Like humans, there are some foods that pests simply do not enjoy. Rats, for example, dislike the smell of eucalyptus and peppermint oil. You can spray these oils in the garden and around the kitchen pantry, but don’t hold your breath – there is not enough evidence to guarantee their effectiveness at repelling rats. If you’re interested in pest removal that you can count on, call Rat Exterminator Oakville.
Herbal pest control solutions are partially effective at repelling rats and other pests, but they cannot be relied upon to keep the pests away or to remove an infestation that is already present. Herbal repellents do not solve the issue that caused an infestation in the first place. If you want to get rid of pests, you must exclude them from your property and actively remove them in combination with a thorough sanitation program. In other words, you have to make your home impenetrable so that no more pests can get inside, trap the animals or exterminate them, and keep your home clean so that there is no more food available. Simply adding herbal deterrents is not enough.
The most reliable way to get rid of pests is to hire an exterminator. Professionals have the training and experience to figure out where the animals are coming from and reach them effectively. They also use pesticides and traps that are more effective than those sold in stores. Should you hire a professional, he or she can point out to you the areas of the home that are most prone to an invasion and help you make those areas inaccessible to pests. It is a pest removal technician’s job to get rid of the animals for you and they will get the job done quickly and efficiently.
What else you should do, once the pest removal company has been called, is tidy up the house to remove food sources and areas of rodent harborage. Outside, remove bird feeders, fallen fruit, pet droppings, and garbage from the yard. Rake the leaves, pull weeds, and mow the lawn on a regular basis. Use garbage cans with tightly fitted lids and move firewood away from the sides of the house. Trim tree branches at least 4 feet away from the roof and clean the gutters. Inside, store food in tightly sealed containers and vacuum regularly. Reduce as much clutter as you can in the kitchen, basement, and garage.
Pests can be rather difficult to get rid of. Human homes are very attractive to them and they do not want to leave once they have made one their home. If you’re worried about an infestation on your property, reach out to Pest Control Oakville. Our technicians go above and beyond in their inspections and treat with the greatest amount of care. We promise to send those pests packing. Call Pest Control Oakville now: 647-560-0354.