Fall has arrived and with it, a welcome respite from the unrelenting heat of high summer. Also arriving with fall, and not nearly so welcome, are outdoor pests trying to get in and away from the falling temperatures.
Many rodents, such as mice, rats, squirrels, and flying pests such as birds and bats will often seek nesting space in attics, basements, or even inside the walls of your home. Mice, rats, and squirrels chew away at wood, insulation, and even wiring, sometimes requiring extensive repair. Their droppings contaminate food and water and carry disease.
If you begin seeing any of these three signs of activity around your home, basement, or attic, don’t delay! Call The Bug Man and we’ll get these pests out of your home! Ignoring the problem will only allow it to get worse.
- 1. Droppings – Droppings from bats, rats, mice, birds, and many other animals are often the first common sign of an animal infestation that you’ll notice. These may be found in the basement, attic, crawl space, garage, kitchen cupboards, and in hidden corners of your home. It’s not uncommon to find these droppings in storage boxes and bags as well. Be cautious when cleaning up these droppings because they can carry numerous diseases and bacteria.
- 2. Sights and Sounds – Rats and mice make scratching sounds in the walls and occasional squeaks. They may also leave a greasy trail along walls to and from food sources. Rustling and squeaking in the attic, dead bats nearby, and bats flying away from your home at dusk are signs of infestation.
- 3. Property Damage – Rats and mice will gnaw on furniture, studs, baseboards, and more. Nibble marks on food, boxes, and other containers are common. Larger animals, such as raccoons may cause damage from tipping over garbage cans or breaking glass to gain access to food.
In business since 1976, The Bug Man pest control technicians are highly trained, use the latest in pest control equipment and techniques, and our results are guaranteed! Call us today at 501-663-9464 or contact us online for a free estimate.
Don’t spend another minute putting up with unwelcome guests!