Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What's working for bed bugs

To wipe bed bugs off the face of the earth is the dream of most folks whose lives have been touched by the scourge. A dream more than a reality unfortunately. One thing that seems to be working is heat. There are good and bad reviews and good and bad companies. The best thing to do is research sites like Angie's List for pest control companies that use thermal remediation or even google will have reviews to look at. Heat is expensive, but effective if used in conjunction with some other treatments like dusting. So research and do yourself another favor...listen to and cooperate with the pest control company you do hire.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get Rid Of Mice

Getting rid of mice can be easier said than done. Yes they are curious creatures, but they also multiply like crazy, so the odds are against you. Mice can live almost anywhere, nesting in your sofa or other furniture, behind walls, under sinks, anywhere they can gather some soft material to nest. Hmm...soft material. Yes, , mice like to gather material to nest with. Hint number one. Get some cotton balls and attach it to the trigger of a snap trap, maybe drip some peanut oil on the cotton ball to make it even more interesting to our curious friends, and let them snoop their way to their doom.
Baits can also be effective, though in some situation dangerous, and you also have to deal with the dead mouse smell and possibly flies.
Lastly, whatever method you decide to go with, be sure to use lots and lots of them. Don't skim and don't be cheap. Happy hunting.