Mice, rats, and other rodents look for two things during the cold winter months: food and shelter. Your home perfectly fulfills both of these needs. If you suspect a rodent problem in your home, don’t delay. Instead, call Lawn Plus LLC to schedule a pest inspection right away.
Every year, as the weather cools throughout the Miami Valley, we receive an increasing number of phone calls about rodent control. Rodents become increasingly aggressive in their search for shelter during the winter months. As such, homeowners may begin to notice signs of rodents in their homes during the late fall and winter. The winter months also coincide with rodents’ breeding season. This means that a small rodent problem can grow into a massive infestation in a matter of weeks.
Signs of a Problem
As previously mentioned, rodents seek out food and warmth during the harsh winter months. They particularly love to infiltrate cluttered attics, kitchen cupboards, and other hidden spaces, where they can find food and shelter. Signs of a rodent infestation are signaled by the following findings:
- Rodent droppings around food packages, in cupboards, and under the kitchen sink
- Clumps of shredded cellulose material (used for nesting)
- Gnaw marks or holes in food packages
- Gnaw marks or holes in walls and floors
- Scurrying sounds in walls or ceilings
- Stale odors emanating from from hidden corners of the home.
Keeping rodents out of your home requires annual preventative maintenance. First, seal visible cracks and crevices in your home’s exterior that could serve as an entry point. Mice are good climbers and can fit through tiny holes, so you must be vigilant in sealing your home from top to bottom. Additionally, clean up cluttered areas near your home that can serve as a rodent hideout. Likewise, store trash far from your home in a sealed trash can. Lastly, store food in airtight containers to deter hungry scavengers and keep kitchen floors and counters clear of crumbs.
If you suspect a rodent problem in your Dayton area home, contact Lawn Plus at (937) 839-5296. We will promptly schedule an inspection to determine the level of infestation. Then, we will customize a plan to rid your home of invaders for good. Furthermore, we offer economical and convenient pest control programs that keep your home free from a variety of pests, including rodents, year round.