No one wants to deal with a bunch of spiders, mice, ants, bats, squirrels or any other pest invading their home. Finding mice running through your pantry or squirrels invading your attic can be stressful and overwhelming. You don't want them leaving their mark on your personal belongings, let alone destroying everything in their wake. These pests carry diseases that can make you sick as well, so it is important that you get rid of them as quickly as possible to prevent potential problems. Here are three tips to help deter the rodents.
Get an Owl Box
Owls love mice. By installing an owl box in your tree, you can attract the owls to your property. They can eat thousands of mice, so you shouldn't have to worry about them taking over your property anytime soon. If you have a good supply of mice running around outside, you can bet that the same pair of owls is going to keep coming back for more season after season. Not only do owls look pretty, but they can keep your home critter free. Definitely worth the effort to install an owl box.
Use Products from Your Kitchen
You can take a bunch of chili peppers and hot peppers and grind them up into a fine particle. Take those particles and sprinkle them in your garden and around the exterior of your home. Once they eat the spicy mixture, they are going to run away and look somewhere else to make their home. Another option is a mixture of garlic and pepper with water and vinegar. Put it into a spray bottle and spray around the exterior of your home. The main downside is that you are going to have to reapply it after a rainstorm.
Call in the Pros
The simplest way to deal with unwanted pests is to call upon a licensed professional who can come out and take care of your pest problem for you. They will set traps, take any critters they find with them and much more. They work hard to seal all of the entry points up around your home to prevent more from making their way inside.
If you are dealing with any type of pest or rodent, there is a way to get rid of them. It just takes the proper tools and techniques to make it happen. You can always turn to a pro (such as one from Environmental Services Pest Control) with any questions or concerns you might have.Share