Of all the pest problems people have, it seems they are most squeamish about mice. It’s hard to say exactly why just the sight of a mouse is enough to send many people running for safety. The only obvious thing is that people generally can’t stand the thought of sharing a home with those little furry creatures. Why get rid of mice? Well, in addition to the fact that, to many, they are just plain creepy, mice cause a considerable amount of damage – from toxic droppings to gnawed-up furniture. If you have a population of mice living in your home, or even just a single mouse, then you need to know what you can do to solve your problem. Here is a guide to pest control for mice:
Keep mice from entering your home in the first place by taking preventative measures. Block off or seal all cracks, crevices, and holes through which mice may enter your home. This means any space that is bigger than the cap of a pen. Also, keep your home free of possible food and water sources for mice. Cleanliness is everything when it comes to this, as even the tiniest crumbs left under a cabinet can be very tempting for mice.
These simple devices are an easy and effective way to solve your mouse problem – as long as you only have one or a few. Simply place baited mouse traps where you know mice are likely to congregate, and then check your traps every day to see if you’ve made a catch.
You can purchase mouse bait at any hardware, home improvement, or chain retail store. Mice are attracted to the bait, which seems like food to them. When they eat the bait, they poison themselves and die within hours. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions when it comes to using mouse bait properly.
Mouse trap glue board
These are exactly what they sound like: boards coated with glue. The way they work is just as simple: mice who run over the glue boards get stuck in the glue and are therefore trapped. Glue boards are highly effective, and are non-toxic (which is important if you have pets or small children). All you have to do is check your glue boards on a daily basis and dispose of dead mice immediately.
Of course, if you are not comfortable with handling your own pest control, you may also opt to put your pest control into the hands of professionals like us, Double G Pest Control.
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Ants are pesky little buggers. They seem to be able to infiltrate a building unnoticed, until they’ve somehow taken over. How many times have you passed by a wall, only to notice for the first time a whole stream of ants marching along their way? Sometimes it is easy to identify the crack or crevice through which they came, and sometimes it’s not . . . but either way, it’s never easy to get rid of them for good. It seems that as soon as you think you’ve solved the problem, those ants come marching back again. So what can you do to control your ant problem? Here are some useful tips:
You must identify where the ants are coming from, as well as where they are headed, so that you can cut off their entrance and their food source. This shouldn’t be too hard, but you may have to look for a while to follow the ant trail both to where it starts and where it ends. Once you know how ants are gaining entry, seal off that opening with silicone caulking. Also, destroy the food source at the end of the trail so that ants have no reason to stick around.
Once you’ve shut off entry and exit points, you can get to exterminating the ants that have taken up residence in your home. Purchase ant bait from any chain retailer, hardware store, or home improvement store. Terro is the industry leader, but there are many different brands to choose from. There are a few different ways you can use bait. Just follow the instructions on the package and set your “bait stations” around the house, wherever ants are likely to go.
Of course, not all ant infestations are inside. For outdoor ant problems, it is a good idea to use an ant spray. Ant sprays are messier than bait, which makes them less ideal for indoors, but they are easy to apply in an expansive setting like your back yard. Simply purchase an ant spray from any of the places mentioned above and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to wipe those colonies out.
If you use ant bait for your indoor ant problem, you will notice that, initially, ants congregate around the bait in a mass. It may be tempting to spray them then and there, just to get it over with, but doing this will only prevent them from bringing the poison back to the colony, where it is needed the most.
If you have an ant problem that isn’t going away, or you would just rather not deal with pests altogether, it is time to contact the professionals. We at Double G Pest Control can cure your pest problem.
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If pests are a concern for you and you’d like to see to it that you have to deal with pests as little as possible, then you will be pleased to know that there are some very basic things you can do to keep pests at bay, and/or to rid your home of pests if you already have an infestation. Interested in learning how? Read up on these seven great pest control tips:
Pests may enter your home in a number of different places. Common entry ways are cracks around the doors and windows, holes and crevices in the walls, and through the foundation. Inspect for possible pest entry points and seal them off.
The most common cause of mosquito infestation is standing water outside. This could be anything from the kiddie pool behind the house to that tiny puddle of water in your driveway. Any water that has been sitting for a long period of time in a mosquito zone will become a mosquito breeding ground at one point or another. Investigate your yard for culprits and clean them up immediately.
If you find that your home is already host to a pest colony, then you can take some do-it-yourself measures to rid your home of the pests by baiting them. Simply purchase the appropriate bait at any local hardware store and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
Borax is a great insect poison. If you have roaches in the house, sprinkle it where you know they hang out (and where you know children and/or animals won’t be playing). For ants, mix borax with sugar and sprinkle the mixture around the perimeter of your foundation. The sugar will attract the ants, and the borax will poison them.
Pests need food to survive. What’s more is that they are often invited into your home by the pleasant scent of food. Make sure there are no food sources that can attract pests in your home.
Remember that most pests thrive in dank environments. Go through your home and do your best to make sure you’re not hosting a pest hot-spot. Every space, even those you don’t see on a day-to-day basis, should have ample ventilation and should be free of standing water.
Don’t forget that not all pests are insects. Rodents are common pests, and you can go a long way in controlling them by setting traps in all those dark hideouts where rodents can be found.
Of course, the simplest and easiest way to control pests is to enlist the help of professionals.
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Generally speaking, pest control must be approached from a multitude of directions if it is to be truly effective. There are a number of pest control methods you may use, and each of them has its own set of advantages and drawbacks. In order to develop the best pest control plan for your particular circumstances, it is important that you weigh out all of your options. So, just what do you have to choose from when it comes to keeping pests at bay? Here are five different types of pest control methods:
This should be a part of your pest control plan no matter what, for there is no arguing that the best way to counter pest problems is to prevent them from happening in the first place. There are three basic steps to prevention: sealing off all possible pest entryways, cutting off any food sources that may attract and sustain pests, and making sure your home is not a pest-breeding environment.
Pest baiting involves using a bait (which may be a pesticide, an organic substance like diatomaceous earth, or even a common kitchen pantry item) to attract insects into traps. Some baits actually involve allowing the pests to feed on poisons which they will then bring back to their colonies, in effect poisoning the entire population.
This type of pest control is best for outdoor use. We all know that there are certain pests that love to prey on outdoor foliage and garden plants. What some may not know is that there are also insects that prey on those pests, and that you can order those beneficial insects through a catalog and put them in your yard to counter pests naturally.
Of course, insecticides are a very common form of pest control, and are typically used by pest control companies, as well as homeowners. You can purchase insecticides at any chain retailer, hardware store, or home improvement store, and then simply apply them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
This is the best method for non-insect pests like mice and rats. Traps are exactly what they sound like: ways of catching pests and holding them until you can get to the trapped pest to dispose of it. In addition to the common mouse trap, you can also set up box traps for larger pests.
Of course, if you are not comfortable with handling your own pest control, you may opt to put your pest control into the hands of professionals like us, Double G Pest Control.
We can be reached by phone, at 217-440-2847, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.