4 Things That Can Attract Rodents and Pests to Your Home

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Every problem has a reason and a solution that goes with it. The same is the case with pest infestation. A general misconception is that when the house is clean, pests will not become a problem. But nothing could be further from the truth because pests such as rodents, rats, mice, cockroaches, bed bugs and others rely on other environmental factors such as: easily accessible food and water sources, temperature, structural condition of the property, if you live with pets such as dogs and cats amongst other things all of which can contribute towards pest infestation.

Basically, even the cleanest house in Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Scarborough, Hamilton, Burlington Ontario Canada can be subject to pests infesting.

Pest Control Tip

Anytime you suspect there is a pest infestation around your property, act fast and never delay dealing with them at the earliest sign of infestation. Mainly because of pests breeding cycle is almost always rapid, that means, it will be easier for you to eliminate them before they overrun your property.

Water Sources Wet Basement

Okay, I’ll admit, I am guilty about not fixing water leakage from the tap as quickly as I should. Usually saying to myself "I know I must do this, but I’ll handle it later". And yet, its like pests such as rats, mice and cockroaches hear my thoughts but they also understand "I’ll handle it later part of my inner conversation". Because not soon after, annoying pests keep showing up around the property.

We understand that it can be difficult for you the property owner to know if there are leakage of water around your property. And yet, most pests love easy to gain water sources which often are result of broken or damaged pipes, water dripping around bathroom taps (or taps outside of the property), cracks and crevices where rats or mice can easily access other water sources. Regularly checking for (around and underneath kitchen and bathroom sink, rain gutters outside of the property is a good start) and eliminating pest’s water sources is one of the best things you can do for controlling pests and rodents.

Apart from the water, the humidity level (especially in the basement or dark areas) also increases when there is water around. This can be quite fatal to the structure of your property, and also lead to fungus and mold growing which some pests such as termites and ants thrive around such humid environment.

Once again, even if there are no signs of pest infestation, checking around the property to see if there are any water leakages and making sure to eliminate the sources of water drainage should be part of integrated pest control. Pressed for time?

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Gaps & Cracks

Another issue that allows rodents to easily get access inside a house (or particularly within commercial property settings) is the gaps and cracks that can occur due to natural wear and tear. Even the smallest gap such as 1/4th of an inch can be big enough for a mouse to find its way inside. Inspect the siding on your property at least four times a year (or more so if you currently are suspecting or dealing with pest infestation) focusing on seams, trims, gutters, roof tiles. You can fill any gaps or cracks using either waterproof silicone caulk, foam sealant, steel wool (if you are going to use steel wool, consider applying pesticide on it before you plug the gap).

Inspect Around Pipes and Cables

Almost all modern homes got telephone or internet cables, electricity cables or other utilities lines connecting the property, that means, there are many small openings around the foundation and roof of every home that requires regular inspection. For instance, rats, rodents and even wildlife such as raccoons just like performing a circus balancing act can use such cables to walk on to gain entry to the property if there are any form of small openings. Maximum Pest control Services The Greater Toronto Area such as Burlington in Halton Region and others nearby. We also offer wildlife removal services, simply call 905-582-5502 and speak directly with your local and trusted pest and wildlife control expert.

Dishes Can Dish Out Food for Pests

Many of us love keeping our homes clean and enjoy the process of cleaning and washing dishes (as if playing with water just like the times of our childhood). But we are all leading busy lives, do you ever feel tired and want to skip doing the dishes? Well, I feel you. This is a daily struggle we go through every day, especially when working full time.

And yet, one thing we can be sure of, unwashed dishes, kitchen counter and floor with food crumbs invite pests. Particularly when there aren’t occupants during the day, pests such as mouse and cockroaches do really come out to play. Surely, there is no point for us to advice you to make certain to vacuum regularly and never leave dishes unwashed in the sink, but you already know the importance of this and you are doing your best anyway. If you suspect there is a pest infestation around your property (tell-tale sign is you see an odd cockroach or mouse running across the floor), find out about our residential pest control expert services for thorough inspection.

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