We sat down and spoke with Mike Lee from Humane Pest Control in London. Mike spoke about how you can keep rodents from entering your home and how to do so in the most effective, most humane way.
Mice and rats are rodents that can enter your home through small holes and vents that give access into the home. These rodents can also enter through plumbing pipes, heating and cooling vents and other openings. Mice and rats are known to carry a variety of diseases and illnesses that can make humans ill. Rats and mice can carry a variety of diseases. Additionally, these critters breed, defecate and urinate all throughout your home as they wander around looking for food.
During their search for food, they can defecate or urinate on cooking utensils and food items in the kitchen. If these food items are consumed or the cooking utensils are used, they can cause a number of harmful diseases. Rodents can often chew their way into bags and boxes filled with cereals and grains. Finally, rodents are known to chew through upholstery, wires and equipment in the home. As you can see, there are numerous reasons why you should work hard to prevent a rodent infestation.
If rodents have invaded your home, there are numerous products that can be obtained from companies such as pest control Bromley which can help destroy them, including some eco-friendly options. In addition to killing rodents, there are numerous ways to repel rats and mice, many of which are eco-friendly. Eco-friendly options do not contain poisons or toxic chemicals. Instead, they are made from a variety of organic herbs that repel rodents. Most of these formulas are liquid and can be sprayed in the corners of the home to effectively repel these critters. These formulas work for approximately two weeks to a month before needing to be sprayed again.
The eco-friendly sprays contain two distinct fragrances. First, the spray produces a mint scent that freshens the home. The second scent is unable to be smelled by humans but smells like a cat to rodents. Rodents are terrified of cats because cats are a rodent’s natural predators; therefore, this scent often keeps rats and mice at bay. This eco-friendly spray is one of the most effective formulas that keep rodents from entering your house. If you already have mice in your home, this spray can have them scattering and leaving.
Thanks to the technological and scientific advancements from pest companies, there are effective electronic repellents available. These electronic repellents emit a high frequency which keeps rodents from entering the home. These repellents can be plugged into a standard 110 volt electrical socket in your home. They emit a 50,000 hertz frequency that cannot be heard by humans but can be heard by rodents. When this pest repellent is installed, it causes rats and mice to flee from your home. In order to work best, this technology should be installed in rooms that do not contain a lot of upholstery. Upholstery absorbs sound and can reduce the effectiveness of electronic repellents.
As you can see, there are many eco-friendly options to help prevent mice, rats and other rodents from entering your home. Use these products and keep all food sources secure to help reduce the risk of a rodent infestation. Wash all dishes after use or place them in the dishwasher, use a trash can with a lid and store grains, cereals and bread in plastic containers to prevent mice and rats from invading your home. Finally, stuff steel wool around pipes and any openings in your home to prevent mice and rats from entering your home. Soon, your home, office or apartment will be rodent free.