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 Seriously, though, everyone who knows the truth about poison knows it’s an outdated, cruel approach to rodent control.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...]