Fall Season Brings Increased Rodent Activity

As weather begins to cool, rodents search for shelter indoors.

  • Orlando, FL (1888PressRelease) September 13, 2013 - As the cool weather begins to roll in throughout Florida and the United States, homeowners should be aware of the potential pests that me come with it. The decreasing temperatures throughout the fall and winter seasons force rodents such as mice and other small pests to seek shelter in the comfort of your home. Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control is reminding homeowners of the importance of pest-proofing your home in the coming months.

    "Small pests and rodents don't need much space to enter your home, and could enter through a space that's no bigger than a quarter or even a dime," says Robert Welch, president of Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control. "Besides being a nuisance, rodents can cause a variety of health issues ranging from Hantavirus to Salmonella. They can contaminate your food and just be an overall hassle."

    Rodents may also pose safety risks is regards to your electrical system by chewing and gnawing on wires. Before temperatures begin to noticeably drop, there are several steps that homeowners can take to pest-proof their home:

    Start from the outside and seal your trash in closed cans
    Throw out or move clutter that may give rodents a home in your yard
    Cluttered garages and sheds should be organized to prevent rodents from creating a home
    Caulk and seal any cracks in your home no matter how small
    Don't leave food out and keep it sealed up tight
    Don't leave pet food out overnight
    Secure roof ventilators and screens

    It's important to call an Orlando pest control professional if you suspect rodents, as they can cause major health concerns for you and your family. Pro Staff Termite and Pest Control offers an unparalleled customer support system and quick response times that are incomparable in the pest control industry. To learn more about Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control, please visit http://www.prostaffpestcontrol.com/, or call 407-292-7378.

    About Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control®
    Pro-Staff Termite & Pest Control is committed to providing the absolute highest quality termite, pest control and lawn services in the industry. They continually maintain the highest growth rate in the pest control industry, and are dedicated to providing premier customer service for residential and commercial customers throughout Florida. Pro-Staff has been serving residents in the Central Florida area since 1995 and all technicians are fully screened and trained, providing safe and effective pest control applications. Pro-Staff Termite and Pest Control services offers free inspections and estimates for termite, pest control and lawn care services. Call Pro-Staff at 407-292-PEST or visit our location in Orange County at 6211 Edgewater Drive Orlando, FL 32810 or Seminole County at 2100 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Ste. 1024 Longwood, FL 32750.

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