Your home is where you come to relax. To be warm and cozy. To make beautiful meals. To make memories in. But you may not be the only one taking advantage of the comfort of your home. Pests of all sorts can find their way into your home without your permission and sometimes, without your knowledge. Today we want to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the subject of pest control so that you can deal with unwanted guests properly.
Pests Are Only Drawn to Dirty Homes
Many people associate the presence of pests with dirty homes, but this is not the case. Pests like the same things you like. Warmth, food, safety. Those are all things that your house has. So really, pests can set up shop in any home
Cheese Is the Best Lure for Mice
Thanks in large part to old timey cartoons, many of us think that mice cannot resist cheese. Therefore, when mice start showing up in your home, your first thought is likely to be to lure them to a trap with cheese. There are far better lures for mice than cheese. Studies show that mice find foods that are high in carbs and sugar far more irresistible. So, the next time you want to lure a mouse to a certain place, try leaving out some peanut butter instead.
Poison Is Easier Than Traps
Poison does seem like the most hands off pest control option at first glance, but is it really? Upon further contemplation, maybe not. Once the mice consume the poison, they then go off to die in a quiet place. Usually this is in your basement or attic or wherever they were hiding in your home. Then you are left to participate in a macabre version of hide and seek once their rotting body starts to smell. If that does not sound like an activity you would like to participate in, setting a trap might be the simplest and most humane option.
All in all, pests can show up in any home, especially now that the weather is getting colder. If you see evidence of pests in your home, don’t believe these common myths. Once you know the truth about pest control, it makes it easier to deal with them. And when all else fails, don’t hesitate to enlist the help of an exterminator.
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By Montano Homes | 11-29-2022