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.
We can be reached at Double G Pest Control by phone, at 217-440-2847, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sure, termites look harmless enough . . . but they work in groups. Termites prove the old saying about there being power in numbers, as they can, quite literally, tear your house apart if you let them. Unfortunately, many home owners don’t even realize they have a termite problem until considerable damage has been done. Therefore, it is important that you stay on the lookout for termites, and that you take action at the first appearance of those little winged creatures. So how do you get rid of termites if you do happen to have an infestation? Here is a guide to the best termite control methods:
As the old saying goes, the best defense is a good offense. It is a good idea to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place. This takes foresight, and some handiwork. You can give your home the best chances of staying termite-free by keeping outdoor wood piles away from the vicinity of your home. This also applies to mulch and dead tree stumps. Also, remember that termites thrive in damp areas; therefore, you should slope your property downhill from your slab, make sure your rain gutters are clean and diverting water away from the foundation, plant your ground covers and landscaping plants at least three feet from the home, and make sure your crawl space has enough ventilation to stay dry. You may also pre-treat the soil under your foundation before you build your house, if that is an option for you.
You may opt to use termite bait or termite stakes to treat minor termite problems. Both can be purchased at your local home improvement or hardware store, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to determine which method is best for you.
If you have a termite infestation, it is likely that you will need to enlist the help of trained professionals. Only minor termite problems can be effectively treated with do-it-yourself methods. Termite control for more serious cases involves the use of heavy machinery, and the type of knowledge, experience, and skill set that only pest control professionals will have. Unless you know how to drill into your foundation, then you need to call a professional.
If you have a termite problem, and you would like the tough job taken care of, contact competent professionals like us.
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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.