Follow these guidelines to keep rats and other unwanted critters away.

  • Do not leave any food outside and do not place your garbage out early.

  • Put outdoor garbage bags in metal garbage cans with securely fitted lids to stop critters from feeding on contents.

  • Clean around the house – less clutter means fewer places to hide.

  • Clean up pet food and bird seed debris.

  • Keep gardens free from debris and keep clutter to a minimum.

  • If you have a compost heap don’t include organic food waste as that will attract rats and critters.

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