Rodents are always a problem to home and business owners. Rodents are not clean, they carry fleas, they breed rapidly, they can cause a lot of damage, and they can enter a building through tiny spaces. Keeping rodents out of a home is one thing that many homeowners struggle with, especially during the colder months. Rodents seek shelter, food, and water during the coldest of Ontario months. It’s unfortunate that homeowners do not know how to properly keep rodents out of their homes, but ICU Pest Control in Ontario is willing to help!
Many homeowners reach for rodent poison or traps when they are battling infestations. These are not the most humane way to go about pest control in Ontario. First, the poisoned rodent may die outside or they may find their way back to their hidey-hole within your wall. Also, poison is incredibly toxic if ingested by children or pets. Traps are a more humane way to go but still are not 100% effective since a rodent must walk across one. Hiring a pest control service in Ontario can help take care of infestations in a short time frame with little to no consequences to children and pets.
It is wise to stop an infestation before it starts. Rodent proofing a home is one way to stop an infestation long before it starts. Covering all vents that lead into a home with small mesh wire is incredibly helpful. Also patching up any holes in exterior siding, walls, floors, or foundation will keep small rodents from entering a home. The chimney should also be covered in small mesh wire to ensure that squirrels do not enter.
If you are in the unfortunate position where you must rid your home of unwanted furry visitors, contact ICU Pest Control in Ontario. We can take care of any infestation with ease!