Insect, Pest, and Wild Animal Removal MN
It’s here! Brrrrr! With colder weather and the first snow fall of the year under our belt, you may start to see more insects, pests, and wild animals crawling around your home. Pests including Ants, Spiders, Box elder bugs, Cockroaches, and Crickets, are common home invaders in the winter. But, they’re not the only ones. Mice, deer mice, and other wild animals like raccoons, skunks, squirrels, are also looking for a warm and dry place for the winter. All they need is food, water, and shelter… And possibly a better place to live! Your house will do just fine!
Much of the trouble is that most homeowners don’t even no they are there until it’s too late. They don’t necessarily wave a red flag as they sneak into your home. But, they will find every nook or cranny in your yard, garage, attic, or walls of your house to hide out and do their damage. They are very, very sneaky that way! By the time you realize you have company, it could very well cost thousands of dollars in home repairs.
Pest & Animal Damage Repair MN
Damages may occur to your house by wild animals or by pests. These unwanted vermin can eat away at your roof line and siding, nest in your walls, vents and attics, and burrow under your foundation, all causing serious damage. What is worse is the fact that if you leave these animals or pest alone, they will multiply to even more.
Sometimes, no matter what you do, it is almost impossible to keep them out! But the rule of thumb is: when you start to notice them or signs of their presence, you have a problem and need to take action. The more you can do to prevent them from entering your home now, the fewer problems you will deal with later.
Prevention and Control
Let’s face it, no one wants any pests or wild animals invading their home or business! There are many do-it-yourself pest control products you can buy, but often times they do not work, or are toxic and are not safe to use around people and pets.
Rodenticides & Pesticides
Rodenticides are poisoned baits and fumigants used mainly by professionals for rodent control. Since fumigants are gases highly toxic to humans, livestock and other animals, they cannot be applied in buildings where occupants could be exposed. Rodenticides have a wide variety of active ingredients. They are registered pesticides available on the open market, but they require training and experience to apply safely and effectively. If not properly applied, these pesticides can kill or otherwise endanger children, pets, or other animals that may mistakenly eat or breathe them.
We urge you not to use these materials yourself. Hire a licensed professional that is well versed in pest & rodent control to apply them. Sometimes rodenticides work too well. It can kill a rodent before it makes it out of the house. In that case you’ll have dead rodents in inconvenient places like attics, wall cavities, crawl spaces, or behind cabinetry…stinking up your home and causing major insect and fly problems. Since rodenticides are pesticides, they also present serious storage and disposal problems.
Pesticide Storage and Disposal
The characteristics of pesticides require proper storage and, if needed, proper disposal of unused or waste pesticide products in order to protect human health and the environment. The storage of pesticides is regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).
READ THE LABEL WHEN STORING PESTICIDES; IT IS THE LAW!
Disposal of Rodents and Rodent Droppings
Try not to touch a dead or dying rodent, or their droppings. Fleas on the rodent will want to make you their new host. Use rubber gloves or tongs and dispose of rodents and rodent droppings by burial, incineration, or by wrapping them in a plastic bag before throwing them into a tightly covered garbage can. Injured or sick rodents should be killed before being disposed of. Dry sweeping or vacuuming will cause dust and viruses to become airborne.