Winter is in full swing here in Southern California. Fires are being built in fireplaces, jackets
have been pulled out of hall closets and hot cocoa has replaced ice cream for an evening treat.
As the temperature drops, homes can receive unwelcome guests. Rodents, just like people, are
searching for warmth. According to the National Pest Management Association rodents intrude
21 million homes during winter (Pest World 2019). Rodents will seek shelter under homes,
through holes into attic spaces, in wood piles, in garages and sheds and many other places.
There are many things that homeowners can do to prevent these unwanted critters.
First and foremost clean up any messes in and around your home. Wipe up spills, sweep floors
and clean up any food. Pet food is a easy feeding ground for rodents. Store all pet food in
glass or metal containers. Feed pets inside to prevent leftover pet food from sitting around the
outside of the home. Cut away all branches that are near the home to prevent easy access into
the attic spaces, while doing so check for small holes into the home. While we all love a warm
fire, firewood is a great hiding place for rodents. Stack your firewood away from the house to
keep rodents away.
If your home has already been invaded by these pesky creatures or you have any questions
regarding rodents, Black Knight Pest is available to service you. We will work with you in
removing these unwanted pests. Let our trained experts come out to give you options that will
work best for your family and home. Call our office at (951) 694-8100.