How To Prevent Pest Infestations
Summer is a prime time for pesky uninvited house guests to move in.
As the weather heats up, hordes of bugs and rodents come out of hiding and make your home theirs.
And an infestation can be an embarrassment when the pests make unexpected visits while you’re entertaining over the holiday season.
Deterring them from entering your home and preventing them taking hold is the best defence.
Knowing your adversaries and their weak points is the first step in protecting your home from becoming their permanent residence.
Eradicating a mice infestation can be tricky, as they’re often only active at night and nest in your walls and roof space.
While it’s hard to pin down the exact number roaming your home, persistence is a key factor in addressing the problem.
There is a variety of removal solutions, including classic snap traps, radar rodent repellers, poisoned bait or, for the soft-hearted, cage traps to catch them alive.
Set up your chosen method on pathways the mice use, which can be identified by their droppings, and by entry points in the walls.
Or lay traps near food sources like a dog bowl, keeping your pet safely away.
It’s also a good idea to place traps next to vertical surfaces, such as skirting boards, as they prefer to travel close to walls or furniture.
Use multiple traps to fix the infestation quickly and repair any damaged seals and doors to prevent a second infestation in the future.