Spiders, beetles, box elder bugs, rodents, and other pests begin to move indoors as temperatures drop and cooler weather approaches. These pests like to use walls, voids, basements and attics as their winter retreats.
First and foremost, take the right steps to prevent a rodent infestation.
Those steps include:
What can you do?
- Don’t allow pet foods and bird seed to accumulate in your yard, garage or anywhere around the house
- Make sure wood piles and vegetation are away from the sides of the house
- Ensure that your trash bins have secure lids, and don’t over fill them
- Turn over your compost pile regularly to check that rodents haven’t infested it – they love compost