresh and old, mouldy samples. Take time to thoroughly clean floors, tabletops and counters to make sure no tell-tale crumbs are left behind.

  1. Proteins:

Rodents balance their love of carbohydrates with an appetite for proteins, including cheeses, peanut butter and a variety of meats. The aroma of cooking meats brings rodents scurrying. They are also just as attracted to the smell of rotting meat and grease. Seal up or freeze meats, cheeses and other proteins to avoid unintentionally inviting these invaders into your home.

  1. Snack and Oily Foods:

Sweet and salty snack foods are fun additions to summer meals and gatherings. Rodents enjoy getting in on the festivities. Bags or cardboard boxes of snacks are just the kinds of challenges rodents readily accept. They love to crawl around in your cabinets and tear into these packages for a savory midnight treat. Protect your snacks in plastic containers that conceal smells from the pests that seek them.

  1. Pet Foods:

The ingredients found in pet foods are just as appetizing to rodents as they are to your furry family members. It is natural for their smells and serving sizes to interest rodents of all kinds. Just like snack foods, seek ways to store pet food that blocks their smells from escaping and rodents from accessing them. Leave pet foods out only at feeding times.

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Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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