Every winter millions of homes in the US are invaded by rodents including mice, rats and moles. These pests know that winter is just around the corner and are on the hunt for a shelter that includes food, water and warmth. For example mole babies are kicked out of the den by mothers and must seek out a new home before the cold arrives. While rodents may seem harmless, only entering the dwelling for relief from cold weather, they are actually capable of causing serious damage to your home including:
Chewing through electrical wire
Gnawing on structural beams
Contaminating insulation with urine and feces
Rodents also pose a health risk to people when they contaminate food. This may lead to the transmission of diseases, bacteria and viruses such as Salmonella and Hantavirus.
At Rottler Pest & Lawn Solutions we understand just how serious a problem mice and other rodents can be for St. Louis homeowners as well for those who live in Columbia and throughout Missouri. We also realize that when you take a proactive approach to rodent control you have a better chance at keeping these pests out of your home. If you would like to discourage rodents from making themselves at home in your home try implementing the tips below.
Fill or seal cracks, crevices and holes in and around your home
Trim back trees and shrubbery around your home’s exterior
Create a deterrent around your foundation with crushed rock as mice do not like uneven terrain
Properly store human and pet food in sealed containers
If you’ve already noticed signs of mice infestations like chew marks or droppings in your cupboards, then you must take action quickly! At Rottler, we offer our rodent exclusion program for homeowners in St. Louis and Mid-Missouri that are designed to not only treat infestations but to identify conditions that promote rodent activity in or around the home. Get the jump on protecting your home so that you don’t have to worry about mice and other rodents this winter. For St. Louis rodent control call 1-877-ROTTLER or click here.