Understanding Garden Pest Control

I still remember when I planted my first garden. I was so excited to get started that I completely overlooked the massive pest problem brewing in my yard. Unfortunately, as soon as I planted my crops, I was confronted with the harsh realities of pests munching through all of my veggies. It was devastating, but I knew that I needed to make things right. I decided to contact a professional exterminator to see if he could help. He came out, checked out the pests that were plaguing the area, and treated the earth with the right pesticides. I made this website to help you to understand garden pest control, so that you can reap your harvest.

How To Get A Mouse Out Of Your House

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It does not take long to realize that you have a mouse in the house. If you do not physically see him, you will quickly see the evidence that he is there. This may take the form of mouse droppings in the areas that he is frequenting or holes he has created in his quest for food. No matter how you figure it out, once you know that he is there, you have to find a way to get him out. Here are a few ways that you may want to try.

Trap The Mouse

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to get rid of your mouse is to set a couple of mouse traps and wait for his greed to lead to his demise. There are many different opinions on the best bait to put in your mousetrap. Some of the suggestions include

  • bacon
  • peanut butter
  • dog food
  • bird seed
  • chewing gum
  • gooey candy
  • chocolate and more

Instead of trying to figure out what will work best in your trap, simply put whatever food he has already opened in your cabinets. Not only is it already opened and has to be thrown away, it is evidently something that he liked or else he would not have opened it in the first place.

If you have already thrown these items out, look for food that will appeal his senses of sight and smell. When placing the food in the trap, make sure you only use a small amount of it. Use too much and the mouse may be able to nibble around the edges and lick it off without activating your trap.

Bait The Mouse

If you do not want to have to go through the process of figuring out which type of bait to use and which type of mouse trap will be the most effective, consider purchasing a bait station. These are prepackaged to include both the bait and trap. They are totally enclosed, which makes them safe to be around your children, as well as any pets in your family. The downside to these is that, even if you use a fast acting poison, it will still take the mouse a little while to die. This means that you run the risk of the mouse leaving the trap and dying somewhere else in your house.

Hire An Exterminator

If you really do not want to be bothered with trying to get rid of the mouse on your own, hire a professional to get the job done. A professional exterminator will not only help you get rid of the mouse in your house, but they will look for the entry point where the mouse may have entered your home. That will give you the opportunity to seal off his access. This will hopefully keep any of the mouse's other relatives from trying to move in with you.

For more information or assistance, check with companies like Select Pest Control.

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5 June 2016