Why Professional Rodent Control is Worth It for Streator Homeowners
February 8, 2019
So it’s been a long day, and you and your family are winding down for the night; getting ready for bed, preparing lunches for the next day, and just generally starting to settle. As you’re in your room, just on the edge of falling asleep, you hear scuffling and scampering sounds in the walls and ceiling. Now you're awake! It’s late, and the hustle and bustle of the day has vanished—except for whatever it is making that annoying sound in the walls. What on earth could be making that noise?
Guess no more, for if you haven’t figured it out already, rodents are your answer to the mysterious late-night rustling within the structure of your home. However, now that you know who the culprit is behind the sounds, it’s only normal to want to know how they got inside to begin with. Mice, rats, and squirrels can all enter homes at several points throughout the year, but these rodents are a much more common invader during the fall and winter as the weather starts becoming less favorable outside. The warm, cozy interior of your home is a highly sought-after location for rodents intending to escape the cool outdoor temperatures. And, if you top it off with a food source that they can reach easily, your home becomes a target for any rodent looking to invade. Food, shelter, and warmth are all the necessities a rodent needs this season.
If you’re looking to rid your Streator home of rodents during the winter season, it’s important to understand some of the mistakes we commonly make in regard to these dangerous pests.
- Avoid leaving food out on your counters and floors by cleaning up any crumbs or spills as soon as possible.
- Keep your trash bins tightly sealed and stored away from the exterior of your home.
- Reduce the food sources rodents can get into by storing all food products in airtight containers. Avoid putting food in cardboard boxes (such as cereals, rice, and grains) because rodents can very easily chew through them.
- Failing to clean up clutter around your Streator home and yard could potentially bring rodents into your home. Cluttered spaces are easier to hide in than open areas, so leaving clutter in your attic or on your lawn might be a mistake.
- Failing to seal off external areas where squirrels, rats, or mice might be getting inside will cost you in the long run. Making sure vents, utility openings, and gaps in your roofing and foundation are properly closed off or sealed is very important if you want to keep rodents out and the warmth in.
Just avoiding these common mistakes is not going to be enough to avoid a rodent infestation. Rodents multiply rapidly, which means making an effort to catch one or two in traps just isn’t going to cut it. Contacting a professional rodent control service will be the most effective and stress-free way to eliminate each and every rodent you have living in and around your Streator home. Quik-Kill Pest Eliminators has been providing rodent and pest control for generations, so you know you can trust us to use only the quickest and most advanced elimination and removal treatments available. Get in touch with us today and discover the many ways we can help you avoid rodents and other common household pests.