You wouldn’t want to spend the entire winter outdoors, so it should be no surprise that rodents would prefer not to either. As the cooler temperatures arrive, it is not uncommon to find yourself with a spike in rodent intrusion. The best way to deal with this is to avoid it happening to begin with, so right now is the best time to reach out to a rodent control professional.
One of the things that a rodent control professional will look for is any opening that a mouse or rat could fit through to get inside your home. It might surprise you that a mouse can get through a space no larger than that of a dime. A rat needs a slightly larger opening, but not by much. A hole the size of a quarter is sufficient. In addition, they are very determined, so they can take a smaller hole and enlarge it until they can get in. Sealing up any openings is critical to keeping these cold-weather home intruders from setting up in your home.
Keep in mind that while mice might be cute, they can also be very destructive and pose a health risk to your family. They breed and multiply prolifically, so you can quickly have a major rodent problem to deal with if you do not prevent their entry or deal with any that made it right away. If you don’t, you could notice electrical damage, as well as damaged insulation and other building materials. Your belongings, such as clothing and furniture, can make for great nesting material.
If you suspect a rodent problem or would like to prevent rodents with professional rodent control services, reach out to us at Quality Control, Inc. We are happy to help with an infestation or to keep you from being one of the millions of homes each year that unwittingly become a home to rodents during the winter months. Contact us today for an appointment.