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Affordable Pest Removal
Why Rats or Mice Are Attracted to Your House
Spotting rats or mice in your home is a horrible experience. Apart from the fact they are dirty, there is also the question of why. Why did the mice or rat choose your home? After all, you are not a messy person living in filth. Unfortunately, the cleanliness of your home has little to do with whether you will get rats or mice.
Instead, rats and mice are attracted to places where they can easily find food, water, and shelter. If your home provides these things, some of these things, or is on a walking route to these things, you may see rats or mice.
Whether you live tidily or not, the inside of your house has everything a rat or mouse needs, so it is important to prevent rats from getting in. This involves making sure there are no holes or gaps in the walls of your house. Pay particular attention to parts of the wall where there are pipes or other fixtures going to the inside of your home. These sections should be well sealed.
For many people, the most hospitable place in their home for rats and mice is the garden. They are particularly attracted to:
. Aviaries, chicken coops, rabbit hutches, and other places where pets are kept outside – these locations are a source of regular food for a rat or mouse.
. Bird feeders – the same applies to bird feeders, particularly when they are easily accessible or on the ground.
. Bins – if rats or mice can get access to the rubbish in your bins they will come. There is a simple solution, though – make sure the lids on your bins are always properly closed.
. Garden sheds and garages – garden sheds and garages are not frequented as often as other parts of the house, plus they are usually messier. All the stored items, tools, and other things that you keep in your shed or garage are great places for a rat or mouse to hide.
. Shrubs and plants – shrubs and plants in your garden offer rats and mice protection from predators, particularly birds. Keeping your garden neat and tidy, while also cutting shrubs and plants back, will help.
With a little bit of planning and a few small home improvement jobs, you can make it less likely that you will encounter a rat or mouse in your home, particularly if you don’t have pets.
Easy, Money Saving Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
A clean, well-maintained home is something that creates a feeling of pride. Feeling safe and protected in your house or apartment is important. Unfortunately, insects, arachnids, and rodents also find your home desirable. If there is a pest problem, pest control companies are an expensive solution, and you can perform many of the same techniques without spending the extra money. You can take some easy measures to solve the problem without involving costly exterminators.
These tips for pest control don’t involve crawling under the house or climbing on the roof. In fact, even exterminators will refuse to climb a ladder per OSHA regulations. Before you spend money with a pest control company, read through the tips provided below and see how easy do-it-yourself pest control can be.
If you want to catch critters creeping around your house, you should consider sticky traps. Many of these contain odourless bait, and you can either lay them flat or fold them into a box with an entrance and exit opening. It would be wise to consider these useful pest control tools, which cost around $5 to $10 a box (which contains several traps). There are several reasons why these traps work great for spiders, earwigs, and mice:
• Safe to use around children and pets
There are no harmful chemicals used with these sticky traps, so you won’t need to worry about your family’s health.
• Easy Clean-Up
Once you need to replace the trap, if you formed it into a box shape, press down, flattening it. If you left it unfolded, pick it up by the edges and fold it over, crushing the pests inside.
• Protect Entry Doors and Bedrooms
Place these traps on either side of your home’s exterior doors and stop pests as they enter. Place them underneath beds against the wall to trap anything lurking in the room.
How Sticky Traps Work
An interesting phenomenon about pests is their habit of following straight lines along the room’s perimeter. For instance, brown recluse spiders will enter a home and follow the baseboards in a methodical straight line, turning when they reach a corner. Place a sticky trap anywhere along the perimeter of a room, and you will catch pests.
Outdoor Wasp Traps
During the warmer seasons, wasps and their nests can prevent you from enjoying your yard. Unlike bees, wasps can sting as many times as they want without consequence. To prevent stings and nests popping up around the outside of your home, consider hanging wasp traps. For around $10, you can buy a small trap with bait included. These traps provide the following advantages:
• Install It Then Forget About It
Once you fill these traps with the included bait and hang them up, there isn’t anything left for you to do. After several weeks you may want to change the bait out if it becomes too full of dead wasps.
• Prevents Nests from Appearing
As wasps send out scouts to look for good nesting sites, they stumble upon the trap and never return to report back to the nest.
• Catches Other Annoying Flying Insects
In addition to wasps, these traps can attract gnats and other bothersome insects who crash family BBQs.
How Wasp Traps Work
The trap container has a uniquely designed entrance that prevents anything from flying back out once inside. The bait is a sweet, sticky, red liquid that wasps want to investigate. As they enter the chamber with the bait, they become unable to escape.
Save Your Money and Do-It-Yourself
If you have ever hired a pest control company, you’ve noticed that they employ the same pest control methods as described above. The only difference is that they charge an arm and a leg for the service. Placing sticky traps at entry points and bedrooms, applying insecticide dust into walls, and hanging wasp traps can rid your home of unwanted pests. If you have a pest problem, consider these methods to save time and money.