Mice Take Over In The Fall…


As the temperature outside drops, we cozy up inside our nice, warm houses. Unfortunately, so do rodents. Whether the invaders are as small as an ant or as big as a family of skunks, your best defense against pests is sealing off their entry points into your fortress. Here’s what to do:

Evaluate the Exterior
Mice are probably the biggest wintertime pest concern. A mouse can sneak in through a hole no bigger than a dime. When examining your home’s exterior walls, experts say to look for light coming through cracks. Also, feel for air movement, which can sometimes point you to a crack you can’t see.

Control Your Garden
Plants close to the house provide a haven rodents as they await their chance to dart through an open door. Keep plants 1 to 2 feet away from the house, weeds trimmed to a minimum, and don’t let junk collect near the house.

If You’re Invaded
Pests are relentless, and despite your best efforts, unwanted critters may sneak into your house and set up camp. Here’s what to do if you have an infestation on your hands:

Identify the Intruder
You can’t fight if you don’t know what you’re dealing with. If you’ve caught sight of the pest, a quick Internet search should help you ID it. But sometimes you can see only signs of infestation: a chewed baseboard or a few droppings, for example. If this is the case (or even if you’ve spotted the invader but can’t tell what it is), send in photos for professional identification. “People email us pictures of what they’ve found all the time,”.

Plan a Course of Action
Many pests can be treated with over-the-counter products you can buy yourself. We sell Contrac – this is small packets that can be put in garages or in crawspaces or attics or any places that your pet can not get ahold of. For more information on Contrac CLICK HERE.