Worried About Rodents? 3 Signs That You Need To Start Pest Control Services

Now that fall is in full swing, you might think that you can slow down on pest control services. However, that might not be the case. In fact, you might find that the pest problems will increase around your house, especially now that the temperatures are cooling down. Rodents are one group of pests that you need to pay close attention to during the fall. This is the time of year when rodents start finding homes to nest in during the winter. Unfortunately, you don't always know that you have a rodent problem until you're facing a full-blown infestation. If you suspect that you might have a rodent problem, read the list provided below. If you encounter any of the problems described here, schedule pest control services right away. 

You've Discovered Damaged Wiring

If you're like most people, you think that rodents limit their chewing to wood, cardboard boxes, and clothing. However, that's not actually the case. Rodents will actually chew through other areas in your home, including the electrical wiring. Unfortunately, chewing through the electrical wiring is more than a nuisance. When rodents chew through the electrical wiring, they increase the risk of fires. To prevent that risk, search your home for signs of damaged electrical wiring, especially in the attic. If you see wiring that's been chewed through, contact a pest control service.

Your Neighbors Have an Infestation

If you're worried about rodent infestations, talk to your neighbors. You might not realize this, but rodents tend to roam the neighborhood. Once they settle into one house, they'll spread out to the surrounding homes. Not only that, but once one household starts a pest control routine, some of the rodents will swarm to other yards. If your neighbors have a rodent problem, the best thing you can do is schedule pest control services. That way, you can stop the infestation before it begins. 

Your Pets Are Acting Strangely

If you suspect that you have a rodent infestation, pay attention to the way your pets act. Dogs and cats can smell the rodents that might be living in your walls. They may also be able to hear rodents scratching in areas that are out of your sight. In fact, you might find your dogs and cats trying to scratch through the walls, or trying to sniff out the location of the rodents. If you see your pets acting strangely, it's important that you schedule pest control services as soon as possible.