During a recent trip to Brigham Young’s St. George home, I was reminded why the pioneer beds had such long tapered legs, and the beds were so high off the floor. It wasn’t just so the “honey pot” would fit under the bed. Decon and Rat be Gone hadn’t been invented yet and rats and mice were still common house guests, spreading their germs and diseases so uncommon in our modern homes today.
After natural disasters rodent populations swell in Mother Nature’s rearranged landscapes. But even without a disaster, stored foods like grains, TVP, pet foods, pasta, etc., attract critters. Rodents will go through about anything to get to food –plastic buckets, fiber barrels and boxes, and even house siding materials. Once inside, they leak all over everything, too, adding unwanted flavors, etc., to the food.
Rats and mice can’t go through metal containers. So, anything they like you must store in a way they can’t get at it. IT’S IMPORTANT TO STORE, STORE RIGHT, AND STORE RIGHT NOW.
For more information call (your emergency preparedness specialist).
CATCH THE VISION, GET THE FACTS, DEVELOP SKILLS, AND BE PREPARED.