Monday, December 24, 2007

Squirrel control and catching squirrels

Squirrels are a problem for man people across the county. Many times people hear mysterious thumping or scratching up in their attic or maybe they find one messing up their garage. Squirrels are very troublesome for people and they are constantly on the look out for way to get rid of squirrels. Catching them are really your best bet if they are in your house. Using a live trap is the path most people go with where they bait the trap with nuts or peanut butter. Depending on the laws in your state it is possible to kill the squirrel with a rat snap trap. There is another product called the squirrel evictor that is an electronic device that emits a strobe light that deters and makes squirrels uncomfortable to eliminate them from the area (like an attic) that they are frequenting.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Bed Bug Policy

Developing a solid policy to deal with bed bugs is something that the government should start to think about implementing to help stop the spread of these bugs. Bed bugs are in fact an epidemic at this point and it should be treated as such. It is too easy for someone who contracts a bed bug problem in an apartment setting to leave that unit and move into another apartment building. These folks think they are escaping the problem, which is a blatant ignorance of the problem, when in fact they are spreading the problem to a new building. The government needs to go full force into an add campaign to educate the public and start to face this problem head on.

Seal holes to keep mice out

Seal holes, seal cracks, seal around pipes, mouse proof your house! It's that simple. If you want to cut down on the possibility of mice entering your home during these cold days of winter, you have to seal them out. It takes an hour of your time and some leg power to walk around the outside of your home and search out and destroy any holes that are visible. Your weapons of choice can be steel wool, expanding foam in a can, copper stuff it, caulk, or plain old cement. Be especially aware of wires, pipes or cables entering the home. Be sure to seal around them. Also look for large gaps under the garage door and replace weather stripping where necessary.