During a study that was done in 2013, it was found that one out of ten homes had evidence of cockroaches and mice. These are two of the worst pests to find inside your house because usually if you see one; there are many more you don’t. The seasons that these critters make their way inside is now. Fall and winter is when pests are on the lookout for a nice warm place to stay that has some form of food or water. The cold weather outside drives them in so you want to make sure you are doing all you can to stop them before they get in. Prevention is key to keeping your family safe.
A-Tex Pest Management has outlined why you don’t want cockroaches and mice in your home as well as what you can do to keep them out!
How to Get Rid of Mice
A mouse can get into your home through an opening as small as a dime. They are able to squeeze through and start to set up their nest right away. They are also great climbers so openings that are high up in the house are not safe from these critters. One problem is that mice come in multiples and when you have one you are bound to have more. They can feed on tiny bits of crumbs that have been left behind and are really sneaky. They usually set up in the attic or basement where there is less traffic. The problem is that they are dangerous to people. They have been known to carry disease that can be spread by them simply walking across the surface of your counters. They are also dangerous because they chew away at anything around them and your attic is full of wiring for all the electrical work in your home. They can chew away the plastic casing and leave the open wire exposed. This can lead to an electrical fire or short in the system.
Getting Rid of Cockroaches
This is another critter that just never comes alone. Cockroaches work in groups and when they find a gap to move in they will start to take over. They can also fit through small spaces and have been known to crawl up the side of a house. They are really bad for your health and they can cause respiratory distress especially in people that have asthma or allergies. They don’t need much to live and are also very sneaky. They will hide under cabinets and appliances until they think it is quiet. Then out they come to clean up the crumbs from off the floor and countertops.