At Eid-Co Homes we aim to create homes that you enjoy spending time in. The problem that we all face from time to time, however, is that pests often like conditions that are similar to the ones we like. We like warm homes and rodents do too. We like to keep our fridges and pantries stocked with yummy foods and bugs like that when we do that too. Because people have been fighting to keep pests out of their homes for centuries, there are tons of conflicting myths revolving around pest control that you have likely heard in your lifetime. That is why we wanted to debunk some of these myths so that you can ward off pests successfully.
Mice Only Love Cheese
Most of us are familiar with cartoons and comics depicting mice as having an insatiable craving for cheese. Which is why when setting a trap, your first bait idea is probably to set out cheese. Studies have shown, however, that what mice really cannot resist is a sweet, high calorie, and high carb treat. So, if you want mice to really be drawn to your trap, maybe try laying out some peanut butter instead.
Rodent Poison Is an Easy Solution
If the thought of using a trap causes you to shudder, you might think that using rodent poison is an easy, hands-off solution. The reality is, though, that when a rodent eats this poison, they go off, hide, and die. Most of the time, they die in your home. This can result in your home being filled with foul smells. And if you have pets, they can find these partially decomposed bodies and play with them or eat them. If your beloved pets eat a rodent that is filled with poison, they can become poisoned as well. For these reasons, opting for traps can actually be the easier and more humane option.
If You Don’t See a Pest, You Don’t Have a Pest
It can be tempting to lean into the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to pests. But if you see evidence of a pest, even if you have not seen an actual pest, do not fool yourself into thinking that they have packed up and hit the road. The more likely answer is just that pests are extremely good at hiding and not being seen.
At the end of the day, pests happen. It does not mean that your home is necessarily dirty, it just means that pests like many of the same conditions we do. If you are seeing evidence of pests in your home, keep these facts in mind and don’t hesitate to call an exterminator for help.
By Eid-Co Homes 5-13-2022