If you are like a lot of people and you just saw a rodent in your home, you’ve likely just gotten down off the chair you were standing on and hit the computer to search for what to do to get rid of rodents. You are on the right track knowing that this is a problem that you need to do something about right away.
Rodent problems are more common in winter but can often go unnoticed for days, weeks or even months at a time. Rodents are just as scared of us as we are of them, so if they are coming out and making themselves known while you are present, you’ve probably have a much larger problem on your hands than a single stray mouse. Seeing a rodent in your home, like a mouse or a rat, is an indication that there are more where that one came from.
Rodents usually take up residence in your attic, basement, or in spaces between your walls and ceilings. When they came in, they likely did some damage to your home or found an opening that will allow their family and friends to come on in as well. After getting in, they found a nice place to nest, such as in your insulation or in the box of holiday decorations you have stored away. And they can reproduce very quickly. Suddenly, what you thought was a single mouse could quickly turn into an infestation of dozens of these filthy creatures.
Rodents can come into your home during any season. But in the Pittsburgh winters, when it is cold and food is scarce, they are more likely to come indoors in larger numbers and be more brazen about searching your home for food. Most of the time, you are likely to see droppings before you see an actual live rodent. They may scurry through your pantry, into your cabinets and even in the silverware drawer. If you see droppings, it’s important to take precautions as rodent droppings can carry many diseases.
If you’ve seen droppings or other signs of rodent activity in your home, the best thing to do is call a professional for exclusion and extermination. At Witt Pest Management, we take your unique home and pest problem into consideration when formulating the best pest elimination solution for you and your family. Contact us today so we can get rid of the rodents in your home and keep you down off that chair!
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