Category: Pest Control

Eco-Friendly Mouse Control

Eco-Friendly Mouse Control

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

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. (We employ Tamper Resistant, locking Stations made in the U.S.A.)

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. (PEST CONTROL STAR uses a new Exterior Bait that minimizes 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!).

Call 508-963-1294 or submit an inquiry today.

Mosquito and Tick Control in Rutland, MA

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How to Control Mosquitoes and Ticks in MA

You’ve burned all of your citronella candles and might feel helpless against these blood sucking insects. Is there any effective way to control Mosquitoes and Ticks? Actually, there are a few ways that can prove highly effective in minimizing ticks and mosquitoes in your yard.

Is your backyard a breeding ground? Mosquitoes and Ticks prefer shaded areas of the yard to avoid dehydration. Mosquitoes require these moist habitats to breed. An old watering can, stagnant bird baths and clogged gutters (as well as old tires, etc.) are all suitable breeding grounds. The first step in controlling Mosquitoes is to address these issues.

Ticks have fewer moisture requirements but prefer tall grass/thick shrubbery, stone walls, un-raked leaf litter and brush piles. Keeping grass mowed will make your yard less inviting to ticks. Controlling rodent populations is also important as mice provide a necessary meal for developing ticks (exterior mouse baiting available).

Finally, shrubs, shaded areas, and the perimeter of the yard can be treated using a combination of an Adulticide and a Growth Regulator to address all stages of tick development. A Blower-Mister is the most efficient means of treating these sites as it can penetrate dense foliage and provide consistent coverage. A granular application to your lawn will not yield the same results.

The final aspect of avoiding Tick and Mosquito Borne illnesses is AWARENESS. Use caution when traversing into thick woods or tall grass. Check your pants carefully after working outdoors. Apply a repellent to discourage mosquitoes, or better yet- cover up in long sleeves, pants and a hat.

Contact PEST CONTROL STAR  for Mosquito and Tick Treatments in MA at 508-963-1294