Mice and rats can be a huge nuisance for homeowners, and it is important to take the necessary steps to stop infestations as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths out there about rodent control, and many homeowners often fall victim to faulty DIY pest control solutions.
The Advanced Integrated Pest Management crew is here to dispel some of those myths and provide accurate information on how to keep rodents out of your home.
Rodent Control Myths
1. Having a Cat Takes Care of Any Rodent Infestation
Your cat may seem fierce — but up against an infestation of rodents, they may not prevail. While it is true that cats can be effective at deterring rodents, they are not a guaranteed fix to an infestation. Mice and rats are very good at avoiding predators, and a single cat is not likely to make much of a dent in the population.
2. I Only Spotted One Mouse, I Don’t Have an Infestation
If you’ve spotted even one mouse in your home, it’s likely that there are more out of sight. Mice are very good at hiding, and an infestation can quickly get out of control if not dealt with immediately.
The best way to determine if you have a mouse problem is to look for signs of mouse activity, such as droppings or damage to baseboards and walls. If you see any of these signs, it’s time to give Advanced Integrated Pest Management a call.
3. Store-Bought Pest Control Products are Enough to Take Care of an Infestation
There are a lot of DIY pest control products on the market, but unfortunately, they are often not enough to take care of a rodent infestation. Mice and rats have evolved to be very good at avoiding traps and poison, and it often takes more than a few DIY products to get rid of them. Even if your store-bought method seems to do the trick, infestations could continue to return to your home.
The Advanced Integrated Pest Management team is trained in the most effective methods of rodent control. We will work with you to develop a recurring pest control plan that will get rid of the rodents in your home for good.
4. Rodents Only Stick Around During the Winter Months
Mice and rats are often very active in the winter months, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t around during other times of the year. These pests can be found scurrying about all year long and can enter your home at any time.
Rodent Control Solutions
Don't fall for these myths and stick with pest control that you can rely on! If you think you may have a rodent problem, don’t wait to take action. The Advanced Integrated Pest Management team is here to help, and we will work with you to find the best solution for your specific situation. Contact us today to get started!