If you wake up in the night with itchy little bites, after doing some frantic Internet searching, you’ll probably call a licensed exterminator. Same with if you spot termites eating your porch or carpenter ants. It’s strange—most of us wouldn’t think twice about getting pest control for the smallest critters that live in our homes, but as soon as they get a bit bigger, we hesitate.
Blue Springs, MO may enjoy a perfect mix of both urban and rural life, but that life comes with both country mice and city mice. All Pest Services wants you to know that just because they’re cute and cuddly—cuter and cuddlier than the alternative, anyway—doesn’t mean they’re not pests.
The problem with larger pests such as rodents, bats, or birds, is that they don’t tend to nest in areas where we can see them. It’s easy to notice when carpenter ants have colonized your kitchen—they head directly towards food sources.
Larger animals evade predators and can be sneaky. They might hide in parts of your Blue Springs home that don’t get a lot of use, or they might only scurry about when the family has gone to sleep.
Just because you can’t see them doesn’t mean these animals can live in your house with you! Sure, one mouse isn’t the end of the world, but it’s never just one mouse, especially not for long. What seems like an innocent creature can breed into a full-fledged infestation fast.
Some of the most destructive pests to have in your home aren’t bugs—they’re birds! Birds are social creatures that tend to infest a house when they’re looking to nest, so you’re not usually living with a whole family before long. We at All Pest Services cannot stress enough the importance of bird removal when a flock has moved into your attic.
Not only do birds destroy insulation faster than termites do (they like to build their nests out of it), but they also produce large amounts of waste. If you’ve ever cleaned up after a pigeon’s nest you know how big and frustrating an issue like this can be. Plus, bird removal is one of the most environmentally friendly pest control methods. We know how to dislodge birds without resorting to harsh chemicals.
Everyone in the Midwest knows that rodents carry significant health risks. But what we don’t understand is why many people attempt to deal with the problem themselves. Setting up a few mousetraps might be an inexpensive way to try and deal with one mouse, but it’s never just one mouse.
Do you have a strategy in place to deal with larger mammals such as voles or badgers? The best laid plans of mice and men can end in tears. All Pest Services has been doing pest control for years and has the experience to back it up. And with environmentally friendly pest control methods you don’t have to choose between your sanity and your principles.