Month: December 2016

Rodent Control Goes Green!

Rodent Control Goes Green!

“Controlling Mice may seem a simple task…until your home is invaded by a litter of a dozen wily mice and those old fashioned (finger snapping) traps just don’t seem to catch your crafty, “fecal-spreading” house companions. Those electronic repellents simply aren’t working, and your friends enjoy bowling with acorns at late hours of the night.”

So you go to the Home Improvement store (hopefully local), look for the aisle with “dangerous chemicals” and load your cart with an arsenal of lethal poisons (oddly with names not unlike those reminiscent of childhood cartoons, minus the “Jerry” of course) and return with a vengeance. Now…how to implement this rodent warfare?

Most of the rodenticides available to consumers contain multi-feed poisons; simply meaning a mouse must eat a heaping amount on several occasions in order to obtain a lethal dosage. That is…if only the mouse would eat it in the first place! While mice aren’t the pickiest of eaters,  your hunk of poison-infused wax may not be very enticing. And that packaging probably isn’t very pet safe so- watch where you put that tray of pellets before Fido snacks on them. Vet bills aren’t as cheap as the money you just saved by not calling an exterminator.(We employ Tamper Resistant, locking Stations made in the U.S.A. strategically placed to avoid access by pets and or children.)

Exhausted, you recline in your chair and wipe your brow, feeling somewhat defeated by these pesky, salmonella spreading critters. What can be done in the name of justice to rid your domicile of these unwelcome inhabitants? Call a professional. They have access to more effective (and environmentally conscious) products that the general public can’t purchase and they have to follow strict E.P.A. Guidelines when treating your home. (For example, OWNER OPERATED PEST CONTROL uses a new Exterior Bait that minimizes the potential of secondary poisoning to birds and other non-target predators.) Most importantly, they have experience in mouse habits and finding the most effective solutions to provide faster, lasting results (including “Excluder Fabric” to keep pests out for good!). Stop smudging that peanut butter on that snap trap and hire a local pest control professional that provides a written warranty. You’ll be grateful that you did.