Got Pests? Here’s How to Get Them out from Under your Mobile Manufactured Home
Do you have pests living under your mobile manufactured home? You may have more to worry about than the noise or mess they make. Rodents and pests can cause considerable damage to your mobile home if you don’t get them out quickly.
Check out our top tips to rid your mobile home of these pests.
Try to Set Traps
Depending on the type of animal under your mobile home, you could set traps, just make sure they are of appropriate size. For example, if you have possums, don’t set a trap meant for rats or squirrels. Possum can get their arms stuck in the trap and run off with it.
Worse yet, you could end up getting a skunk caught up in the trap. You would be the talk of the mobile home park by one spray from these little guys.
Poison and traps a bad idea
Also, don’t put poison in the trap to lure the animals in – the poison could be harmful to your pets or kids. There’s also the added risk of the animal dying under your home, which creates even more problems as you would then have a horrendous smell and the task of removing a dead carcass from underneath your home.
Sprinkle Chili Flakes Around the Mobile Home
If you know you have animals digging underneath your mobile home, sprinkle chili flakes in the area. If you have smaller rodents, such as roaches, sprinkle boric acid. Both substances will stop the pests from digging underneath your home.
This helps keep them more accessible, increasing your chances of catching them in a trap and moving them to safety. The idea isn’t to kill the rodents, but rather prevent them from getting further down into the dirt and making them hard to remove.
Make Noise and Shine Light
Wildlife animals don’t like noise and light. Make plenty of noise, especially at night to keep them away. Installing motion sensor lights to shine underneath the home may also help. Animals typically run away from the light, rather than toward it, keeping them out from under your home.
Install or Fix the Mobile Home’s Skirting
Once you know underneath your mobile home is pest-free, install or fix the skirting. A mobile home’s skirting is what keeps pests out from underneath it. If you have skirting, inspect it. Are there holes or cracks that small rodents can get through? Repair or replace the skirting immediately. Skipping skirting or not inspecting it is like inviting animals to come underneath your mobile home and get cozy.
Keep it Clean
Animals love debris. Make it a habit to walk around your home every few days, looking for trash and debris. Don’t forget about your garbage cans too. If they aren’t sealed or cleaned, pests will be more attracted to the area around your home.
Call the Professionals
If your tactics fail, don’t be afraid to call pest control professionals. The right company can apply a barrier treatment that prevents pests from coming near your property. Discuss your options with the professionals, though, if you have children or pets, as you need to ensure their safety too. Many times these professionals will also work with you to just relocate the pest.