Pest Control Birmingham AL – It’s Time for Mice
But, it’s not a perfect world. One pest may go away but now we have others to watch out for. Take rodents for example…
It’s estimated that during winter season rodents will seek shelter in more than 21 million homes across the United States.
Many of you reading this newsletter today could be one of them.
Can you say EEK?!
Never underestimate the damage rodents can cause to your home – not to mention the fact that they carry very dangerous diseases.
Pest Control Birmingham AL – 8 Tips for Mice Prevention
- Don’t store pet food or birdseed in garages or storage sheds, where it is especially attractive to deer mice. Also make sure your trash is always secured in a plastic container; never leave trash in bags especially for long periods of time. Make sure all food is stored well and rodents can’t get inside it.
2. House mice like to hide in clutter, so keep all storage areas clean and always store boxes off the floor.
3. You should regularly inspect your home for signs of an infestation, such as droppings, gnaw marks, and damaged food containers.
4. Seal all cracks and holes on the outside your home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter your home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both. This will keep mice out.
5. Eliminate all potential moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests.
6. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
7. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
8. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.
If you spot any evidence of rodent infestation, you should act immediately. Rodents reproduce quickly, and a small problem can turn into a big issue overnight if left untreated.
Rodent control and management are important for health and safety reasons. If you suspect a rodent infestation call Horizons Pest Control right away! We have the perfect solution for ridding your home of these dangerous and dirty pests!
Horizons Professional Pest Control is a local, family owed business that has been proudly serving the Birmingham-metro area since 2000.
Horizons is licensed and bonded to provide a variety of services including: regular pest control services (monthly, bimonthly, quarterly), termites bonds, pest removal, flea treatments, bed bug treatments, mosquito and tick barriers, and german cockroach baiting services.
We want to help you to keep your home safe. Give us a call at (205) 970-0577.