Fall marks the beginning of rodent season. As the weather cools, pests move inside and you may find yourself in need of mouse extermination. If you’re in the Lexington, KY, area, Guarantee Pest Control is proud to provide quick and effective residential pest control especially during this time of year.
If you want to reduce your risk of having a mouse problem this year, follow these tips from these expert pest exterminators:
- Block Entry Points: The first step is to prevent mice from being able to enter your home. Going into fall, take half an hour to walk around your house looking for points of entry. Note all of these problem areas and try to eliminate them with gnaw-proof materials, like sheet metal. Remember, if a pencil can fit under a door, so can a mouse. Mice are active mainly at night, so it’s most important to keep doors and windows shut and secure after the sun sets.
- Block Food Sources: Check your home for food that might be spilled behind the refrigerator, under the furniture, or in cabinets. Any unsecured food could attract rodents. Go through your pantry and put all of your cereals, flour, and other foodstuffs in sealed containers.
- Use Baits and Traps: It can be extremely difficult to stop rodents from entering your house. In fact, it may become necessary to use traps. The best time to set them out is in the beginning of fall so that they are in place to catch mice before they become a problem. Sonic devices can be useful to discourage mice from moving into your home, but, if they’re already there, you may need to call on the expertise of pest management professionals like the ones at Guarantee Pest Control.
To learn more about the residential pest control services available from Guarantee Pest Control, as well as how to further protect your home from mice, give the professionals a call at (859) 254-2076, or visit them online. For more tips, news, and deals, be sure to like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!