Get a custom Home Scorecard that details your home’s unique risk factors. Answer a few questions below and we will tell you if you are at low, moderate or a high level risk for pest invasions. Your personal score card will give you an overview of what effects your risk and tips on how to minimize pest activity inside your home.
1. Have you seen any live rodents in your house in the past month?
Sometimes you do not see them but hear them in your attic or see signs of them in your kitchen. Be alert for the signs.
2. Have you heard any rodents or scurrying in your house recently?
Not hearing them, although a good sign, does not necessarily mean they are not there. Rodents can live quite quietly in your attic if well insulated. Homeowners are sometimes shocked to find out they are not living alone and have colonies of rodents living and dying, not to mention defecating and urinating, in their attic.
3. Have you smelt anything foul or unusual?
You are not off the hook just because you can’t smell them. The level of infestation has to be high and long term before the smell becomes overwhelming, especially if they live in your attic and you rarely go up there.
4. Do you have any openings to your house (vents, etc)?
Great, but stay diligent. A roof rat only needs a hole the size of a quarter and mice the size of a dime.
5. When is the last time you fully caulked, screened and sealed your entire house?
Your caulking is getting a little old, Truly Nolen does a complete inspection of all entry points in your perimeter and will advise you of your vulnerable areas.
6. Do you have any other structures (detached garage, shed, storage area, etc.) near your home?
Good. Reduce your risk of finding unwelcome houseguests, by reducing structures around your home that provide food or shelter.
7. Do you have any trees that are within 3 feet of the home or have branches hanging over the home?
Be cautious! Discourage rodents from entering your home by cutting back nearby tree branches and removing trees that are less than 3 feet away.
8. Has your heating/cooling bills been higher than normal?
Great, rodents can damage your insulation and cause you to lose heat or cooling.
9. Have you had any unexplained electrical issues?
Great, one of the signs of the presence of rodents is the gnawing of electrical wiring causing shorts in your circuits.