As the temperatures begin to cool off this fall and winter, rodents will become more active in homes as they seek shelter and additional food sources. The National Pest Management Association estimates that 21 million homes are invaded by rodents each year. Not only do rodents carry diseases, but the NPMA also estimates that up to 25% of house fires are caused by rodents chewing through wires.
Terminix Technical Director and Board Certified Entomologist, Kevin Hathorne recently spoke with ABC Channel 4 in Charleston, S.C. to offer tips on how to keep your family and your home safe this fall and winter.
If you suspect you have a mouse in your house, it’s best to contact an experienced pest control professional to assess the situation. Click here for more information from Terminix on signs of rodents and prevention tips to safeguard you and your family.