Don’t Invite Pests Home For The Holidays – Pest Control Jacksonville
December 11, 2016
Ah, here we are again, ringing in the holiday season. While we might not have a fresh blanket of snow outside of our windows, the aura of holiday spirit fills the air. It’s almost time to start planning the annual holiday party, which means you will need to start baking like there’s no tomorrow. You start compiling a list of ingredients for your famous peppermint fudge when a small movement in the corner catches your eye. You reach for your glasses and put them on just in time to see a small mouse staring back at you, munching on cookie crumbs you may have forgotten to sweep up last night. You gasp and run for the phone, quickly calling Lindsey Pest Services for pest control in Jacksonville to help you get your unwanted holiday visitor out as quickly as possible!
First the ant invasion incident, and now this! You’re quickly starting to realize that you may need a long-term solution for your pest problem if you ever want to feel good about inviting your friends over again without fear of unwanted insects or rodents intruding on your holiday festivities. But, how can you find a solution that’s right for you?
Long-Term Pest Control in Jacksonville
Assuring that your pest control is going to be efficient in the long run is crucial. In the case of rodents specifically, there are a few steps you can take to set your home up to be free of rodents in the long term.
Inspection and Treatment
Have your home carefully inspected for rodent activity. If you see one mice or rat, chances are there are many little friends hiding out in the corners and crevices of your home, just waiting for you to drop a couple of cookie crumbs on the floor. Experienced exterminators must inspect your entire home to identify the root of the problem.
Once identified, pest control professionals can set baiting and trapping equipment in an area away from children and pets. This equipment should be regularly monitored and replaced. If there is a problem with any of the equipment, it is important to contact a pest control expert immediately so they can either fix it or have it replaced. At Lindsey Pest Services, we make sure that the equipment used on your home is specific to your problem. For example, we would not use the same strategy on mice and rats, because they are inherently different. With our expertise, we will create a customized program that will target the rodents infesting your home.
Maintaining a Rodent-Free Home
In order to keep your home rodent-free over a long period of time, you need to know how to set up your house in a way that rodents are unable to enter, let alone make themselves feel at home. First of all, it’s important to keep your home free of items that might attract rodents. Don’t leave food out in the open, sweep floors regularly, and clean up all traces of spills. Secondly, seal all cracks that are large enough for the smallest rodent to squeeze in. Finally, reduce the likelihood of rodents harboring in your home by cleaning up any piles of paper, fabric, or other miscellaneous materials throughout your home. By following these three steps, your likelihood of a rodent infestation significantly decreases, and you can host parties without the constant fear of a not-so-friendly rodent showing up without an invitation.
Lindsey Pest Service
Lindsey Pest Services will take care of all of your long-term needs for pest control in Jacksonville. We won’t let you settle for a short-term fix, but rather help you figure out what works best for your home. Lindsey Pest Services uses efficient, effective, and even environmentally friendly pest and ant control. We specialize in rodent control, bedbug control, flea removal, termite treatment, and much more. If you or anyone you know is in need of these services, call Lindsey Pest Services at (904) 350-9406.
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