Winter Pest Control Springfield Missouri
Pest control Springfield Missouri should be done now because colder temperatures send wintry pests, such as rats, mice, spiders and roaches searching for food and water and a warm place to nest. They can do a serious and expensive property damage, but more importantly, they contaminate food and water sources throughout the home.
- Place your food in sealed metal and glass containers because rats and mice cannot chew through them.
- Any holes as small as a pen or pencil can be used as an entry point for mice.
- Remember to check around any possible entry points like vents, pipes, gas lines, wires, and other utilities for possible entry points and seal them as necessary.
Mice are one of the most common winter pests and they’re so small they can enter the home through a small opening. Once they’re inside, mice and other pests pose serious health risks, in addition to causing actual damage in some cases. They can chew electrical wiring, causing fires. They chew holes in walls, paper, and fabric. Homeowners should conduct a thorough inspection of the home searching for signs of mice and other pests. Rodents enter the home through open doorways, cracks in the foundation, openings in the attic (often where insulation is missing) or in walls where plumbing lines enter the house – they are small and can flatten their bodies, so they can get inside in many ways.
Once inside they look for a hiding place – sometimes in a closet, the attic or a storage room. Mice will prefer nesting in warm, dark spaces – in the basement, by the water heater, in a dark crawlspace or around cracks in your home’s foundation – these all make for perfect hiding spaces for mice to nest and multiply. It’s much easier for them to get in than it is for you to get them out. It doesn’t take long for a mouse infestation to get out of control. You need pest control Springfield Missouri to protect your family and your home from the damaging effects of these disease-ridden pests.
Mice are capable of dropping up to 25,000 fecal pellets each year, an estimated 70 times each day. Rodent droppings can trigger allergies and spread disease including Hantavirus – causing headaches, fever, nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Rodents can chew through wallboards, cardboard, wood and even electrical wiring, increasing the risk of a house fire. Henriksen points out that rats only need an entry point the size of a quarter to access your home. – National Pest Management Association (NPMA).
Cockroaches and spiders, as well as rodents, can find access into the home in a variety of ways – holes in screens, doors, and windows that don’t fit well, through chimneys and openings where pipes enter the home. Once inside, they quickly find a source of food and water – usually in the kitchen – and start building a comfy little nest to spend the winter.
Expert Pest Solutions, leaders in pest control Springfield Missouri, has these tips for homeowners.
Seal cracks and holes on the outside, especially areas where utilities and pipes enter the home.
Place screening over vents and chimneys.
Make sure the attic, basement and crawl spaces are dry and ventilated.
Repair fascia, soffits and rotted roof shingles.
Replace loose mortar and weather-stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional for winter pest control Springfield, Missouri.
We’ll do whatever it takes to solve your pest problem and keep your home free of pests all year long. So, when you’re looking for winter pest control Springfield, Missouri – call Expert Pest Solutions. Request more information or call for a quote today! (417) 413-4776.