Getting rid of rodents that decide to make your home their home isn't the easiest thing in the world. However, with some prevention, you can minimize the chances of these pests taking refuge in your home for the fall and winter. Part of rodent control is making sure they have a hard time getting into your home in the first place. Mice and rats come in because they are looking for a warm place, food and water.
With fall just around the corner, it's time to get ready to combat fall insects and other pests. You shouldn't be asking, "What bugs come out in fall?" but instead, ask yourself, "What bugs and rodents do I have to prepare for?" Rodents, German cockroaches, spiders, beetles, and ladybugs are all going to be looking for a warm place where they can find food and water to overwinter.
Depending on the size of the infestation and whether you start DIY rodent control before the infestation gets too big, it could cost more to do it yourself. Rodent control plug in devices are expensive and do not always work. If you don’t take preventative measures, you will constantly fight a growing population.
Just like we like to head indoors when the weather starts to turn, so too do rodents. Unfortunately, by the time you see the signs of an infestation, it means that you already have several pests running around after you've gone to bed. Pests don't just search for crumbs while they're sharing your house. They can spread disease, chew up electrical wires, and carry in even more pests (e.g., ticks, fleas, etc.). Plus, they can get into any part of your property. From the garage to the shed, they can go relatively unnoticed until they've proliferated into huge numbers. Rodent control starts with spotting the entry ways and working to block them. When you're searching for anything online that 'keeps rodents out of my home', we'll give you all the tips you need.
Part of rodent control is blocking anywhere they can enter your house. You can tell if you have a rodent infestation if you see rodent droppings in dark corners or their greasy trails against walls. The hair on rodents leaves a streak that is easily seen on white baseboards. Mice, rats and other rodents looking for a warm, dry place to live also carry disease that could transfer to you or your pets. And, they often chew wiring, which creates a fire hazard. Contact Clint Miller Exterminating if you notice a rodent problem, so you can get rid of them before they get too out of control. Mice can have up to six babies every three weeks, or up to 35 new rodents in the house every year. And that’s only if one female is inside.
You probably won’t notice a mouse infestation until you start seeing their feces near your baseboards and around your food containers. By then, it’s too late – you probably have several of those little critters sharing your home. Before you call for rodent control services, you should find where the mice are getting in and seal up their entry points. Keep your eye out for droppings under sinks, in drawers and other hidden areas, and chewed-up cardboard, material and other matter to make nests. Mice will chew holes in floors and walls.
If you’ve noticed little black or brown pellets by the baseboards or on food containers, you may have a rodent infestation. You might never see a mouse, since they tend to stay out of sight. While some might think mice are cute, they could carry disease – and they make a mess. To see if you have rodents, look for signs of an infestation.
Before the cool weather hits and urges rodents to look for a warm, dry place to stay for the winter, block rodent access points. Part of rodent control is preventing them from finding ways into your home. The other part is using the proper rodent control products and services to eradicate the mice that do get in. Keep food in airtight containers and make sure you don’t have water leaks. Food and water attract these pests when it is getting ready to get cold. Also, once rodents get into your home, it’s difficult to get them out. If you noticed signs of rodents in your home and have not had luck trapping them, it’s time to call a professional like Clint Miller Exterminating.
Going indoors when the weather is bad just makes sense. People do it, and animals and insects want to do it, as well. Because of that drive for protection from the elements, you can find that there are suddenly fall pests in your home that you weren't looking for. You could end up with mice, rats, and rodents, along with ladybugs and stinkbugs, just to name a few. A ladybug infestation might seem better than a stinkbug infestation, but neither one of those things are good for a home or its occupants. In order to avoid the fall pests and reduce the risk of problems, there are some things you can do to get ready for fall.