Winter Pest Tips

Winter Pests: How to Keep Mice, Squirrels, Spiders and Other Pests Out of Your House

Baby it’s cold outside! This time of year can get pretty chilly in Wisconsin and just like us, winter pests like mice, squirrels, and spiders are looking for a warm home.

Not many of us enjoy sharing our home with these winter pests and for good reason. Mice, rats and squirrels easily spread diseases and can contaminate your food. Spiders and ants also spread disease, contaminate food, transmit bacteria and can bite. Mice, rats and squirrels also can wreak havoc on your home by chewing on wires, drywall, and your wood studs.

So how do we stop those little pests from joining your family in your warm and cozy home? Today we’ll dive into how these pests get into your home in the winter and some tips on how to prevent them from joining you and your family.

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Appleton Pest Control

Appleton Pest Control Just Got Better

2017 is going to be a big year for us here at Erdye’s Pest Control. Why? Because we are opening a location in Appleton, WI!

Back in 2012, Erdye’s Pest Control was created in Green Bay, WI. It was and still is our intention to provide all of Wisconsin with superior pest control services, and we are working towards that goal.

Starting immediately we have opened up a location in Appleton, WI. This is the second location for us, with the first being in Green Bay.

Appleton Pest Control: Services Provided by Erdye’s

Our second location is in the heart of the Fox Valley so we can provide fast and effective pest control services in Wrightstown, Appleton, Kimberly, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh, and the surrounding area.

The address for our Appleton location is:
Erdye’s Pest Control, LLC
3825 E Calumet St
Suite #105
Appleton WI 54915

Two Locations, Same Great Service

Even though we have a second home, we still believe that all of our customers are family. We treat each of our customer’s needs as if they were our own. That means you can expect us to take care of things quickly and fix your pest control problem the FIRST time.

Also, we extend both our residential and commercial services to all of the Fox Valley as well.

All Erdye’s Pest Control technicians are certified and licensed to perform pest control services in both Wisconsin and Michigan. Many of our tech also has several very specialized certifications, including T•A•P Insulation certified (T•A•P means Thermal, Acoustical, Pest Control) and Convectex Bed Bug Heat Treatment certified, thus allowing us to offer greater pest control options to clients.

Regardless of where you live or the pest situation you’re dealing with, you can always count on Erdye’s Pest Control to help you out. We believe that everyone’s pest situation is unique and one of a kind. Plus we don’t think you should have to pay to find out what’s going on in your home. That’s why we always offer 100% Free Inspections. All you have to do is contact us via phone (CALL: (920) 455-0373
Text/SMS: (920) 373-3985, email, or on Facebook.

The Dangers of Mice: 5 Facts to Know

Glue TrapsJust as “snowbirds” head from the chill of northern Wisconsin to the summerlike environs of Arizona and Florida at this time of year, so too do mice and other rodents seek out a warmer place to ride out the upcoming cold winter months. Unfortunately, those mice won’t be making the trip to Arizona or Florida –your basement, attic, crawlspace or garage is more likely where they’ll be looking to find shelter and food for the winter ahead.

Here are five things to keep in mind as this prime time for mouse infestations approaches:

Infestations happen everywhere

October is a prime time for mice to begin moving indoors, and more than 21 million homes in the United States will unwillingly play host to mice this winter, according to PestWorld. Erdye’s Pest Control sets almost 10,000 Victor mouse traps for customers throughout Northeastern Wisconsin and the UP every fall to help combat this migration.

Infestations happen quickly

“Mouse” can become “mice” in a hurry! A typical female mouse can give birth to a dozen babies every three weeks, which can quickly add up to big trouble in your basement or attic. So don’t think that the one little mouse you spotted won’t be much of a concern – chances are he’s not alone. Continue reading The Dangers of Mice: 5 Facts to Know

d-Con: The Dangerous Mouse Control Option

d-Con Mouse & Rat Bait

They are the telltale signs no homeowner wants to stumble upon: scratching noises behind walls, chewed and frayed box corners, and scattered droppings. They all add up to one thing – mice in your home or business.

It’s a situation that most folks want to take care of as quickly and conveniently as possible. When there’s a mice in the house, everyone wants to get rid of the mice. There are plenty of products and solutions out there to get the job done, but not every solution is a good one. The popular poison d-Con, for example, is one you should avoid using inside your home.

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Glue Traps: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Glue TrapsLike most residents of northern Wisconsin, the area’s mice are beginning to think about finding a warm, dry place to spend the upcoming winter. And this isn’t just an issue in this part of the country – according to research from PestWorld, more than 21 million homes throughout the United States will get a wintertime visit from mice or other rodents, typically during the period of October through February.

Not surprisingly, this is a club that most homeowners don’t care to join. Aside from the general “ick” factor of having mice in your living space, these uninvited seasonal guests tend to burrow and therefore damage their surroundings, and the feces they leave behind can be dangerous to humans and pets.

But what can you do once they’ve already moved in? There are a number of different ways to catch mice, but glue traps – also known as sticky traps – are one method that we do not recommend.

Glue traps or sticky traps aren’t terribly complicated devices – as the name implies, this is pretty much just a strip of sticky material designed to trap the mouse as it runs across the surface (the glue usually has some sort of attractive food flavoring). Glue traps may work well for detecting where insects are coming from, but we don’t like them for trapping mice. Continue reading Glue Traps: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly