Every year, 21 million homes in the United States are invaded by mice, rats and other rodents. This invasion can cause a lot of problems for homeowners. Rodents spread diseases, carry parasites, and can cause massive amounts of damage to property. But don’t worry, there are 5 simple steps you can follow to get rid of mice.
Dangers of Mice In Your Home
Most people don’t realize this, but a rodent infestation can happy really quickly! When you see one mouse, you can bet there are more mice hiding nearby. Plus, a single pregnant mouse can give birth to as many as 12 babies every 3 weeks.
Mice also carry diseases. These small pests can carry up to 200 human pathogens – some can be life-threatening such as Hantavirus, bubonic plague, salmonella and rat-bite fever. And let’s not forget about their fecal matter. One mouse can produce between 40 and 100 droppings per day and leave behind a constant trail of urine. Over time, this fecal mess will spread bacteria and diseases throughout your house.
As the temperatures warm up and we get ready to play in the sun, we find the bugs and pests do the same. However, there are a few pest control tips you can implement to help keep the pests away so you can have fun all day.
1) A Clean Kitchen
What’s more appealing to ants and insects than crumbs they can find on your kitchen counter or floor? Nothing, they love this and believe they’ve hit the jackpot. Make sure to clean your counters, sweep your floors, and put food away immediately. By keeping your kitchen clean you can avoid inviting those pesky bugs and pests to a buffet you didn’t intend to provide.
2) Remove Standing Water
Standing water in toys, plant dishes, or items unintentionally left outside invite mosquitos to the party. Removing standing water will help control mosquitoes because standing water is a breeding ground for those pests. Take a look around the yard and dump out any water that doesn’t need to be there.
As the snow melts and the weather begins to warm up, more and more people start to spend time outside. Unfortunately, this also means that bugs and insects also start to move around as they come out from their winter hiding spots. Often times this leads to bugs and insects searching for food or water, which they can find inside your home! Fear not! There is a way to keep bugs off of your house, and we will tell you exactly how to do just that.
How to Keep Bugs off Of your House
The simplest and most effective way to keep bugs off of your house is to treat the exterior of your home. This is a process that requires the application of chemicals on and around your home. But don’t worry, these chemicals are safe for pets and humans alike! If you watch the video below, you will see just how quick and easy an exterior spray treatment is.
Let’s be perfectly honest here. There are very few insects that scare people more than bed bugs. The idea of little critters climbing all over us in the dark of night makes even grown men cringe. But possibly one of the most challenging things regarding bed bugs is how do you find them? Well, today we are going to show you the best way to find bed bugs.
Bed Bugs Are Small, But Cause Big Problems
Bed Bugs are small parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals. They are roughly 1mm to 7mm in length and are reddish-brown in color. They are predominately active only at night. Bed bugs greatly dislike light, so they are often hiding inside mattresses and inside walls and furniture. Continue reading The Best Way to Find Bed Bugs→
Is there anyway to get rid of bed bugs yourself? The answer is a simple and resounding YES!
The only way to completely kill all bed bugs in every stage of their life cycle is through heat treatment. Which effectively heats the ambient air temperature to 122 degrees or higher. Bed bugs are unable to survive in such high temperatures. The bed bug heaters work best to eliminate an infestation because heat can penetrate into cracks and crevices in the home, around curtains, into closets, carpets, mattresses, outlets, etc. There’s no place for these tiny pests to hide. If you believe you have a bed bug issue and you want to get rid of the bed bugs yourself, you can now rent bed bug heaters from Erdye’s Pest Control.
If you want to learn more about how easy our heat treatment equipment is to use, simply watch the video below.