Action Pest Exterminating offers sound advice on a number of professional pest control topics, including rodent control. Unfortunately, we can’t control the dissemination of the various rodent control myths that never seem to die. To this end, here are seven such myths you shouldn’t listen to.
Mice are Attracted To Cheese
Tom & Jerry was a classic cartoon that taught us a lot about the eternal struggle between cats and mice, but it missed the mark (intentionally, perhaps) on the subject of mice and their food tastes. Even though the cartoon depicts myriad ways in which Tom baits Jerry with a delicious slice of Swiss or Muenster, the truth is that mice are much more partial to sugary treats like cookies and cereal.
My Pet Has My Back
More than a few people have made the faulty assumption that their pet is all the household rodent control they need. Alas, the vast majority of pets (yes, even cats) could care less about the mice residing in your walls. Sure, if a mouse scampers right in front of your pet’s nose, the latter may give chase, but otherwise your pet won’t perceive a rodent as a threat that requires attention. Besides, most rodents live and travel in places unreachable by your pet.
I Don’t See Any Rodents, So My Home Must Be Safe
In this case, seeing is not believing – and absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Rodents are wily and do their best to keep out of sight, and what few clues they might leave around the house are small. Until your home has been inspected by a preventive pest control specialist like ours, hold off on uncorking that champagne bottle
I Just Bought The Latest High-Tech Rodent-Preventing Gizmo
Every day a new technology appears, billing itself as a cure-all for your rodent problem. This pattern has repeated itself for decades, and though some of these gizmos’ inventors may have good intentions, the vast majority of such products are lacking in scientific substantiation. Your best bet is to rely on actual humans for your pest control needs.
I Keep My House Clean So Rodents Stay Out
Unfortunately, even the most immaculately-kept house isn’t rodent-proof, for one simple reason: food and heat. As long as these necessities are present, your home is susceptible to rodents.
If I Ignore The Problem, It Will Go Away (Eventually)
Reputable pest control companies like ours would never suggest this course of action. Although there’s an infinitesimal chance that rodents might give up a good thing and just leave, it’s exponentially more likely that untreated rodents will continue breeding in your home, exacerbating the problem.
Rat Poison Is All I Need
The good news: rat poison works. The bad news: it can take 4 – 10 days to finish the job. Even if a rodent consumes the poison outside, it still has plenty of time to keep nibbling and breeding before dying inside your house where the risk of stench and airborne sickness is high.
Practice Prevention with Regular Pest Control Services
No amount of technology, poison, or willpower can replace the effectiveness of the professional pest control services provided by Action Pest Exterminating. So forget the myths and get straight to the facts by contacting us today for a consultation.