Updated October 2017. Dr. Bobby Corrigan, Urban Rodentologist, and Entomologist indicated recently at our fall training seminar that if a #2 pencil can fit into a hole or crack, so can a mouse. That’s because they have collapsible skeletons, right? Wrong, but that is a common misnomer. And it’s easy to believe when you consider… Read more »
Okay, so that’s not really how the old adage goes but just the same it’s true. The clutter that we so skillfully pile up in our attic, garage, basement and other storage areas are likely to become home to opportunistic pests. And, with the holidays just behind us, we’re sure that there is even more clutter around these days.
Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to organize your home including the slightly intimidating attic. This particular storage area catches all those odds and ends that don’t necessarily have a place in other rooms and though not often visited, the attic deserves your attention especially as this is where pests often make their home, uninvited of course.
Well, it is officially fall for us Northerners and that means it is time to pay close attention to any pests that may be lurking near your property and trying to get inside your warm home. Mice and other rodents are among many of the common fall pests affecting homes in New England. And did you know that mice in the house could be not only a nuisance but also a danger to you and your family?
While the fall season is all about foliage, plaid, and the arrival of pumpkin coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts for us in New England, to many pests the fall season signals the need to find a warm place to spend the winter. If you have not already pest proofed your home for fall pests, now is the time that you may begin to have problems with spiders, cockroaches, and rodents. The good news is that it is not too late to implement pest prevention strategies now to prevent future pest problems later this fall and into the winter months.
By Melissa Hamel Although the recent snow fall has been well received by those who enjoy skiing, snowmobiling and other outdoor winter activities, it has left mice, squirrels, and other rodents out in the cold and scrambling for warmth and shelter. If you are suddenly hearing the pitter-patter of little feet in your walls or ceilings,… Read more »