Why Eco-friendly Mice Control Options are Worthwhile

Why Eco-friendly Mice Control Options are Worthwhile

Mice infestations can spread bacteria, trigger allergic reactions in humans and contaminate food sources. If mice are not contained quickly, humans can get sick because of the number of feces left behind. Rodent fecal matter becomes hazardous once dry and can cause diseases, including listeria and salmonella. In addition to potential health threats, mice are known for chewing everything from furniture to electrical wiring, often causing significant damage.

Unfortunately, finding a way to rid your house of mice is not easy. While many homeowners may be tempted to buy a quick solution, many options for dealing with a mice infestation are toxic devices that pose significant risks to humans, pets and the environment. The toxicity of these devices has not gone unnoticed by the U.S. government. The Environmental Protection Agency, the governmental body that regulates environmental policy, is trying to ban several mice control poisons because of poor adherence to safety regulations.

Fortunately, many eco-friendly mice control techniques are safe, effective and humane. If you need assistance controlling a major infestation, consider contacting a mice control Niagara expert. Professional companies, including Truly Nolen, use the latest eco-friendly methods and have the skills and equipment needed to handle the infestation. Read below for reasons why you should consider eco-friendly mice control options.

The Issues With Mouse Traps

Most people will go to the local hardware store and buy a mousetrap when they suspect they have a mice infestation. Many mousetraps are spring-loaded devices that are operated by a coiled spring. The bait, often cheese or peanut butter (mice have poor eyesight, but they have an incredible sense of smell) , is held on the triggering mechanism between the jaws. The trap’s trip snaps the jaws shut, killing the mouse.

While spring traps are an effective way of eliminating mice, they can be hazardous because they require you to dispose of the mouse. You may be exposed to germs or harmful bacteria when getting rid of the mouse, even if you take the proper precautions. These traps can also harm children or household pets if they find them.

The Toxicity of Poison and Glue Boards

Mouse poison is dangerous to the environment, humans and other animals. Mice will often eat the poison and then seek refuge in a dark corner or inside a basement wall. You may be forced to damage walls or other structures inside your home to retrieve the mouse. Foul odours can also arise if you do not notice the rodent.

Glue boards are also extremely toxic. Like spring-loaded traps, you are tasked with getting rid of the mouse after it is captured. This can expose you to a plethora of dangerous germs and parasites. Even worse, glue boards often do not harm mice, so the task of killing it may be left up to you.

The Inefficiency of Certain Eco-Friendly Options

Many homemade pest control options are marketed as being eco-friendly and effective. While these methods may be better for the environment and humans, they are rarely effective. Peppermint oil and mothballs are often considered effective alternatives to more toxic pest control methods. However, these methods have not been clinically proven to be effective.

Other people insist that natural ingredients such as cayenne pepper, black pepper and cloves can help eliminate mice in the home. While these options may temporarily deter mice, they are unlikely to eliminate the problem for good.

Contact Truly Nolen Pest Control

Truly Nolen provides mice control options that are environmentally friendly, affordable and effective. We utilize the latest pest control methods that are non-toxic and do not harm household pets or humans. Our technicians are specially trained to utilize eco-friendly mice control techniques. Call today to receive a free quote and to speak with a mice removal Niagara expert.