Pests move indoors as weather changes
Posted at: 09/26/2013 7:04 PM
By: Jorge Torres, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Karen McSorley was in her front yard and garden on this warm fall day, but it's going to start getting cooler and that means critters will start making their way inside her home to stay warm.
That's why McSorley befriended Richard Fagerlund, a.k.a. The Bugman.
He's been pest consulting for several years and knows which critters will try to move in this winter.
"Mice will try and get inside the house because it's warm and they're looking for food and water. Roaches will try and do that too," he said.
Bugman says there are some easy ways to get rid of them without chemicals and pesticides.
For mice, bait a snap trap with a piece of Slim Jim. Put it under the cabinets where you see mice droppings and you'll catch mice.
There's another method that's more unconventional, yet just as effective, for roaches.
Put a pot or pan outside or inside, fill it with beer and they'll just get drunk and can't get out.
If you'd like to find out what else the Bugman does to keep pests out of his home, click the link below.