Have you ever noticed that rodents and bats always seem to be a problem when the weather cools? Wildlife is more like us humans than you may think. They love to be warm in the winter time, too. And our cozy homes look inviting. Common wildlife problems to look out for this fall/winter season are rodents and bats.
Rodents begin seeking warmth in the fall while you're outside watching the leaves change. Experts at getting into tight spaces, they have hardly any trouble at all finding their way into crawl spaces, basements and even the inside of walls. Rats have teeth strong enough to chew through metal, but they aren't as common as mice. Mice like to travel in families and they tend to eat constantly. Setting up camp around sources of food, your kitchen, pantry and other areas you may store food will be the first places mice will look for. With all rodents, they could possibly spread diseases. It is best to clean and disinfect any area you find them.
Bats, although less common, are a growing problem that we tend to see. They love the coziness of attics; they're isolated, hardly disturbed and dark at all hours of the day. Attics are upscale caves to them and you won't notice them until you notice the urine smell or hear them scurrying. Consider yourself lucky, if you see them on the eaves of your home before they find their way inside.
Although removing wildlife is easy for our Wildlife division, exclusion is optimal to keep you from having a problem at all. We offer exclusion services to keep wildlife in the wild and out of your home, barn or garage. For more information on what our wildlife service entails, visit our Wildlife page or Contact Us!