Mice and spiders are the most common pests that you will find in your home this winter. Just ask an Atlanta pest control expert if you are uncertain.
MiceMice will look for a way into your home as soon as it gets cold. Once they get inside they will destroy food, leave droppings, and keep you awake at night.
Mice will leave signs of where they have been in your home, such as they pathways they take in and out. Follow these clues to figure out where they are living (and how to get rid of them).
When trying to figure out if you do have mice or not, look for droppings, urine trails, chewing, rub marks and small holes in your walls.
To get rid of mice, call Brookhaven pest control. Additionally, eliminate clutter. Mice love to nest in dark, quiet areas. They prefer things that have gone unattended for a while. This is why they love areas like the basement or the attic.
You will also want to seal up any holes that could give mice access into your home. Secure the bottoms of doors that lead to the outside.
Keep leftovers in airtight containers, and try not to leave anything on a counter that they can gnaw through.
SpidersWhile most of the spiders that you will find in your home are harmless, they are still not pests that most people welcome.
Spiders are just like any other pest, they do not like the cold and will come inside during winter. Typically you will encounter wolf spiders, jumping spiders, and cellar spiders.
The best way to get rid of, and prevent, spiders in the house, is to vacuum. Vacuum any areas where you typically find spiders. Make sure to vacuum areas that are harder to reach. These areas are often overlooked so spiders can make their homes here. This also includes under furniture.
Also make sure to check your firewood when you bring it in. Spiders often make their homes in the wood, and then you transport them inside without noticing.
Afraid of seeing spiders or mice this winter? Contact Brookhaven pest control!