Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Keep Rodents Outside Where They Belong

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Victor® Rodent Control. All opinions are 100% mine.

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Victor® Rodent Control. All opinions are 100% mine.

We're back to mouse and rat season. It seems they like to make their way into warm, snug houses as you and I do. This makes me think about the funniest experience we've had with mice - and we've had plenty over the years. I grew up on a dairy farm so mice and rats (especially rats) were regular problems with which to deal.

Now on to my story. This should put a smile on your face. We have a little Yorkshire terrier who is notorious for getting into things that she shouldn't. We also have to deal with mice, and occasionally a squirrel or chipmunk, who like to look for a good place to bed for the winter.

When Bobbi was a puppy, about 9 years ago, we put out mouse traps because we thought they would be the safest around children and pets. Little did we know that even the traps weren't safe.

One night I heard a loud snap and then horrible wailing in the kitchen. Bobbi had tried to eat a dab of peanut butter that we had used on the trap to bait mice. She was running around the kitchen yipping with a large mouse trap hanging from her tongue!

Now I know that we should have used something else, like the Victor® Sonic PestChaser® PRO.

Ultrasonic repellants can be used in a home with children and pets safely because they are nontoxic - and they don't snap on 3 lb. puppies' tongues either.

Do you know how ultrasonic repellents work? What they do is emit soundwaves that drive rodents crazy and they actually chase them from your living spaces.They last a long time, from five to seven years and cost less than a penny a day to operate. People who worry about pest removal being inhumane do not have to worry because the rodents leave on their own without the use of traps or poison. 

Of course, you should be careful to keep crumbs cleaned up, plug holes in your walls, etc. to prevent them from coming in the first place. By keeping your house clean, keeping wood piles neatly stacked and away from the house, etc., you take steps to rodent proof your home.

Nobody wants a mouse or two roaming in the house, much less a larger rodent like a rat - unless it's a pet of course. 

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1 comment:

Susan said...

We have one of those ultra sonic devices.I really think they might attract pests or maybe nothing at all. I unplugged ours. ( going in next springs yard sale) I had our plugged in for months and we have had a few pesky pests get in. Hubby caught each one right away on a baited trap with peanut butter.I unplugged the sonic device thing and it has been like a month, month and a half and haven't seen any sign or evidence of pests.Of course we still have baited traps everywhere set in various places because I am deathly afraid of mice and scared to death of one getting in the house. sooooo if a little guy comes in this house....SURPRISE.....Sorry about your luck Buddy!