It’s wintertime, and although some pest problems, such as ants or bees, may have subsided, there are other pest control issues that can pop up in their place. As food becomes more and more scarce, pests look indoors for sources of nourishment, which can lead to an increase in the amount of rodents and cockroaches you see in your Temecula or Fallbrook home.
Rodents are not only annoying, but they can also do real damage to a home if left unchecked, or if the infestation is severe. Mice and rats can chew through drywall and electrical wires, causing expensive damage and a real risk of an electrical fire.
The telltale signs of rodents in your home are droppings and chew marks. If you see either, you know rodents have already found their way inside and you should call a Fallbrook or Temecula pest control company to come out and rid your home of these pests. If you haven’t seen any signs of rodents indoors, but know that they may be a problem in your area (if you live in a rural area, or if any of your neighbors have reported rodent problems), you may still want to consider calling a pest control company out for an inspection.
The best way to keep rodents out of your house is to seal up any possible entry points. Mice have been known to fit through holes the size of a dime, so don’t assume that just because a hole or crack is small, nothing can get in. Sealing up your house can also help keep out insects and spiders.
At Knockout Pest Control, our technicians are very skilled at finding potential points of entry. They see things that the untrained eye might not see. They are also trained in the most effective methods of sealing a home to keep out unwanted pests.
There is a famous quote by Benjamin Franklin that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The sentiment behind this quote is true in many areas of life, and no less so when it comes to pest control. Keeping pests out of your home is much less work than getting them to leave once they’ve found their way in. So don’t wait until you have a pest problem before calling a Temecula or Fallbrook pest control company. Get ahead of any potential problems by calling us out for a consultation. Our technicians can give you specific recommendations for keeping pests out, and they can also complete any preventative work that is necessary.
If you are already experiencing a problem with rodents or other pests in your home, we can apply effective rodent control methods to rid your home of the problem. We use a variety of techniques based on the severity and the type of infestation.
Contact us at Knockout Pest Control today to schedule your consultation.