Fall is naturally a preferred season in the south with its cooling temperatures, changing of leaves and the start of football. The only bad part about fall is not only do humans prefer it, but rodents do as well. These unwelcome critters tend to become more active in the months leading up to fall and throughout the fall season.
Rodents anticipate the need to survive the winter weather. They are on the hunt for a place that’s warm and easily accessible to a food supply. Your home is the perfect place for rodents, and they know it.
Why Are Rodents A Problem?
Having unwanted rodents in your home can pose a variety of problems, but one of the largest threats is to your safety.
Not only can rodents get into your food and create an undesirable mess, but they are inclined to chew through wires in your home creating safety hazards. Rodents actively seek out materials to chew on and electrical wires are an ideal choice. Bare wiring could spark, starting dangerous and damaging electrical fires.
What Am I Looking For?
There can be many indicators that your home has been exposed to rodents. Some common things to pay attention to are chewing noises, tracking of insulation and brown staining of materials in and outside your home.
- Chewing Noises: Rodents enjoy chewing on any object they can find in order to wear down their teeth. Some of the most common materials rodents are prone to gnawing on are wires, plastic, wood and rubber. Frayed wires or other household items that appear to be gnawed can suggest the presence of rodents.
- Tracking Insulation: Attics and walls are often the go-to location for rodents because of what’s found inside these spaces. Rodents like warm and soft environments for nesting and your insulation is the perfect setting. Finding traces of insulation around your house can result from rodents building their nests.
- Brown Staining: Entry ways as small as ¼ of an inch can be an access point for rodents. Although these animals can fit into such tiny spaces, they often leave behind brown oils from their skin upon entering. If you come across a crevice in your home with brown markings, it’s likely there’s been rodent activity.
If any of the above indicators look all too familiar, don’t wait for it to be too late. Our expertise can help wipe out your rodent infestation and keep it away for good. With a little awareness and some help from the pros, you can avoid a problem before it starts. Go with the Pros and call Go Pro Wildlife Removal today for a free inspection.