Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
If you have mice or rats in your home, you may want to get them out as quickly and inexpensively as possible. There are many products that can help you get the infestation under control including traps, repellents and baits (also referred to as poisons). If you are thinking about using a rodent bait in your home, you may wonder what the pros and cons of this product are. Read on to learn a couple of the pros and cons of using a rodent bait.
The Cons of Using a Rodent Bait
One of the biggest downsides to using a rodent bait is that you have no control over where the rodents die. Rodents often go out scavenging for food, and then go back to their nest. Their nest is typically in a hidden area, such as behind your walls or in small gaps in your crawl space. If a rodent eats the bait and goes back to their nest and dies, you may smell their body decaying, but may not be able to find exactly where the smell is coming from or access it.
The other negative associated with using rodent bait is that the poison can be harmful to your small children and pets, as well as the rodents. If you have small children or pets who may eat the poison, this is probably not a great way to try to rid your home of rodents.
The Pros of Using a Rodent Bait
One of the biggest advantages to using a rodent bait is that rodent bait is extremely affordable. If money is tight and you are dealing with rodents in your home, using expensive repellents or exterminators simply may not be in the budget. You can purchase a large bag of rodent bait very inexpensively, helping you contain the situation.
The other benefit to using rodent bait is that it is an effective way to kill rodents. Traps don't always trap mice or rats and repellents don't always repel. If a mouse or rat eats the bait, they will die. If you want the pest dead quickly and effective, rodent bait can help you achieve this goal.
Unfortunately, despite your best efforts, you may be unable to rid rodents from your home yourself. If you have an infestation and either cannot control it yourself or do not want to attempt to, contact a rodent control specialist today, such as at Xtermco Inc. They can help you get the rodents out and keep them out for good.