As far as indoor pests go, mice are particularly intelligent creatures that are able to thrive within human dwellings without attracting the attention of a home’s occupants. Mice are always exploring indoor environments in order to map out the location of other mice, food and water sources, hiding places from predators, and nesting sites. This allows mice to secure shelter within areas of a home where they are most likely [...]
Infestations Of House Mice Account For Nearly 70% Of All Rodent Pest Issues Addressed By Professionals
House mice (Mus musculus) are considered pests of tremendous economic and medical importance, and they are abundant throughout the US. House mice are considered one of the most successful pest species in the world due to their unique ability to thrive in homes and buildings that are regularly inhabited by humans. House mice invade homes for a number of reasons, but their motivation to seek shelter within heated homes during [...]
Squirrel pest issues in homes and buildings have been increasing since the summer of 2018 in Bangor and other cities throughout Maine. Pest control professionals in the state claim that squirrel-related calls are becoming unusually frequent, but only in certain neighborhoods. Wildlife experts state that squirrel populations can increase and decrease substantially for a variety of reasons, and it is not uncommon for single residential areas to see an increase [...]
Rats have been an increasing problem within homes throughout much of Maine during the past few years, and many residents are desperate to keep the foul pests out of their homes. Rats are the ultimate pests, as they nest within obscure indoor areas where they eat and contaminate human foods. These indoor hiding places include wall voids, tight attic spaces, beneath floorboards, and many other inaccessible areas within homes. Rats [...]
What Makes Rats So Great At Being Pests, And How Do Pest Management Professionals Approach Rat Infestations In Homes And Buildings?
Rats are the ultimate survivors. Just a few of their incredible abilities include the ability to tread water for days, land from a 50-foot fall without injury, “breed like rabbits” so to say, and somehow fit their bodies into the tiniest of cracks and crevices. Just these abilities alone give them a massive advantage when it comes to survival. So, what other almost supernatural abilities do these rodents possess, and [...]
Winter is coming and with the drop in temperature comes an increase in the pests looking to find a nice warm place like your toasty home to use as shelter during the colder months. This is the time when mice and rats actively come looking for any crack or crevice they can squeeze into in order to make their way out of the cold and into your home. They aren’t [...]