Ways to avoid pests in your home

by | Jul 25, 2016 | Pest Control

Having pests in your home is definitely an unpleasant situation that nobody wants to experience or deal with. From the diseases and germs carried, to the messes and damages they create, pests are a nuisance that are best dealt with quickly and efficiently. Determined attitudes and their small size enables them fit through tiny spaces wreaking havoc on the home of their host. If you’re noticing a pest situation, be sure to call for a professional to help you get the job done right.

Although pest infestations are more prevalent during the colder months, there are still a significant number of rodent problem cases throughout the rest of the year. There are different factors that influence the populations of mice and rats in people’s homes from weather, accessibility, foods sources, etc. In Toronto, the number of nuisance pest problem issues has skyrocketed which is possibly due to the light winter we’ve experienced this year. As a result, homeowners, restaurant owners, office spaces and plenty other types of spaces are victims to mice or rat infestations who have to deal with the negative impact of having rodent infestations on a daily basis.

If you’re just about fed up with having to deal with these pesky nuisances, then here are several suggestions on how to get started. Keep in mind, that although these tips can be effective temporarily, long term solutions are best provided by your wildlife removal and pest control technician.

If your property is being invaded by pests, begin with identifying the intruder. Knowing who the culprit is simplifies the situation by giving you a better idea with what you’re working with. There are different ways to identify what sort of pest you’re facing like tracks made, droppings and noises – use this guide to help identify the pest with the types of pest clue you come across.

Once you know what sort of pest you’re dealing with, it’s time to think up a course of action. There are several ways you can help eliminate or prevent pest issues before you call a wildlife control company.

  • Inspect the exterior of the building

Feeling for air breeze or looking out for light shining through cracks is a good way to evaluate the state of the exterior of the building. Take some time to perform a walk through around the house to check if there are any cracks or holes where wildlife can or is gaining entry through. Remember, many pests are capable of squeezing through smaller spaces than we’d think they do!

  • Windows and Doors

While pests are very capable of fitting through or creating their own entry points, if there is an open window or door that is readily accessible they’re likely gain entrance this way instead.
Try to keep your doors or windows shut when not in use, but if they are open, consider fitting them with screens (or check for holes and tears if you already have them).

  • Screen Vents

It’s important to keep vents open for obvious reasons, but placing screens on them can help you prevent pest infestations in your home.

  • Garden Maintenance

Insects and rodents can use plants for safe hiding until they have an opportunity to get inside. It’s especially useful for them when the plants are nested right against the wall of the building! Prevent this from happening by moving the plants further away from the wall of the house.

  • Repairs and Renovations

Things can sometimes get a little messy when having repairs, renovations or any sort of work done to the building like plumbing or electrical. In their processes, gaps can be left, holes or weakened structures. Remember to do a run-through of the property afterwards.

  • Keep a look out

There are many wildlife and pests who are extremely intelligent and persistent to get into your property so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and monitor any areas where you feel might have some wildlife/pest activity. Take extra precautions during the peak times of the year for these wildlife and pest intrusions. Once is when the temperature drops for the winter season and another again is when the temperature goes up for the summer.

While all of these suggestions can definitely aid in your challenge against pest control, for a more effective solution, call wildlife and pest control experts at SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated. At SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated, our trained and licensed technicians have the knowledge and experience when dealing with wildlife and pest control problems. Thorough inspections are performed to catch all of the potential areas where pest and wildlife may be coming through. Once inspected, our technicians will give you customized solutions for your specific situation and provide you with the service to carry these solutions out.


If you notice signs of wildlife in your house give us a call. At SOS Wildlife Control Incorporated Incorporated, we provide superior pest control services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients, guaranteeing effective results every single time. Let us help you solve your wildlife problems. Taking action before it’s too late will help eliminate animal damage repair costs. We can easily be reached at 1-800-981-0330. Don’t wait and call us to schedule an appointment for a thorough inspection to help evacuate all your unwanted wildlife guests in the most humane way possible.