What rodent control products do I need?
on Wednesday, June 05, 2013 by Terminix
If you’re battling a rodent infestation, you may be overwhelmed by the selection of rodent control products on the market. From electronic rodent control devices to rodenticides and traps, there are so many choices that it can be confusing to the average homeowner. To help you cut through the claims and sort out your options, here are some facts about rodent control products.
Should I invest in ultrasonic rodent control?
Based on tests run by entomologists from major universities, the answer is no. While some of these rodent control products have proved temporarily beneficial, the end result is not effective enough to warrant purchasing them. Even if rodents leave for a little while, they will eventually adapt to the electronic pulses from the device, and return to their nesting and feeding.
What’s the most effective method of rodent control?
The secret to keeping rodents at bay does not lie with any particular rodent control product, but with prevention. Seal holes, cracks and crevices in your home’s exterior, because mice can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. Cover vents in the foundation, attic and roof turbines with ¼th inch hardware cloth and cut tree branches so that they’re at least 6 feet away from your roof. Remove firewood and other debris where mice can make a nest and make sure your home has proper drainage, using gutters to divert water away from the house.
I’ve already seen evidence of an infestation. Which rodent control products are best?
Rodents, particularly rats, are extremely difficult to eradicate. The most effective pest control supplies on the market for rodents are baits and traps. However, when you’re placing these items, it’s important to keep them away from pets and children, because they can pose a significant hazard. If you’re dealing with rats, baits are not the best option because rats tend to carry the bait away, and you may end up with dying rodents in your walls.
Call in the professionals
Even with the abundance of rodent control supplies for sale, it is not advisable to attempt to handle pest control products on your own. Pest control professionals have the knowledge and resources that you do not, and are much better equipped to handle rodent infestations.
If you have a rodent problem, call Terminix®. An experienced and knowledgeable technician will come to your home and inspect your property in order to determine the best solution for your specific situation. Then, with the Terminix Pest Control Plan, your home will be protected with a proactive approach that will get pests out and keep them out. Best of all, Terminix customers have the confidence that comes from knowing that only Terminix offers the Ultimate Protection® Guarantee, the strongest guarantee in the business, which offers solutions within 24 hours and the promise of 100% satisfaction or your money back*. To learn more about pest control, and the Ultimate Protection Guarantee, visit Terminix.com or call 1.866.766.7628.
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