Fall is finally here! Summer is warm and fun but there is just something special about fall. Maybe it is that the cool mornings and evenings start to stir those holiday feelings. The holidays; turkey, pumpkin pie, gourds, browns, yellows, corn stalks, and fellowship with good friends and family. Fall is the gateway into the holiday season. It is a chance to ease our way into the hustle and bustle that is to come. Another advantage of fall is that now that the mercury has dropped you don’t have to think about pests because they go away with the warmer temperatures, right? WRONG.
Just because there is a minimal amount of mosquitoes and stinging insects around doesn’t mean that you don’t have to think about pest control anymore. You can certainly lighten up on your concern for flying, stinging, and biting insects. Most of these guys are not fond of the cooler weather and are tucked away. You do, however need to think about rodents.
Rodents are not fans of winter weather. They aren’t hoping that some snow will fall and stay for a few days, and they certainly aren’t hoping to take up some winter sports just to have a little fun. No, that’s not their thought at all. They are thinking about just exactly what they are supposed to be thinking about, survival. Survival for them means food, water, and warm shelter. They can find all of these inside your home or business if you don’t take steps to keep them out.
Mice are so flexible that they can maneuver through cracks and holes that are as small as ¼ of an inch. That’s pretty tiny, and that’s not all that they can do that is spectacular. Here are a few more of their ‘super-powers’:
Able to leap vertically about a foot
Climb up 13 inches on a smooth vertical surface
Run 12 feet per second
Swim as far as ½ mile
These creatures are certainly resourceful and can survive in some pretty extreme situations. When they want to get somewhere or into someplace, it’s pretty hard to stop them. Spending the fall and winter months inside your warm home or business is the perfect winter vacation destination they are looking for.
Keeping them out is as simple and yet as complicated as sealing up the exterior of your building to make it rodent proof. Sounds easy, right? Just walk around your building and inspect all aspects of it for possible entry points. Possible entrance points includes holes, cracks, or crevices that are ¼ of an inch or larger in places like window and door frames (especially basement) and around utility entrances. Repairing and sealing up these entrance points will help significantly reduce the amount of rodents that easily gain entrance into your home or building.
If you think that inspecting every bit of the exterior of your home for possible tiny rodent entrances is a beyond your scope of ways to spend your time, or if you are experiencing issues with rodents already and need them out, give the experts here at All-American a call. We’ll come quickly and eliminate all the rodents that have made their way in, as well as keep out any that may be trying to come in. Enjoy your fall, winter, and holiday seasons without the presence of rodents with help from the rodent control professionals here are All-American Pest Control.