Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Regardless of where you live, you will likely have a pest issue of some kind. One of the most common pests, outside of bugs, is rodents. Rodents can occur in the city, suburbs, or other urban style areas. However, if you live in a rural area, you may find that rodent elimination is harder than in other living environments. If this is the case, there are several rodent treatments that you may want to consider. Here are a few of those considerations and what to know about them.
A common aspect of many rural homes is having a crawlspace. This crawlspace may be under the home itself or under a nearby garage or shed. The crawlspaces allow for the rodents to not only find a place out of the elements to bed and burrow, but it also allows them a place to breed. This means you may have a number of rodent breeding nests inside the crawlspace. Once the rodents breed, they can then access your floor vents, insulation, and other areas of the home fairly easily. For this reason, one of the first steps to take with rodent treatment for your rural home is to cut off and clear out the crawlspace access.
Your pest control provider will check the crawlspace and the entire area of your home. This is especially important in areas where you have seen the rodents the most. For example, if you have seen the rodents in the kitchen area and around the oven or dishwasher and sink the most, the contractor will check that area. They are looking for small holes and access points that a rodent can sneak through. Keep in mind that the holes and access points do not have to be large. In fact, it may surprise you to find out that most of the holes and access points may not even be noticeable to you at first glance.
There are several types of traps available for rodent treatment and removal, such as traditional bait and catch traps that eliminate the rodent quickly. However, if you do not like the idea of the bait and kill traps, you can go with catch and release traps. These traps are generally designed to bait and cath the rodent and hold it in a safe box or cage. Once caught, you can take the filled trap to an area away from your home and dispose of the rodent safely.
If you are currently having a rodent issue, or if you have ongoing seasonal rodent issues, contact your pest control agency. They will schedule a time to come to your property and assess the situation. They can determine how bad the infestation is and what the best rodent treatment will be for your environment. They can also help you determine if there are related services that may help your pest control needs.