Why Now Is the Time to Fix Summer Pest and Moisture Problems in Your Home   

August 13, 2019


As if dealing with all the different pests that come with spring and summer wasn't bad enough, late summer and early fall can bring with it the worst type of pest—the rodent. 

a small but hungry rat scurrying along in a greenville north carolina basement

Pests and moisture problems in late summer and early fall can lead to rodent infestations later in the year, especially during the colder winter months. Rats and mice are omnivorous, meaning that the other kinds of pests lodging in your home serve as the perfect attractant. High levels of humidity and moisture help brew the perfect storm, enabling rodents to find water sources for themselves and their large families.

As you might imagine, rodents need very little food and water to survive. Any maintenance or pest issue your home may be facing now can cause serious problems later.

Minimize the Maintenance

While it might be inconvenient, this is the perfect time of year to get smaller problems fixed and prevent further issues later in the season.

  • Have an inspection done to identify potential pest threats.
  • Eliminate pests in your home to prevent other, larger critters from setting up shop.
  • Run dehumidifiers in problem areas such as attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Portions of your lawn that tend to hold water should be filled in.
  • Check your home for rat and mouse entry points. Broken screens, cracks in foundations, and holes in walls should be fixed immediately. 

 
Keeping a close eye on your house goes a long way towards preventing infestations in the long run. Bear in mind that not all aspects of home maintenance will prevent rodents or other pests from infesting your home.

Find Success with Spencer

Even if the signs of pest activity are minimal, waiting any length of time to prevent potentially dangerous and disease-spreading pests may lead to disaster. If you have an inkling that late summer or early fall nuisances such as rodents may be present in your home, comprehensive treatment through Spencer is your best bet against pest problems of all types. Call us today to receive a complete home inspection from one of our world-class team members.
 
After the initial inspection, our pest control technician will walk you through any susceptible areas, or point out where current pests have already taken up residence in your home. Your unique needs come first, which is why Spencer offers a variety of control options for you to choose from. Spencer provides nothing but the best for our customers and nothing but the toughest solutions for pests. Contact Spencer today for peace of mind through the early fall months and beyond.




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