Mice love cheese. Or, at least, that's what centuries of storytelling and popular culture have told us. So it's no wonder that cheese is a common bait of choice for many homeowners looking to tackle their mouse problem. However, a perfectly laid trap baited with a slice of cheese may not be as effective as you'd think. The following takes a look at this pervasive pest control myth, as well as what mice are really attracted to.
If your houseplants have yellowish or white spotting or spider webbing, it could be spider mites. Spider mites are arachnids, but they aren't actually spiders. These insects measure 1 mm, and they prefer the underside of leaves so that you won't see them with bare eyes.
In fact, you likely won't see them until they cause obvious damage to the plant. Luckily you can treat the infestation yourself by following these tips.
If you are in a home where bugs are a big issue, then this can often make the home seem unlivable to you. Most humans are not comfortable cohabitating with bugs and they instead want the bugs outside where they belong. While getting rid of these bugs on your own may seem impossible, it can be done with the help of a pest control service. This type of service specializes in not only getting rid of your bugs, but keeping them away.
One of the most significant issues you may deal with in your home is an ant infestation. Ants can be frustrating to have to live with each day. The key to helping you reduce the potential of ants getting into your home or eliminate them is knowing the right things to do and the wrong things to avoid.
Tip #1: Use natural remedies
You may want to avoid using harsh chemicals inside or around your home, as these can be harmful to you or small children and animals.
Mice carry diseases that can make you and your family sick. While there are several ways, you can get rid of mice many of them are harmful to humans and require a lot of money. Thankfully, there are many ways to get rid of mice in a non-toxic and cost-effective way. Here are a few.
Peppermint Oil Repellent
While humans find the scent of peppermint oil pleasant, mice hate it. Get rid of them by adding the oil to cotton balls and placing them in areas where you know they enter your home.