Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

Welcome to my blog—unless you are a cockroach. If you are a cockroach, prepare to get crushed! As you can probably already tell, I hate bugs. I have nothing against smashing them flat and dead. However, I am also an environmentalist, and I don't like the idea of using potentially harmful chemicals to deter, kill or remove pests. If you feel the same way, this blog is for you. I am going to explore everything from natural remedies to get rid of bugs to tips on choosing an environmentally friendly pest control person. Whether you have mice, rat, cockroaches, ants or other pests, I hope this blog helps you get rid of them naturally and efficiently!

Is Your Mouse Trap Not Working? Here are Three Mistakes You May Be Making


All you need to get rid of mice is to set mouse traps and wait, right? Well, this is usually the case. However, you may be taking a longer period than expected to catch mice in the home even with their droppings and odors all over the house. If your mouse traps are not catching any mice, the chances are that there is something you are doing wrong. Correctly setting up the traps can help to speed the process of getting rid of these annoying rodents in the home. Here are some top mistakes that you may be making and the simple tips that can solve them.

Human Scent on the Traps

Mice are sensitive to human scent and can sense it on the traps if you use your bare hands to set them up. Once they feel the smell, they will stay away from the trap and frustrate your efforts to catch them. Instead of ruining the bait with your hands, make use of gloves when preparing the trap and anything that will go on it. This means that you should have hand gloves when handling food and washing dishes used for the food as well. Eliminate your scent from the bait and the trap, and this will increase your chances of catching the mice.

Using the Wrong Bait

Not all types of food are suitable baits to catch a mouse. These pests are drawn to foods such as chocolate, peanut butter, and others that are rich in calories. During the cold season, they move indoors to build their nests and can be lured with items such as dental floss, cotton, and as they make perfect materials for building nests. Set up the materials in such a way that the trap will be triggered when the mouse tries to grab the item.

Placing Traps Incorrectly

You can take all the right measures to create an effective trap but fail in its placement. Mice fear open areas, so they tend to move around the walls and in dark areas. Place the traps along the walls where they usually travel. You can also put them in dark, hidden areas such as behind the cooker, in cabinets, and in the dark corners of the attic. Place the trap in a way that the side with the bait facers the wall to entice the mice to explore the trap rather than walking around it.

Set up as many traps as you can and be patient. Don't be quick to get rid of the traps, but allow the mice to get comfortable with the new objects in their territory. If the traps don't work, consider hiring a professional pest control company to take over.


6 September 2017