Categories for Rodent Control

What Is Rodent Season and How Do I Prepare?

April 21, 2022

Spring is finally here. The weather is warming up, flowers are blooming, and the bees and butterflies are beginning to make their pollen rounds. Springtime can vary a bit depending on where you live, but one thing that many people have in common is the presence of rodents in their homes. Warmer weather causes all of the critters in your attics, basement, walls and garage to venture inside and outside of your home. However, there are ways in which you can prepare to minimize damage in the future. Preparing for Rodent Season Did you know that spring starts the breeding season for... View Article

How Active Are Rodents in the Winter?

November 2, 2021

While many people assume rats and mice hibernate during the winter, this isn’t the case. Sure, these rodents slow down in cold temperatures, but they remain active. In fact, you may see more rodents in or near your home in winter, as they seek warm places to hide out. Read on to learn more about the habits of rodents during winter. We’ll also provide some information on preventing rodents from seeking shelter in your home. Where do rodents go in winter? Like most creatures, rodents of all varieties seek out somewhere warm to spend the winter. These spots might include... View Article

How to Mice-Proof Your House for Winter

September 21, 2020

As the weather gets chilly, humans aren’t the only ones seeking warm shelter. Homeowners must prepare for mice in the winter because once they move in, it’s hard to get them out. Proof your house for mice in Central Illinois by following these simple tips. Clear out the clutter Attics and garages become graveyards for unwanted stuff. It’s like the saying goes: “Out of sight, out of mind.” Those boxes of old clothes and photo albums could be harboring tiny stowaways without you realizing it. Rats and mice favor spots uninhabited by humans so they can build their nests without... View Article

How Can I Tell if I Have a Mouse or Rat in My Home?

July 1, 2020

Rodents are common household pests that can get into food, spread diseases and destroy building materials. To get rid of rodents, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re dealing with, but it’s not always easy to determine whether you have mice or rats on your hands. With this in mind, consider the following advice to help you distinguish between mice and rat infestation signs in Central Illinois. Identifying a rodent problem Before determining whether you’re dealing with mice or rats, it’s important to understand how to identify a rodent problem to begin with. Here are some of the most common... View Article

Signs There Are Rodents in Your Home

May 4, 2020

Mice and other rodents are notorious for invading homes in search of food, and leaving behind plenty of unpleasant signs and reminders of their presence. They also carry disease and can cause costly damage to your home, clothing and food supply, so attacking the problem right away is crucial in saving time, money and frustration. Eventually, if your pest problem becomes too large, you’ll need to recruit a professional service to eliminate them at the source. But what if you’ve already hired a pest control service, and you’re still finding signs of rodents in Central Illinois? How do you tell... View Article

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