When you want a taste of the outdoors, all you need to do is head over to the White Clay Creek State Park, near Hockessin. With 3,300 acres of serene wilderness to explore, you better bring your bike for the biking trails and your hiking boots for the hikes. When the outdoors stays outdoors, it is easy to enjoy. Unfortunately, when the outdoors decides to live with you in your home, that is when you have something called a pest infestation. There are plenty of creatures that want to get into your home, eat your food and ruin your standard of health. Pointe Pest Control wants to help you take care of the things “that go bump” in the night. When you are looking for effective pest control in Hockessin, we’ve got you covered.
Things that go Bump
Have you ever turned to your spouse to say, “Did you hear that?” If so, you are not alone. There are plenty of critters that love to be active when you are trying to sleep. Sometimes, the sounds you hear at night might even be some unwanted pests living in your attic. Here are some of the most common creatures that might be trying to ruin your sleep.
- Rodents: If you have an infestation of mice or rats, the only time you might hear them is at night. Rats have no problem living in your attic. They can sneak down into your kitchen at night and steal food, and cause all sorts of trouble. A rat can fit through a hole that is about the size of a quarter. Imagine all the places around your home that has a hole that size. If you have water pipes, gas lines, or electrical conduit that enters your home, make certain the space around the pipe is sealed. You will want to check under your door as well. If you threshold isn’t doing its job, you could be sharing your meals with a bunch of dirty rats. Mice on the other hand will live under you cupboards and beneath your furniture. A mouse can fit through a hole that is the size of a nickel. The best way to prevent a rodent infestation is by sealing up your home. The reason a rodent infestation is so scary is because of the diseases they transmit. Rodents are vectors for bacteria, viruses, and parasites. You never want to share your home with a rodent.
- Bed Bugs: Bed bugs are tricky. They wait for you to fall asleep and then they attack. Unlike rodents, bed bugs don’t want to steal your food. When a bed bug wants to eat, you are the only thing in its menu. Bed bugs are obligate blood feeders. They have to bite you and drink your blood. You are the only thing they eat. You will probably never feel a bed bug bite, because they are masters of anesthesia. They numb the bite site and go to town. Since bed bugs hide during the day, the best way to know if you have bed bugs is to look for the signs. First, look for bite marks. If you have rows of bite marks on any exposed skin it is time to take a deeper look. The second sign are blood spots. When a bed bug feeds it defecates. You will notice brownish-red spots on your sheets and on your pajamas. If you have found the first two signs, it is time to grab a flash light to look for the third sign of a bed bug infestation. The third sign is to find the bed bugs. Since they hate light, look under your furniture and in any cracks that stay dark. You might even want to look behind picture frames and under your bed. If you find two of the signs it is time to call in the professionals with Pointe Pest Control.
The Professionals with Pointe Pest Control
Simply put, we know how to eliminate pests. From rodents to bed bugs and everything in between, we have the tools, the training and experience to safely and effectively eliminate any infestation. We are serious about Hockessin pest control. Since we understand the pests, we can help you create a targeted treatment plan that will stop the pest in its tracks. In order to increase our effectiveness, we use the proven principles of Integrated Pest Management. We target the pesky pest in every lifecycle and use a variety of treatments so you can enjoy complete eradicate. When you want pest control with real results, you need Pointe Pest Control.
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