Unseasonably warm November weather has had an impact on the behaviors of several pest species active throughout the Kingston area. If you own property in the region, here’s what you want to keep an eye out for:
Termites Never Stop Chewing On Your House
Termites are voracious pests that spend their lives eating wood. When your home is largely composed of wood, this is a problem. Termites are active all year long. The only concession they make to cold weather is that they stop laying eggs when it’s extremely cold. So far, we haven’t had those cold temperatures yet. That means if you have termites, they’re eating and breeding right now.
What to look for: Damaged wood or mud tubes, particularly where the foundation meets the house. Termites can be present anywhere in the home, so if you see damage, call in the Kingston exterminators.
Think the Mice Missed You This Year? Think Again.
Mice and rodent activity generally begins to increase as temperatures drop, as the pests who usually live outdoors begin to seek shelter and food in a warm, cozy location. While mice may look cute and cuddly, the fact is they can do a tremendous amount of damage to your property and possessions. They also spread many dangerous diseases.
What to look for: If you see an actual animal, you can safely assume that there are at least a few more in your residence. Mice in particular breed very fast, with a single female house mouse producing up to 35 babies in a year. And if half of those babies are female, and they each produce 35 babies – well, you can do the math for yourself.
Other signs to watch for include droppings and discolored areas on windowsills, countertops, and anywhere else a rodent might go in search of food. For fast, effective and total removal of mice and rodents from your home, bring in the Kingston exterminators right away.