The need for residential rodent control doesn’t drop off just because the mercury drops. In fact, pest control companies often see an uptick in rodent calls during the colder months. Lots of pests find their way inside homes during the winter, for the same reasons people tend to stay inside: It’s cold out there!
Here are four of the most common ways residential rodent control is important even in the winter:
1. Rodents are warm-blooded mammals.
They would prefer not to spend the cold winter months outside. That’s why they seek out warm, safe shelters for themselves. Unfortunately, our homes fit the bill perfectly for rodents looking for a cozy winter home.
2. In addition to shelter, rodents are constantly looking for sources of food and water.
In the winter, plants go dormant and water sources can dry up or freeze. When rats or mice make their way inside your home, they know right away your place offers warmth and shelter. If they also find access to food and water somewhere inside, they will do everything they can to stay put.
3. You may not want to hear this, but there’s a chance your rodents have been in your home for a long time.
You just didn’t notice their presence until now. People tend to spend more time indoors when it’s cold out, which gives you more opportunities to hear scratching noises in the walls. Maybe you’ve found some droppings in the pantry when you did some early spring cleaning. The mice could have been inside for months – you just haven’t been around enough to notice.
4. If you already have rodents in your home, then you know more can find their way inside, too.
This is why effective residential rodent control cannot stop with just removing the rodents that are inside. All potential entry points have to be located and sealed to prevent more invasions in the future.
Well now that you know there are rodents in your house, what should you do? The surest way to get rid of your current rodent problem and prevent more issues in the future is to invest in wildlife exclusion, a process where rodent entry points are sealed to prevent further infestations. Your pest control technician could also identify and correct other problems you hadn’t even noticed before. Some other common wintertime pest complaints include increased spider populations and wildlife in the attic.
North Fulton Pest Solutions has provided residential rodent control all over Atlanta for almost half a century. We know nearly everything there is to know about the area’s pests and their habits. No matter what pest problems you’re experiencing, our many years in the industry mean we know how to fix the problem quickly. Call (770) 475-7419 to learn more about the residential rodent control services offered by North Fulton Pest Solutions.