Unwanted Winter House Pests
CHARLOTTE, NC.C- With the return of cold temperatures some Charlotte residents may find themselves with unwanted house guests. We're not talking about family in town for the holidays.
Pastor John Petry learned his church's organ was infested with mice when it abruptly stopped working. He thought something weird was going on when cough drops kept disappearing from a basket in the choir section, "Slowly but surely we were missing some or someone was using a lot of them. Little did we know the mice were taking them."
Pests typically love dry, warm, dark covered areas to hide in. The church organ provided all the components these mice were looking for.
Fred Wingate, Chief Bugman for Noose Pest Management is seeing a spike in the Queen City as critters are looking for cozy places to stay warm, "I see a lot of grey squirrels doing damage in attics, possums, raccoons, we deal with beaver, and mice of course."
To keep your home free of rodents, Wingate recommends repairing broken vent screens and covering any areas where rodents can get in and hide, "If you can fit a quarter in that spot or something a little bit larger and a little bit smaller a mouse or a rodent can get in there and do some damage."
He also says pruning trees and shrubs can help keep the critters out.