Why Do Mice Come in Your Home in the Summer?

Mice in the HouseThere are many homeowners who believe that mice will only invade their houses during the winter. So they are surprised when they see a mouse scurrying across their kitchen floor in July or August. But the truth is that mice can and will come into your home at any time of the year, regardless of how hot or cold it is outside. Mice are after food, water, and shelter at all times, and that includes during the summer months. They are known for being invasive and they don’t discriminate when it comes to invading your home.

There are several reasons why you might find mice in your home during the summer. One is that you might already have mice located in a warmer part of your home that have relocated to a lower level. For example, there are some mice who will build nests in an attic during the wintertime and go undetected. They will then relocate to the first floor or even the basement once it starts to get hot out since the attic will quickly become too uncomfortable for them to survive.

There are also mice that will move right outside of your home to try and find cooler temperatures while still staying close enough to your home to come back in to get food, water, and shelter whenever they need it. These mice will often find their way into shrubs, mulch beds, and other areas right outside your front door. They will then find ways to get into your home whenever they are tired of being outside. It’s why it shouldn’t come as a huge shock when you see a mouse in your house in the summer.

Don’t let your guard down simply because summer is finally here. If you suspect that you might have a problem with mice, let Comfort Pest Control deal with it immediately. We can inspect the inside and outside of your home and find ways to eliminate mice from your property. Call us at 716-366-2120 today to set up a consultation with one of our pest control specialists.

Are There Differences Between a Pest Control Specialist and an Exterminator?

Exterminators Vs. Pest Control Specialists If you have pests in your home and you want to get rid of them, you can call an exterminator or a pest control specialist to help you deal with the problem. They will both come in and get the job done for you. Nevertheless, exterminators and pest control specialists are not the same thing. They actually approach the job of removing pests from a home very differently, so you should take the time to consider which will work best for you before hiring one.

Pest Control Specialist Vs. Exterminator

An exterminator is someone who will typically come into your home and kill whatever pests are causing you problems. If you have ants that have invaded your kitchen, they will utilize chemicals and pesticides to get rid of them. An exterminator will make sure all of the ants are gone before leaving and then send you a bill for it.

However, often times, homeowners will find that, within just weeks, the ants will have returned. Why? Well, it’s because exterminators kill pests, but they don’t always get to the root of the problem. Pest control specialists are a lot more concerned with figuring out why pests have invaded your home and then fixing the issue, which will stop the pests from gaining access to your home. Pest control specialists are more concerned with finding long-term solutions for clients as opposed to simply killing pests and then leaving. They also tend to use chemicals that are less harsh than exterminators are, since they understand that those chemicals can be just as bothersome as the pests themselves in some cases.

If you have pests in your home, Comfort Pest Control recommends that you call on one of our pest control specialists for help. We won’t simply come to your home and spray a bunch of chemicals and hope it solves your problem. Instead, we will inspect your pest problem closely and work to come up with a real solution that will get rid of pests once and for all. Call us at 716-366-2120 today to set up a consultation with a pest control specialist.

Why Pest Control Is Vital

When you’re thinking of taking a vacation, it’s normal to go online and peruse the ratings and reviews for hotels. If you’re like most people, you’ll pass over staying at a hotel with comments that warn you of “bed bugs,” right? People don’t like bugs, critters, and other pests to be in homes and businesses. They should be outside in the wilderness where they belong.

Pests Make Things Less Sanitary

Pest control is important for communities. Would you want to live in a place known for rats? Of course not! People also don’t want to live or stay in a place infested with cockroaches, termites, ants, wasps, bees, mice and the aforementioned rats. “It’s not sanitary” is the nice way of saying, “They creep me out!”

Pests Can Cause Unwanted Diseases

Health-wise, pests can carry diseases with them that humans do not want. Way back when, rats carried the bubonic plague with them, effectively wiping out millions of people in Europe. Lately it has been in the news that ticks are out there en masse these days, and some can infect people with terrible maladies. It’s kind of amazing to think a bug bite could kill you, right? But in some cases, that’s true. If anything, bug bites can cause horrible itching, as well as rashes and sickness. In general, people hate bugs, and can you blame them?

Pests Can Destroy Your Property

Another reason pest control is important is anytime you’ve got too many bugs of one type in a concentrated place, they can ruin things. Termites could literally eat your house to the point where it falls down! Certain bugs swarming around crops could wipe those crops out.

Too many bugs can cause damage to structures and crops. Therefore, we have to be adamant that we’re not going to let pests get out of control where we live.

Since 1994, Comfort Pest Control has been quick, safe and, most importantly, effective at eliminating many different types of pests from places where they don’t belong in and around Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. With affordable prices, Comfort Pest Control keeps homes and businesses in the Dunkirk region free of rodents and insects that would otherwise cause problems. For more information, please call 716-366-2120.