How to Eliminate a Fall Rodent Infestation◀ Back To Blog
November 13, 2018
Rodents, such as mice and rats, have become very reliant on humans to survive. It is common for them to infiltrate New York homes in the fall as the temperature begins to drop. These pests will be looking for a place that will suit their needs and the needs of their families throughout the often cold and brutal winter months. All they need is a secure shelter that provides them with warmth and protection, and a place that is in close proximity to sources of food and water. Homes and other structures are the perfect places for them to reside, but they are not welcome guests. They will need to be removed and prevented.
Mice and rats are extremely good at entering homes and other structures through small gaps, crevices, and spaces located in foundations and exterior walls, as well as spaces around doors, windows, cables, wires, and plumbing. They can also gain entry through chimneys, vents, soffits, and screens. Once inside a home, they will build their nests in attics, basements, crawl spaces, or undisturbed areas like behind big appliances. It is very important for you to know that rodents can cause a lot of damage to a home and personal belongings. In addition, they pose a serious health risk to humans and pets alike. They can cause diseases by leaving dangerous bacteria around a home and on surfaces that come from their feces, urine, and saliva.
To eliminate a dangerous rodent infestation this fall you should contact a professional pest service in your area right away. Avoid DIY methods that can be costly, time-consuming, and fail to eliminate and prevent rodents long term. Many people have used natural mouse repellents, home remedies, and essential oils, but these things will only keep the rodents from that specific area and will not get rid of them or stop them from entering the home. Ultrasonic devices don’t always reach problem rodents in their nests and may just cause them to relocate.
Taking care of a rodent problem requires professional knowledge and skill. Since rodents are difficult to get rid of, many homeowners in New York trust the professionals at Thomas Pest Services. The sooner you call, the better. Don't let rodents get too comfortable. Our technicians take care of mice and rat problems efficiently and effectively so that you can experience a rodent-free home. Give us a call today at Thomas Pest Services.