As weather takes a nation-wide dip, Canadians are quick to bundle up and hide out. If humans are looking to take refuge indoors, so are pests. As much as you might try to keep insects and rodents out, where there is a will, there is a way. If you are noticing unwanted houseguests crawling across your counters or are just looking to prevent pest infestations before they happen, all you have to do is call Toodaloo. After years in the industry, our pest removal specialists are able to kick them out and keep them out.
Pest is a broad term that can be applied to insects, rodents and animals. The trouble with basic “pest control” methods is that one size does not fit all for properties or creepy crawlers. Putting up screens around windows might keep spiders out, but they don’t do much to deter ants. Throwing down ant baits won’t do anything to prevent rodents. In order to properly prevent infestations, proper assessments need to take place. Each property has its own quirks that can act as entry points. Something as small as a crack around door or window frames can act as an entry point for small critters and spiders while larger areas can act as revolving doors for mice, rats and squirrels.
Once indoors, pests get down to business, causing damage and costing you money. Having rodents in your home is a health hazard, not just because of bacteria, but because of their bad habits. These particular intruders are all known to break into food supplies but they also shred insulation and soft materials to build nests and chew wiring. Damaged construction supplies mean an increased cost to you but they can also be a fire or flooding hazard. Don’t wait for the worst-case scenario when you can call a pest expert instead.
The most obvious signs of pests in your home are droppings, sounds and even gnaw marks. Ignoring any one of these signs can mean a huge problem later on. Pests reproduce quickly, so a bit of time can make all the difference. Carpenter ants, for example, enter homes in small numbers but build up satellite nests and fill homes in no time at all. Spiders are another animal that spreads numbers quickly. A single arachnid can have over a hundred offspring per year, all of which reach maturity quickly.
For every pest that you catch sight of, there are dozens, if not hundreds more behind the scenes. If you are wondering about the best time to call professional pest control services, the answer is right away! Toodaloo technicians offer free estimates, so there is no reason to be afraid of grabbing that phone and calling in with questions about services or products.