January Tips: Common Pests in January

gray squirrel - January Tips for pest removal

RATS live in fields, farm lands and structures. They enter homes looking for food sources. They can chew wiring and cause fires. They also carry diseases.

MICE breed rapidly and adapts quickly to changing conditions. Their droplets of urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can bring fleas, ticks and lice into your home.

SQUIRRELS will invade homes, chew wiring and destroy wood along the roof lines with their gnawing. Do not block holes in a structure until you’re absolutely sure all squirrels are gone.

SKUNKS will destroy lawns by digging up the grass to get to insects and will nest under structures to breed.

COCKROACHES have been reported to spread at least 33 kinds of bacteria, six kinds of parasitic worms, and at least seven other kinds of human pathogens.