To every thing there is a season, and that’s definitely applicable in the world of pest control. Massachusetts has four distinct seasons with unique weather patterns that influence animal behavior. Pests are animals, and they respond to local weather conditions.
Winter in Massachusetts is freezing cold and snowy. Local wildlife, especially mice and other rodents, come into our homes because they’re seeking shelter from the elements. This is most often accomplished through inadvertent entrances – doors or windows left open allowing access via basements or garages, or small gaps in the structure of your home.
And here’s the thing – once mice are indoors and comfortable, they do what mice do best – breed. Just one like fertile female mouse can produce more than 30 baby mice! And it doesn’t take long at all for those baby mice to grow up enough to start having baby mice of their own. Can you say infestation?
Mice and other rodents are the most common winter pest problem in Massachusetts, but as Easton exterminators, we can tell you that they’re not the only ones. Termites present a year round threat to area homes. These voracious wood eaters don’t hibernate. If you don’t stop them, they’ll munch their way through the entire holiday season.
Other pest concerns to be aware of? Spiders and ant activity is something to watch for, particularly if you have any localized flooding in your area. Anytime there’s water in the basement or running freely in the neighborhood, it can encourage animals that were outside near the home to come in.
What do you do about all this pest activity? Job number one is to keep kids and pets from trying to deal with the situation. They are naturally curious but you want to keep everyone safe. Some pests do carry serious diseases. Your Easton exterminator will come in and deal with the situation using pet and family safe tools and techniques. It’s a simple phone call to solve the problem – and you’ll learn useful tips to keep the issue from recurring.