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.
As the temperatures begin to drop with the season, mice, rats, and rodents will be looking for warm places to stay. Whether you have just bought a new home and you are settling into homeownership or you are looking for ways to maintain your long-term home value, pest control is important but there's a concern you might be joined by four-legged pests, like rats, mice, and other rodents who may want to set up household in your new home, too. While you may be fine with an invited overnight guest or two, you draw the line when it comes to unannounced creatures of the night. Consider these tips to prevent rodents from moving into your home.
Mice control could be as simple as setting traps if you catch on to the freeloaders early enough. If you don’t and end up with a large infestation, you may need a professional to come out and eradicate them for you. Mice not only make a mess and present health issues, but they may also chew on the wiring in your home, which then causes a fire hazard.