We often get calls when customers bring out their holiday decorations and find mice droppings or mouse nests. To avoid this, put your holiday decorations in sealed containers. Never pack away edible decorations or wreaths with nuts or seeds as this gives mice a food source and can cause moths and beetles.
Ford’s Hometown Services would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We would also like to remind you that we will be closed Thanksgiving and Friday November 29th.
Ford’s Hometown Services will be closed on Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th so we can all spend time with family and friends. We wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and if you are traveling, please be safe.
So how do you find out where mice are entering into your home. One of the easiest ways is to check around your foundation when there is snow on the ground. There little footprints will direct you to exactly the spot they are entering and exiting. It is usually best to set traps to catch the mice before blocking up the hole(s) to avoid the mice chewing another hole to get out or dying inside. If mice are an issue for you and you need professional exterminating, please feel free to contact us today. 1-800-649-9992
You know it is a busy day when you catch a Fisher (aka. Fisher Cat) and a Raccoon in the same day. They both seem to have guilty faces and were a problem in the neighborhoods that they were caught in. Fisher’s will usually eat small rodents but can go after small domestic cats. Raccoon’s will get into trash and make a mess. Having a wildlife issue, call today- 1-800-649-9992
The Mice are already moving in and looking for a nice warm place to overwinter. Don’t let them get comfortable. The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. A female house mouse can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. That’s 150 babies a year! If you feel you may have a mouse problem, please call today. 1-800-649-9992.
Bats are the only true flying mammals, which have thin membranes that extend from the elongated forearm and fingers to the body’s hind limb. Their body is furry and their eyes are small with limited vision. They navigate by means of a sonar-like echolocation system, which enables them to avoid solid objects and detect flying insects in total darkness. A colony of bats can produce pounds of guano (bat droppings) that can stain through ceilings or even worse, break through and contaminate your living space. You may find guano next to your chimney within your attic, as the heated chimney provides comfort for overwintering. Large amounts of bat guano support the growth of a fungus called Histoplasma capsulatum. If the spores become airborne and are inhaled, a lung disease called histoplasmosis may develop. Bats can carry ectoparasites (“bat bugs”), which are blood-feeding insects similar to bed bugs and mites.
Bats are also a known vector of rabies, a viral disease that is fatal if not treated. As a preventative measure, please make sure your pets are vaccinated. Do not handle a bat if it shows weakness or paralysis. Bats that have impaired flying ability or are viewed flying during midday may be rabid. In the exclusion of bats, Ford’s Hometown Services uses no pesticides, poisons or traps and does not harm the bats in any way. Our methods involve finding and sealing all points of entry, excluding the bats with one-way doors, re-checking to be sure all are safely out of your home and then blocking entrance holes. If you need help with bats or other forms of pest control, please call us today 1-800-649-9992.