Everyone knows that wild critters can sometimes make it into your home. Some people may think that they know the right methods to remove them, but too often they are spreading misinformation about the animals themselves or how professional animal removal works. Make sure that you know the correct facts by learning the truths to these common myths about wildlife control.
Myth 1: Pets can keep rodents out
It’s easy to assume that having a cat or dog in the building can work as efficient rodent control, but your furry companions can only do so much. While your trusty feline may be able to prevent the entry of a single rat or squirrel, they wouldn’t be able to stop a serious infestation. Rodents are adept at finding sneaky ways into a building, especially if they can tell there is a dog or cat on the prowl. For the safety of your building, it’s best to let your pets enjoy rodent hunting as a hobby and leave the serious work to professional animal removal services.
Myth 2: You only need professionals when there is an infestation
Don’t let the previous section make you think that you should only call in the professionals when you have an infestation of destructive animals. If you only contact critter control professionals when it becomes an infestation, the animals have already done great damage to your property and put the health of everyone inside at risk. Rodents like mice and rats already contaminate or consume up to 20% of the world’s food supply, according to the National Pest Management Association. Prevent these rodents from getting to your building’s food supply by calling the professionals at the first sign of a tiny intruder.
Myth 3: You can handle rodent control with DIY methods
The Internet is filled with at-home solutions for rodent control. These “hacks” range from using ultrasonic sound devices to keep rodents at bay to sprinkling chili pepper around the exterior of your property to repel small critters. None of these methods will give you the peace of mind that professional animal removal will. Failed DIY solutions give animals the opportunity to infest your property, but the experts can stop an infestation before it begins.
One unwanted critter on your property can quickly turn into an overwhelming infestation. Whether you have squirrels in the attic, rats in the basement, or mice somewhere in between, trust the rodent removal experts at Legacy Rodent Control to get them out of your property.