Pest Control News

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

October Pests

October Pest Problems
A new month could mean the emergence of some new pests to be on the lookout for. As the weather begins to get colder, pests are looking for warm environments and your home is the perfect place. 
Spiders
Most people are horrified when they find a spider in their personal space. Well buckle up! We are entering the prime time for spider season. As the nights draw in, the temperature drops and they will enter your home for warmth. This is also the time of year where the males are out looking for females. You may notice an increase in these creepy crawlies in the corner of the ceilings or behind bookcases, where it is dark and mainly undisturbed. There are a number of high street products that you can buy to deter spiders and even kill them. It is common knowledge that spiders are not a fan of mint. Best practice is to treat windowsills and door frames to deter them from entering your home. 
Squirrels
Squirrels in your home can not only cause some damage but are very noisy. Typically, they will find a way into your loft space through broken roof tiles or any holes in the structure of the roof. Squirrels are destructive by chewing through insulation, wires, and anything you have stored in your attic. They do this in order to make nests. If they find a suitable place to nest for the colder months, they may return time and time again if their access points are not restricted or blocked. You will most certainly hear them, and it is important to be mindful that they can cause structural damage too by chewing through timber. 
Rats/Mice
Rats and mice are very resourceful and are quick to adapt to their surroundings. If they are able to gain access to your home, you are most likely to hear them scratching around in wall cavities or in the attic. They will chew through a multitude of materials to gain access or to make a nest. Rats and mice are able to squeeze through the smallest of gaps so checking your home for any access points and proofing these are key at this time of year. Mice in particular are very curious, although they tend to explore during the night, they will venture considerable distances to explore better nesting locations or food sources. It is important to remember that rats and mice are both carriers of diseases and can make humans very unwell if they come into contact with them. Both rats and mice will cause considerable damage as they gnaw through materials and if left then the damage could be structural. 

If you think you have any of these unwanted pests in your home, then please give us a call, we can help get you pest free for good!