Welcome to my site about pest control. I'm Miranda Maloney. Although many people fuss loudly about the presence of spiders in the home, these creatures often clear out the bugs that cause far worse problems. Spiders consume beetles, cockroaches, moths and other pests that wreak havoc throughout the house. Thankfully, however, you can hire a pest control professional to eliminate bugs in your home if you do not want to co-habitate with spiders. In fact, pest control professionals can eliminate the spiders as well. I will share information about pest control tactics, both natural and commercial, on this site. Please follow along to learn more.
No one wants to share their house with a mouse. Mice are noisy, leave droppings behind and carry bacteria and diseases that can be harmful to people and pets. If you have a mouse has taken up residence in your house, it needs to be kicked out. Here are the three main methods that can be used to drive that mouse out.
Mouse Repellent Sprays
Mouse repellent sprays work to help repel a mouse from inside your home. The smell irritates the mouse. It may be something that causes their eyes to water or gives them difficulty breathing. In turn, they leave their nest to find a new place away from the repellent, hopefully out of your home. The problem with mouse repellent sprays is that you need to know where their nest is, which can be difficult to track down. Secondly, the repellent spray only works so far. You may drive them from their nest into another part of your home. Because of this, repellent sprays are typically only effective if their nest is near an exit and you can spray the entire space to drive them to this exit point.
Electronic Mouse Repellents
An electronic mouse repellent sends out sounds that mice can hear but humans cannot. These sounds are meant to repel mice or drive them away because the sounds can be annoying or scary for the mice. Once again, you need to know where the nest is located. This type of repellent cannot be heard through walls. Therefore, it is ineffective if you don't know where the mice nest is located.
Mouse traps are the most effective way to catch mice. This consists of both spring and snap or sticky mice traps. Spring and snap traps may kill a mice, whereas sticky ones allow you to free the mice back into the wild. It may take time to catch mice with these traps, but with the right bait, mice will be caught. The downside to traps is that they can be dangerous if you have small children or pets in your home. Many exterminators now offer traps in large boxes. These boxes hold the trap tightly inside, ensuring the mouse can be caught, while also ensuring pets and kids cannot touch the trap.
Sealing off entry points is the best way to keep mice out of your home. But if they have already entered, you will have to remove them from your home before you can seal off these points. Locating and removing mice on your own can be challenging and if it takes too long, the mice may multiply by the time you locate them. If you suspect or know you have one or more mice living in your home, call in a professional. A mice extermination company can decide how best to deal with the infestation and how to prevent one in the future.