• Nov
    • 27
    • 2019

Pests To Watch Out For In Winter

While we’d all like to believe cold weather scares away insects, that isn’t always the case. Oftentimes, they actually hide from the cold by coming into your home. Today we’re going to take a look at what pests to watch out for in winter, and how you can stop them from bugging you. A

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    • Nov
    • 01
    • 2019

How To Protect Your Home From Rodents In Winter

Rodents are small, but they can cause huge issues in your home, plus their droppings can spread disease. To prevent an infestation from happening, here are some tips for how to protect your home from rodents, especially in winter when they are most likely looking for warm places to burrow.

  1. Place door sweeps at each entrance and make sure all screens are intact. 
  2. Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  3. Inspect the outside of your home for any cracks or holes, and fill in any you find.
  4. Store all food in airtight containers and make it a habit to take out the trash frequently.
  5. Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces ventilated and dry.
  6. Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around basement foundation and windows.
  7. Get rid of moisture sites, such as leaking pipes and clogged drains that could attract pests.
  8. Carefully look over boxes, grocery bags and other items before bringing them into the house, especially if they were stored in a garage or shed.
  9. If you have firewood, store it at least 20 feet away from the house and keep nearby shrubbery well-trimmed.

If you want to be extra cautious, or you’ve already experienced unwelcome visitors, contact K&C Pest Control. We can help recommend pest proofing techniques or eliminate ones that have already found your home. Call (920) 582-9000 for a free quote.

    • Sep
    • 12
    • 2019

How To Keep Mice Out Of Your Camper

As the weather continues to cool, mice will be looking for a warm place to stay. You might have already rodent-proofed your home, but you should also make sure your camper doesn’t become a home for critters. Use these tips to keep mice away.

Block Entry Points
Make sure any vulnerable areas in your camper are blocked and sealed off. Keep in mind that a mouse can fit through a hole the size of a dime, so any gap should be repaired. Spray foam is a great option, but you can also use mesh screens or steel wool.

Clean It Up
Keeping your camper clean is also important for warding off critters. Remove any food or secure it in a cabinet or cupboard. We also recommend always using airtight containers for storing anything edible all year around. Keeping everything clean will take snack temptations away from rodents and make it a less appealing place to burrow.

Set Up Traps
To further protect your camper, you can set up traps in and around your camper. This is just another safeguard to make sure these pesky rodents stay out.

Use Rodent Repellent 
Some people swear by natural or homemade mouse repellent, like fabric softener sheets, Irish Spring soap, moth balls and peppermint oil. These are easy things to find and are said to deter mice.

Contact A Professional
If you want to be as prepared as possible, we recommend contacting one of our friendly pest experts here at K&C Pest Control. We’ve seen it all, and we can help whether you’re preventing critters or trying to get rid of ones that have already started bugging you. Our team can handle any pest, big or small!

    • Aug
    • 12
    • 2019

How To Prepare For Fall Pests

It’s hard to believe, but fall is right around the corner. It’s time to start pest-proofing your property to make sure critters aren’t able to get in when the temperature starts to drop. Many different pests, such as rodents and spiders look for shelter in warm places in order to survive the harsh Midwest winter. Use these tips to keep them out of your space.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and fix any damaged screens or gaps near entrances. 
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Seal cracks and crevices on the outside of your home and garage, including areas where utilities and pipes enter. 
  • Store all food in airtight containers.
  • Keep garbage bins outside closed.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around basement foundation and windows.
  • Store any firewood at least 20 feet away from homes or cabins.
  • Eliminate excess moisture by fixing leaky pipes and clogged drains.

If you’re concerned about rodents, spiders, cockroaches or other fall pests on your property, contact a friendly pest expert from K&C Pest Control.

    • Jul
    • 16
    • 2019

How To Stop Bug Bites From Itching

Mosquitoes can be the most annoying pests in summer because their bites last way after they are gone. Many people have their own remedies that they swear by, like marking them with a cross with a fingernail, resting a cold tea bag on them, or even slapping them. These might work for some people, but here are some few proven ways that will stop bug bites from itching. 

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    • Jun
    • 25
    • 2019

Tips To Protect Yourself From Mosquitoes And Ticks

Summer is the busiest season for pests, especially those that bite. They are more than just annoying, they can also be dangerous to your health, which is why we’ve put together a few tips for protecting yourself from bloodsuckers like mosquitoes and ticks.

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    • May
    • 21
    • 2019

Benefits of Summer Spider Spray Treatment

Benefits of Summer Spider Spray Treatment

Summer is the season that brings out the most pests. It seems like there’s a new horror behind every corner, such as wasps, ants, mosquitoes, ticks, spiders and more. The good news is you can do something about preventing pests from invading your area. To help prepare for pest season, sign up for summer spider spray treatment from K&C Pest Control.

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    • Apr
    • 22
    • 2019

When Do Lake Flies Hatch In Wisconsin?

Every year the Oshkosh area gets invaded by lake flies aka mayflies. Even though there is no way to prevent them, it’s still helpful to prepare yourself for their arrival. Learn when the lake flies are expected to hatch and why they are an important part of the lake’s ecosystem.

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    • Mar
    • 25
    • 2019

Most Common Household Pests In Wisconsin

As the weather continues to get warmer, Wisconsin pests will start poking around. Make sure you’re prepared for the most common household pests the state has to offer. Read More…

    • Feb
    • 25
    • 2019

How To Keep Rodents Out Of Your Car

During the cold months, mice, rats and other vermin are looking for warm places to take shelter, which could include your car. To avoid these four-legged foes, use these tips to keep rodents out of your car. Read More…