Rodent Issues to Watch for This Summer | Critter Control Tampa

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Rodent Issues to Look Out for This SummerThe summer season is upon us, and with rising temperatures outside, rodents will be seeking shelter inside. While it’s true that rodents may be considered more of a winter pest, they will gladly enter your home during the summer months and stir up big trouble for you and your household. Below are four issues that attract rodents to your home during the summer season.

Undisposed Food from Backyard Barbecues and Picnics

The summertime is the perfect time to gather with friends and family, enjoy the beautiful weather, and feast on delicious food. Once the party is over; however, leftover food scraps in your yard will attract rodents onto your property and eventually into your home. Make sure to clean up after the get-together in order to prevent unwelcome guests from setting foot on your property.

Lack of Nearby Water

The summer months in Florida can be unbearably hot, especially for the surrounding wildlife. Rodents, like all other living things, need water to survive. With the extreme heat and more than a few rainless days, they’ll seek water elsewhere, often in surrounding homes and businesses. Be alert during continuing periods of drought, because you may have a rodent looking for water in your home.

Open Doors and Windows

With rising temperatures during the summer season cranking up your AC bill, you may seek alternative methods for cooling down your home such as opening doors and windows to allow air flow throughout the house. This method may lower your bill, but will also provide rodents with easier access to the inside of your home. Open doors and windows serve as welcome mats to pests. If you want to leave your doors and windows open, make sure to use screens that will prevent rodents from entering while still allowing air to flow through.

Extreme Heat Forcing Rodents to Seek Shelter

Florida sunshine can be intense, often forcing rodents to seek shelter from the heat wherever shade and protection can be found. However, your home is just as inviting to them as the shade from a tree. Not only can your home provide them with refuge from the powerful rays of the sun, but perhaps some food and water too. Make sure to look for signs of overheated critters camped out in your yard or under your porch.

Contact Our Experts

If rodents do get into your home to escape the Florida heat, it’s never a good idea to try to remove them on your own. Most rodent traps sold in stores are not effective, and many end up leaving messes that you will not want to clean. To keep your Tampa home and family safe, trust our experts at Critter Control® of Tampa. We’ll remove rodents from your property quickly and safely, so you can get back to enjoying the summer season with your loved ones. Call us today at 813-328-5629 for your free estimate.

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