Being in the pest control business in the Albany area, we hear of stories, all the time, of families with some amazing stories of rodents or bugs invading their homes.
Pests are any unwanted creatures - animals, insects, or any other organism or even plant that make life difficult by damaging property, destroying food crops or by biting and sometimes giving an infection. The method of reducing or completely eliminating these unwanted guests/ pests is called pest control. Pest control depends on the type of pest and its habits and number of pests present. Pest control can be done anywhere, in farms, houses, or any other place like office or public building. Pest control is done with the use of insecticides/pesticides. It involves removing the present pests and ceiling the entry points, so that they don’t enter again.
Mice and rats are the most common rodents, who can damage anything and everything. They can enter the place from the smallest hole, even as small as a cent. They do so for food and shelter. Before trying to act against these rodents, it’s essential to find out if there is a single mouse or rat or a whole group or infestation. This can be easily done by their droppings and by the strong smell of their urine.
Some DIY methods to eliminate these rodents would be:
If after all this effort, if you still have rodents, then the best thing to do would be to hire a professional pest control company. This will be much easier because they are experts in the field and in most cases it turns out to be cheaper as well. Professional pest controllers/exterminators examine the entire place, their entry points, their droppings, etc and then suggest the method for their removal.
They do the complete work, from examination to removal, by using traps, sprays, etc, seal the entry point and also do follow up visits.
Rodents are very risky, as they bring with them a number of other parasites and diseases and also damage the place completely; hence it is very essential to get rid of them as soon as possible.