Pests like cockroaches, ants, mice, and mosquitoes are annoying pests, but usually only during certain months of the year. Our heat wave and heavy rainfall keeps a lot of pests that usually go away come fall and winter still hanging around. But in the colder months these 2 pests are always a possible problem to deal with- Mice Rats Squirrels
- Mice and Rats
Mice and rats will seek shelter and warmth during the cold winter months. They can fit through very small openings so eliminating entry points is an effective way at preventing them from coming into your home. Here are some helpful tips.
Eliminating food and water sources is also effective.
Replace damaged roof tiles and fill any cracks in the roofing cement.
Keep your attics and garages tidy and clutter free.
Store your items in plastic containers versus cardboard.
Store food in airtight containers and don’t leave any dirty dishes in the sink. Empty your trash regularly and make sure trash can lids are secure. Don’t leave trash bags out in the open.
Clean countertops, stoves, and behind the fridge regularly and sweep and vacuum often.
Don’t leave pet food out overnight and seal unused pet food in airtight containers. Replace weather-stripping on windows and doors.
They like to frequent attics and chimneys to make their nests. Cover chimneys with chimney caps. Keep shrubbery trimmed away from the house and cut down overhanging limbs. Replace rotting wood and seal any entry points including where pipes and utilities come into the home and overhanging eaves. You may need to have a professional check for all the possible entry spots because once they come in for the winter, it becomes a duel problem. One getting them out safely and two repairing any damage they may do to wires, etc. in your attic.
We at Southern Pest Control can eliminate either of these pests before an infestation occurs in your home. We have been serving the Gulf Coast for over 38 years with well trained professionals. Please visit our website at www.southernpestcontrol.biz to meet our team and learn about all the services we offer. We are proud to be a member of many local community organizations in the Gulf Coast Region.