Sep
12
ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – Action Pest (09/10/19)


WE ARE BACK NOW WITH HER FRIEND SCOTT AND HE ALWAYS EDUCATES US ABOUT THINGS WE NEED TO KNOW TO PROTECT OUR HOME FROM PAST. ONE OF THE MOST COMMON IS NICE. THE HOUSE MOUSE, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T THINK OF IT BECAUSE THEY’RE THESE CUTE FUZZY THINGS BUT THEY’RE NOT SO CUTE WHEN THEY’RE IN YOUR KITCHEN CABINETS WERE LEAVING DROP IN SPINE. THE HOUSE MOUSE IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MEMO NEXT TO US ON THE PLANET. PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE WE CAN ADAPT TO AND SURVIVE, A HOUSE MOUSE CAN SURVIVE. ONCE AGAIN CITE THAT CUTE FUZZY MOUSE CAN LEAVE OVER 50 DROPPINGS PER DAY AND OVER 3000 MICRO DROPLETS OF URINE WHICH CAN CARRY NASTY DISEASES WITH IT. WHAT DO WE DO? RIGHT NOW ALL THE FIELDS WILL BE HARVESTED IN INCOME. THEY ARE GOING TO BE LOSING THEIR NATURAL FOOD SOURCES. THE MOUSE PREFERS GRASS SEED OR WEED SEED OUTSIDE SO AS THE GRASS STOPS PRODUCING SEED THEN THEY WANT TO MIGRATE INDOORS. THAT LITTLE MOUSE HAS A HIGH METABOLISM SO IT NEEDS TO CATCH A BUNCH OF FOOD FOR OVERWINTER. YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT A GAP MAY BE ABOUT THE SIZE OF A PENCIL THAT CAN COME IN UNDER A DOOR AT THE SIDING OR THE DIAMETER OF A DIME. WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO THINK. I KNOW PEOPLE STUFF ALL AROUND THEIR PIPES.IS THAT EFFECTIVE? STILL WILL WILL HELP ALTHOUGH SOME RESORT TO EXPANDING. RODENTS INCISORS ARE REALLY SHARP. THEY CAN CHEW RIGHT THROUGH THAT EXPANDING FOAM LIKE A HOT KNIFE AND BUTTER. WHAT YOU RECOMMEND? THE BEST THING IS A SNAP TRAP. JUST A STANDARD MOUSE TRAP. THERE IS NOT MUCH BETTER WHEN DID YOU GET SNAP TRAP. WE USE ONE LIKE THIS WITH AN EXPANDED TRIGGER DESIGN BUT USING THIS THING IS WHERE IT GETS A LITTLE TRICKY. PUT IT ALONG THE PATH OF TRAVEL. WHEREVER YOU ARE SEEING THE DROPPINGS ESPECIALLY THE FRESHEST THAT IS WHERE THE MOUSE IS HANGING OUT AND PLACING IT PERPENDICULAR ALONG THE WALL. MICE LIKE RATS ARE NATURALLY CURIOUS. THEY COME UP ALONG THIS THING AND YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF FOOD SOURCE AND THAT YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFUL PUTTING IT IN THE RIGHT SPOT. IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE MICE RUNNING AROUND AND YOU PUT A BUNCH OF TRAPS OUT AND YOU DON’T HAVE A CAPTURE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS, IS NOT THAT THEY ARE IGNORING THE TRAPS, THEY MIGHT BE IGNORING THE STUFF ON THE TRIGGER SO YOU MIGHT NEED TO SWITCH SET UP. WOULD YOU RECOMMEND? IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYONE IN THE HOUSE WITH A NUT ALLERGY, PEANUT BUTTER IS EFFECTIVE. OTHER THAN THAT, WE USING NON-STANDING NON-HYPOALLERGENIC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT ON OUR TRIGGER. BUT IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT. YOU CAN USE, SOME PEOPLE PUT A SLICE OF BANANA, BACON BITS AND EVEN JUST A COTTON BALL BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE MOUSE WILL BE ATTRACTED TO PICKING UP NESTING MATERIALS FOR THEIR OFFSPRING. IS SO INTERESTING. GIVE SCOTT ROBINSON A CALL FOR THIS ISSUE OR ANY OTHER ISSUE FOR PESTS IN YOUR HOME AND THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU WITH GREAT TREATMENTS AND OPTIONS. WE WILL BE BACK WITH MORE LIFESTYLES AFTER THIS.