Date Posted: February 19, 2014
Category: Mice And Rodents
New England pest control can be tricky, just like our weather. Actually, our pest problems often hinge on the weather, as pests that make their way into our homes often do so because they are trying to escape the harsh weather they are experiencing outdoors. Rodents are especially good examples of this; in the fall when the leaves change and there is a chill in the air, they go looking for a cozy place to spend the winter (and often, that place is inside our homes). Once inside, they will look for a good place to build their mouse nests and as soon as they have a good place, they get to work. Ever seen a mouse nest? Let the Worcester pest control pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions tell you a little bit about these interesting nests!
Mice build nests to keep them warm and dry and to avoid detection.
Mice do not typically burrow, so their indoor nests are what keep them protected.
Nests created by mice can be made of many different found materials, including:
Rodent nests are typically found in undisturbed areas; unfortunately, there are a lot of undisturbed places inside a home. Mice will build their nests in your basement, attic and in the garage. They’ve been known to build nests in the trunks of cars, inside storage boxes, in closets and even inside the walls of your home. If you suspect you have a rodent problem in your home, this is not something you should ignore. Although it may seem easy to share your home with these rodents (especially if they aren’t causing you any trouble and you don’t jump at the sight of them), rodents can do some serious harm to your home and to your family.
Rodents are known for spreading many diseases through their droppings and urine. Diseases like Hantavirus and Salmonellosis are just a few of the health problems your family can contract from having rodents in your home. Rodents are also known for destroying personal belongings to build their nests and can cause structural damage to your home with their incessant need to gnaw. Additionally, rodents have even been noted as the cause for house fires when they chew on the electrical wiring inside your walls. Even if you have only a couple rodents in your home, that number can quickly multiply as they are efficient breeders with a relatively short gestation period.
If you have noticed signs of mice or other rodents in your home, you should contact the pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions right away. We can locate the nest (or nests!) that these pests have built and then offer effective solutions to eliminate them. Along with traps and baits, our rodent control company can offer exclusion tactics to eliminate these pests and help keep them from returning.
If you are looking for more proactive services, give us a call today for more information on our year round home pest control service so that we can help prevent pest problems before they occur. For more information on the New England pest control services available from Big Blue Bug Solutions, please contact us today!