Do-It-Yourself Pest Control
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Big Al's Tech Tips for DIY Pest Control
General tips for getting the best pest control results
The first thing is to correctly ID your problem bug or rodent. Knowing exactly what you are trying to get rid of will lead you to the right tool for the job.
For example, residuals are meant to be placed in cracks and crevices where bugs hide and spend some time because they have to be in contact with the chemicals for an amount of time to receive a lethal dose. Bait stations are meant to attract the insects or rodents to feed on the bait and consume a lethal dose. Small ants you find in your kitchens and bathrooms are treated with baits only . Residuals will just spread the colony out and make the problem worse! Roaches can be treated with residuals or baits... but don't use residuals after you place bait stations out or they will get contaminated and will no longer be useful.
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Are you sure those are mice? Mouse control vs. rat control
Know your rodents before you attempt control
Rat control is a little tricky because they are very cautious. If something new is introduced into their area they will normally stay away from it until they think it is safe and won't cause harm. When using glueboards or traps, I usually don't expose the glue or set the traps until I notice activity near them. This tells me it is accepted and then we can set the traps or expose the glue and start to get rid of the problem. Mice on the other hand are very curious and will inspect new things quickly so I will set the trap or the glueboard as soon as I set them out. Below is a picture of different rodent droppings.