Find Out How Mice & Rats Are Getting In Your House This Fall
Fall is officially here and although the foliage in the Hampton Roads region likely won’t peak until later this month, and the crisp autumn air hasn’t quite descended on us yet, residents should be preparing to see an uptick in rodent activity any time. In fact, we’re already receiving reports of rats scurrying through garages and crawl spaces and have had numerous calls about both mice and rats inside homes in recent days. In today’s blog, we'll explore why rodent activity surges in the fall, how to find out where they’re getting in, and, more importantly, how to prevent these unwelcome visitors from making your home their own.
Why there are more rodent problems in the fall
- Changing weather
As temperatures drop, rats and mice seek refuge from the cold. They're attracted to the warmth and shelter that your home provides, making it an ideal destination for the fall and winter months.
- Food is becoming scarce
With the change in seasons, the availability of natural food sources dwindles. Rats and mice must look elsewhere for sustenance, and your pantry, garbage cans, and pet food storage offers a variety of options for these hungry rodents.
- Rodents are still breeding
Even though the warm days are fleeting, and food sources are running out, rodents may still be breeding. In fact, female rats and mice can have multiple litters per year and are likely to reproduce all year round in indoor environments with a stable food source and suitable conditions.
For ongoing protection from rodents sign up for ongoing home pest control
While it's natural for rats and mice to seek shelter in Virginia homes during the fall, sometimes rodents are an ongoing problem. If your home is a magnet for rodent activity regardless of the season, consider signing up for Getem’s quarterly home pest control services. Designed to protect against mice and rats, it also stops ants, spiders, and other insects from infesting. Check out the plan benefits below or simply give us a call to learn more!
Quarterly pest control services
When you sign up for Getem's residential plan, you'll receive quarterly pest control visits. During each visit, a fully licensed pest control professional will:
- Knock down spider webs & wasps nests (up to one-story)
- Create a barrier of protection around the perimeter of the house to stop pests from entering
- Check & replenish bait stations, if necessary
- Provide an interior treatment if there's a problem
Covered Pests: Ants, beetles, black widows, cockroaches*, centipedes, earwigs, fleas, mice, millipedes, rats, silverfish, spiders & springtails.
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*Plan excludes German roaches, termites, bed bugs, stinging insects, and ticks
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