So, what first aroused your suspicion that you have mice in your walls? Was it when your super smart cat or dog suddenly took a keen interest in staring at a blank wall? Yep, that’s a pretty darn good sign you’ve got a mouse problem. Or, maybe you noticed rice grain-sized droppings here and there in your kitchen or pantry, or found tiny holes in food bags. So, now you’re wondering, how do you get mice out of your walls? However amusing mice may … [Read more...]
Animal in the Basement: Who You Gonna Call?
Basements can be a tad scary even without hearing things scurrying around. But when you (or your pet!) hear something that sets off your gut-level "animal in basement" alarm, remember… it’s actually super rare for such noises to turn out to be anything worthy of a lead role in a horror flick. Seriously—almost never. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred (maybe more!) it’s simply a small animal in your basement—or several. So, keep calm and carry… … [Read more...]
Poison Is Bad — and, Undeniably, “Very Rude”
Check out the catchy beat and dance moves in this 30-second “Poison Is Bad” video… As you can see, four out of four men in black clearly agree: Not only is poison bad, “It is very rude.” Seriously, though, everyone who knows the truth about poison knows it’s an outdated, cruel approach to rodent control. Not something you—as a 21st century human—want to even consider using. Poison can cause death and physical suffering for the children, pets, … [Read more...]
Ultrasonic Pest Repeller… Real? Or, Ripoff?
If you’re looking for alternatives to traps and poisons to deal with a pest problem, you may be wondering, “Do ultrasonic pest repellers work?” It sounds like an easy solution, but you’d rather not waste your money if it’s not going to work. As it turns out, the Federal Trade Commission has challenged several manufacturers and retailers for making false claims about the effectiveness of electronic pest control, such as claiming their product … [Read more...]
Natural Rat Repellant or Mouse Repellant
Don’t blame rats or mice for doing what we all do incessantly ourselves… searching for something to eat! It’s a major preoccupation for all of us, and rodents are no different. As it happens, they find their perpetual food search particularly fruitful (or, cheeseful, breadful, or seedful, as the case may be) in and around wherever people live. Each night, they celebrate humankind’s sloppiness by scouring the floors for the veritable banquet we … [Read more...]
What is a Vole?
You are not alone if you’re not entirely sure what to say if someone were to ask you, “What is a vole?” In fact, so confusing are the world’s many similar small creatures and the erroneously overlapping names applied to them that the situation almost defies untangling… meadow voles, meadow mice, field mice, pine mice… what gives? Maybe Shakespeare was fine with the idea that one could call a rose by any other name and know that it would smell as … [Read more...]
Mole Infestation in House? Or…
Got a “mole infestation in house” problem? Before we get into how to get rid of moles in your house, let’s talk about the signs that led you to think moles are in your home. Are you seeing dark rice-sized droppings? Maybe hearing rustling noises in the walls, or noticing your pets paying attention to some sort of noises they hear in the walls? Have you found tiny tooth marks on food bags, papers, books, or wood? Or, have you encountered a little … [Read more...]
How to Get Rid of Mice
You have your suspicions… maybe you’ve seen some tiny droppings here and there, or heard little rustling noises when you enter the kitchen. Mice! But how can you be sure? Are the mice in your attic? The basement? So, how do you get rid of mice? Fear not. Although a mouse infestation is a challenging situation, it is not an unsolvable one, and you’re already on the right path simply by reading this article. Check out the signs… In addition … [Read more...]