Do you Have Uninvited House Guests?
Help! I have a Mouse in my House!
Now that’s a line I hear more often than I’d like to! The other day I got a call from a client (let’s just call her Suzy) that told me I needed to make a house call to her neighbor right away and check out her attic. She said she was really worried about her neighbor and it was an urgent matter. So I finished up my coffee and headed out to Suzy’s part of town in Fort Myers.
As it turns out Suzy’s neighbor was just about to lose her mind and didn’t know if she should call a doctor or a priest! She hadn’t slept in days and she sure she had a ghost in the house because she heard noises deep into the night, just above her bedroom and the poor lady had convinced herself it was her late husband trying to contact her from the afterlife. Now I’m no ghost hunter, buster or anything like that so I can’t say Yay or Nay about their existence but I can smell a rat in a house if you got one or two… or ten! I’ve been doing this pest control stuff for a long time so I’ve come to see the signs and understand the situation, if you know what I mean!
Well I tell you what, Suzy’s neighbor was lucky she’d gone over crying to Suzy about the nighttime noises because just a few months back I’d gotten a call from Susy’s husband with a similar problem and found a nice size family of rats in their attic and I took care of that problem right away. So Suzy had a pretty good idea of what was really going on at her neighbors house but was having a hard time getting her to understand it was rodents and not her late husband trying to give her some important message from the far and beyond.
Sure enough I climbed up into that attic and found a fine mess up there and now I wished I would have taken a picture so you could see it for yourself! I tell you them creatures were having a happy party up there for a while because it took me and my crew some work to get it all cleaned up and back in order. I’m happy to report that Suzy’s neighbor is sleeping just fine these days and we’re not only checking regularly for rodents but we’re taking care of her termite protection, her lawn and we’re making sure her entire house is totally bug free!
Now here is what you need to know about these unwanted house guests: Commensal Rodents or Pest are a serious problem in the southwest Florida area and most people don’t realize it. They love to live in doors where it’s dry, comfortable and they have lots of food – yours! Rats in the attic are also called roof rats but there are several kinds to look out for. You have Deer Mouse, House Mouse, Norway Rat and the Meadow Vole. Commensal pests have been perhaps feared beyond all others down through the ages, as they hit us where it hurts most — in the food supply.
These rats and mice just love to make their home in our homes, farm buildings and warehouses in search of food and shelter. Especially in these rainy months where it’s flooding outside so they have to find a dry place to live. Oh, did I mention they love to climb and they really love food that you leave lying out around your home? The most common rodent pests in Florida are rats and mice because they have adapted well to living with humans. Unknowingly man has carried these pests to every corner of the earth and they have become a common headache for many. These animals consume large quantities of food, they damage structures, clothing and documents that you have stored away for safe keeping. They carry a number of diseases, leave behind their droppings and reproduce at a rate we can’t even begin to want to tell you about.
The good news is that we’re very familiar with these unlikable pests and we know just the right trick to get them out of your living space and far away from your home. Lenny’s Pest Control is licensed and insured and our team of experts has years of experience in exterminating these rodents quickly and safely. We accept all major credit cards and we proudly service the Lee Charlotte and Collier Counties for Pest Control, Termite Control, Lawn Care and yes Commensal Rodents!
Call us at 239-945-6543 or visit our website at http://www.lennyspestcontrol.com/ to get a quote today!