If you’re like most people, the cold winter temperatures make your warm home the perfect place to be. There’s nothing better than spending a chilly afternoon curled up in a blanket in front of the fire. Unfortunately, pests like rodents and Asian beetles have the same thought process. These pests are also eager to head indoors in search of both food and warmth. These pesky creatures can easily invade your home by squeezing through tiny holes in the wall or sliding in through small open spaces between the door and the frame. An Asian beetle or mouse will do practically anything to escape the cold!
Luckily, you don’t have to deal with these unexpected houseguests. You can easily determine whether your home has been infested and put a stop to the problem with the help of a professional exterminator in Bartlesville, OK.
Recognizing the signs of a problem
Without actually seeing a rat or Asian beetle in your home, it’s difficult to know whether you have a problem until you see some physical evidence. For rodents, this might include droppings, signs of nesting, damage to packaged foods, gnaw marks on doors or damage to furniture. In addition, you might also see greasy spots on the floor or small rodent footprints in dusty areas. These animals are nocturnal, so pay special attention for sounds within the walls or throughout the house while you lay in bed at night if you suspect you have a problem.
Asian beetles, more commonly known as ladybugs, tend to be a bit more difficult to spot. Much like rodents, they just want to find a warm, comfortable place during the winter months. Oftentimes, the only way to notice their presence within your home is when there’s suddenly a large number of adult ladybugs gathered in one area. Luckily, they’re not harmful to you or any of the items in your home. Plus, they tend not to lay eggs within the home, as they characteristically only reproduce during the warmer months when they move back outside.
Preventing an infestation
Controlling the problem is easy with a bit of foresight. Take a few minutes to ensure that any gaps and cracks are sealed before the temperatures dip below freezing. Pay special attention to any especially vulnerable areas, which can include doors, windows, chimneys, vents and tiny openings near pipes or utility wires.
Unfortunately, these measures won’t help much if rodents or beetles have already found their way inside of your home. If that’s the case, it’s best to call an exterminator in Bartlesville, OK with Excellence Pest Control to eliminate the problem. Our team of certified professionals is equipped to help you eradicate everything from mice and rats to Asian beetles and any other type of insect that wants to take up residence in your warm home this winter.
You don’t have to live with an infestation—call us today to get started on reclaiming your home and ridding your house of unwanted guests. We look forward to helping your family!