With winter in full-swing, you’re probably curious as to which pests cause the biggest problems. Bugs are more common in the spring and summer, but what happens in the winter? There are three main categories of animals that may need to be removed during colder months, and they tend to be the most commonly found in the United States. Read on to discover what they are.
These rodents love to huddle where it’s warm. During the winter, they’re also scavenging for scarce food; this can often mean the groceries in your pantry! Mice are well-known for transferring diseases to humans, such as salmonella. This will be easy once they have access to your food stores. If you suspect you may have mice, it’s not enough to set out a trap and be done with it–you’ll need to call in a professional like Shumaker’s in order to get rid of them for good.
Just like mice, raccoons have a hard time searching for edible morsels when it’s cold outside. The most common place for raccoons to enter a home is through the chimney; no doubt, your chimney vent is open during the winter due to frequent use of the fireplace. Be sure that when it’s not in use, you’re closing the vent! And never try to smoke out a raccoon by closing the vent with it still inside; Shumaker’s prefers humane removal. We’ll come do that for you, so the animal doesn’t have to suffer for its mistakes.
Do you use your basement for storage? Undisturbed piles of rubbish are perfect homes for rats during the winter. They will chew through just about anything in search of food and a warm bed. Not only can they cause destruction to your home, they can also lead to disease, just like mice.
Shumaker’s Animal Control can help with your winter animal removal!
Shumaker’s Animal Control has over 25 years of experience in the animal and pest control field. Whatever your problem, we can help remedy the situation and restore your home (or yard) back to normal. Give us a call at (443) 854-8072 or contact us online today to see how we can help you! For more information on household and neighborhood pests and how to protect your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.