First, are you having trouble with pests in or around your home?
If the answer is NO, then you don’t currently need a pest control company.
However, if the answer is YES, then you may or may not need a pest control company.
Note: this information is not regarding termites; termites are a separate issue that typically need a yearly inspection by a certified pest control company.
If you are having pest problems, the first step …
Never fear! The experts are here. First, you need to locate where the bat is in the house.
When trying to locate the bat make sure to use thick, preferably leather, gloves and a flashlight, and NEVER put your hand somewhere before looking.
Here are some places you should check:
- Check high first, behind curtains and wall hangings.
- Check low, on the floor under items (bats can crawl).
- Generally bats can be anywhere, and they can fit in holes
Shrews have been known to enter buildings. Rodent-proofing will exclude shrews from entering structures. Look along the foundation sill, pipes, eaves, attic screens and other places where gaps occur in the structure. Shrews have been found in attics so don’t forget to look along eaves.
Here are some ways to exclude shrews:
- Place hardware cloth of 1/4-inch (0.6-cm) mesh over potential entrances to exclude shrews. The pygmy shrew (Sorex hoyi) may require a smaller mesh (but