5 Ways You Can Easily Critter-Proof Your Cabin

No one wants to deal with any pests invading their space, especially when it’s your cabin or vacation home where you’re trying to get away and relax! Thankfully, there are many simple ways that you can critter-proof your cabin.

1. Identify and seal any entry points.
Start by identifying all of the places where rodents and other creatures may find an entrance. Check the roof, gables, doors, windows, foundation, vents, etc., and start a list of all the spots you’ll need to seal.

2. Use copper mesh instead of steel wood.
Steel wood can initially do the trick at filling in holes in your home, but it can rust and wear out after just a season or two. Copper mesh is a lot more durable and will work even better than steel wood.

3. Don’t use mothballs or poison.
Although it may seem like a quick fix, mothballs, poison, and other chemicals are not the most effective way to keep pests out of your place. Plus, they contain harmful ingredients that can be dangerous for humans.

4. Seal your food.
Be sure you are sealing your food when it’s not in use. It’s a good idea to invest in some good-quality containers that lock shut to keep creatures out.

5. Clean up before you leave.
Whenever you leave your cabin, be sure that you clean up after yourself. Make sure you don’t leave any food or trash behind.

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