When we are knee deep in the cold winter months here in Bethel Park, most rodents including mice and rats prefer to find warm, safe places to stay and nest in until the warmer spring months come around. Unfortunately for the residents of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania this can mean inside their homes. Rodents will enter homes not only for warmth against the cold temperatures but also because they generally provide easy access to food and water sources. Rodents are more than just the nuisance of an unwanted houseguest, they can bring with them disease and cause a lot of damage to your home; a rodent infestation should be dealt with immediately and to make sure that they are completely gotten rid of, homeowners should seek help from a Bethel Park Exterminator.
Rodents are characterized by having two incisors which continuously grow; in order to prevent overgrowth rodents like mice, rats and squirrels gnaw and chew on objects to wear them down. Because of this need, they can cause a lot of damage to the structure of your property and personal possessions. They will chew on electrical wires and pipes, through drywall and insulation; this can lead to house fires and water damage that could turn into mold issues. They will also chew through personal items like boxes, pictures, clothing and furniture that you may have stored in attic and basement areas.
Along with causing destruction to your home, rodents carry diseases that can be passed onto you and your family, making it necessary to get help from a Pennsylvania pest control company for a rodent infestation. They will commonly contaminate your kitchen counters, cabinets and food with their urine and feces. This type of behavior may pass on Salmonellosis, which is a type of bacterial food poisoning. They can also carry Leptospirosis and the serious Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, which can lead to lung failure and death in some people.
As a Bethel Park homeowner, there are many things that you can do both inside and outside of your home to help prevent rodents from choosing it to live and nest in.
Trim back trees and shrubs so that rodents cannot use their branches as a bridge to your home.
Keep trash cans, firewood and compost piles located away from your home.
If pets are fed outside, pick up any remaining pet food after your pets are done eating for the day.
Seal cracks and gaps in your foundation; caulk any spaces around doors and windows.
Fill in spaces around your dryer vent and where other electrical wires or pipes enter your home.
Check your roof for any gaps or openings.
Place a cap on your chimney.
Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink overnight.
Clean up crumbs and spills immediately.
Vacuum or sweep under appliances often.
Do not allow grease to build up on the sides or under the stove.
Store food in durable containers rather than their original packaging.
Even with taking precautions, rodents can still manage to find a way into your home; if rodents have decided to call your house home for the winter you will need to contact a Beth Park pest control provider. At Witt Pest Management we have home pest control available for you that will ensure your rodent problems are eliminated quickly and efficiently. Our TopCare® program includes:
A careful inspection of your home
Baiting and eliminating the rodents
Implementation of exclusion practices to keep mice and other rodents out
In addition to getting rid of mice and rodents, our residential pest control services get rid of ants, spiders and other household pests and include scheduled treatments in the spring, summer and fall. And if any problems occur between visits we will return at no charge to you. At Witt Pest Management, we also offer residential termite control in Bethel Park that exterminates termite problems.
Along with offering rodent and home pest control in Bethel Park, Witt also provides commercial pest control which can include bed bug control and termite control. For businesses in Bethel Park and throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area, Witt Pest Management also offers food safety and sanitation services and has been helping both homeowners and business owners/managers protect people and property since 1908. We understand the needs of our customers and that each pest management situation is unique. Contact us today for more information on how we can help eliminate your rodent problem or any other pest control issue that you may have in your home or business!
Serving Bethel Park, Pennsylvania – 15102