Did you know that Erdye’s Pest Control is a licensed bat removal specialists in the State of Wisconsin? We are! We know bats and we know how to remove them properly. These interesting and unique creatures only need the width of your pinky to get in to anywhere they find appealing. And not all information on bats is bad but, bats living in your home, however, are not where you want them to be.
Bats can consume up to 1,200 mosquitos in an hour and can consume up to their weight on other insects every night. This consumption helps to keep the bug population under control naturally.
Bats deciding to live in a home attic or an outbuilding that humans occupy or frequent are not a good thing. Bat droppings, bat mites, and bat bugs are not good for human health. Fungi living in bat droppings can cause lung disease, while bat mites and bat bugs can bite humans and spread disease.
The Not So Ugly but Pretty Cool Facts About Bats
Bats have amazing homing abilities and will return to the same summer or winter home year after year. Bats can live for a long-time…some up to 30 years. This makes for generations of bats returning to the same area for years and years.
What to Do if You Have a Bat Issue?
If your bat issue is in the attic of your home, they are usually getting in where two roofs meet on a building and the seal is not complete. Inspect your home for tiny openings and gaps where your soffit and fascia meet the roof line. Because bats in Wisconsin are protected and it is illegal to kill them, proper bat removal from a home or building is needed. After the bats are removed, then the property needs to be sealed properly to keep them from returning.
If you believe bats are living in your home and have questions or concerns, call us at 920.455.0373 to schedule a 100% FREE inspection.
Do you consider squirrels to be a pest? If they are getting inside of your home, you most likely do. Pest control services do not just include the little bugs but can also consist of squirrels, snakes, and other unwanted insects and animals in your home. One of our latest adventures was to help a homeowner with a squirrel issue at their home. Our method of choice was to use a squirrel extruder.
Squirrel extruders allow the squirrel to exit the building yet the squirrel cannot get back in. The picture below shows the cone that we installed on the homeowners house. This allows the squirrel to be unharmed and to go on with their business, just not inside this house.
After we know that the squirrel has used the squirrel extruder, we come back to seal up the house so the squirrel cannot get back in. It’s safe for the squirrel and safe for the homeowner.
If you have any questions on pest control issues at your home or business, give us a call at 920.455.0373. We’re happy to help rid your home or business of pests.
Are mosquitos ruining your summer fun? Don’t let these pesky buggers stop you from enjoying the great outdoors and family summer fun. Erdye’s Pest Control installs MistAway® Mosquito Misting Systems, an automatic mosquito control product.
The MistAway system sprays a very fine mist of botanical insecticide into your landscape through misters that once installed, hide into your landscape. Typically the mister will spray twice a day. Once in the early morning and once later in the evening depending upon what will work best for your situation.
The video below shows how the misters are set around the landscape. It will also show how the mister part of the system works. This has been a very effective mosquito control product along with controlling wood ticks. The premise is to kill the mosquitos where they bed down. Within a day or two, the decrease in mosquitos is about 90% to 95% so you’ll receive the benefits rather quickly.
If interested in finding out more information, please view our page dedicated to the MistAway® System here. If you are interested in a no-obligation estimate of the system, please call us at 920.455.0373.
Most of us prefer not to have mice in our homes and with good reason. Mice can carry many diseases and a mouse infestation could be making you and your family sick. Today’s 7 tips to keeping mice from entering your home will keep you from having a mouse infestation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and now is the time to plan before fall heads into town to protect your home and family from mice.
Implement these 7 tips to keeping mice from entering your home today.
1) Walk around your home and inspect the outside of your house. Look for any holes or cracks on the exterior of your home. Look where utilities enter into your home and make sure that all holes are sealed with caulk, steel wool or both.
2) Check your vents and chimney openings. Use a fine mesh screen to control mice from entering your home via these routes.
3) Check all window screens to make sure there are no holes. If you find a hole, replace the screen to keep those unwanted critters from making your home theirs.
4) Store firewood away from your home and up off the ground. Stacked firewood is a great place for mice to make homes. You don’t want mice to be by your front door now do you?
5) Dispose of garbage regularly, mice want to eat just like we do so they are always looking to be close to food sources.
6) Store food in airtight containers.
7) Replace or install door sweeps on exterior doors. It takes only a small opening for a mouse to get into your home. Proper door sweeps keep mice from entering through this passage.
Mice reproduce quickly. If you have suspicion that you already have a rodent infestation, but can’t get rid of them, contact Erdye’s for a FREE inspection of your basement, attic or crawlspace – we’ll track down your unwanted guests and come up with a safe, reliable plan to get rid of them.
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.