Keep Rodents Out of your Yard Rats are creatures that can spread all kinds of diseases. We usually think of rats as household pests, but they can be spotted around your yard and make their way inside. The primary goal of the rodent is to make their way inside your house, where there is food and warmth. If you live in a wooded area, you should be on the lookout for rats, and if you live in an open area, then watch out for field mice. No matter where you live, you may have to contend with rodents in some form, significantly if you are growing fruits or vegetables. Gardening can be messy, so ensure your area is clean when you are finished. If you have a bird feeder, clean up any mess from the floor to avoid rodent infestation. The best way to keep your garden free of rodents is to keep a clean yard. If necessary, you can purchase a storage shed to store any materials. Keep any materials sealed in a container. Rodents have potent senses and will be attracted to any attractive scents they spot in the air. If you have a pet outside, keep food and water indoors. One of the primary causes of rodent infestation is open dog food areas. Rodents flock around a dogâ€™s area because of the free access to food and water. Rodents can spread disease to your pets and maybe eat out of your petâ€™s bowl without you knowing it. If your area has a rodent problem, be vigilant and check your yard often for signs of infestation. Rodents are not hard to find, and spotting them will not be a problem if you are a frequent gardener. Check for rodent droppings or listen carefully for resulting in your garage or basement area. Always keep your indoor area clean as well. There are many ways that rats can get inside your home, so check for any cracks or crevices that may be in your basement area. Keeping rats away will be pretty straightforward if you keep a clean area. Always be more vigilant in detecting rats if you live in isolated or forested areas. It is always best to prevent rat infestation, so be careful in sealing food and keeping a clutter-free area. Always check for signs of rats both indoors as well as outdoors.