Do you use rat poison?
No. Poisoning is not recommended as a way to get rid of rodents. This is because the poison will take some time to kill the rodent and it will most likely die where it hides. Thus, poisoning leads to dead rodents in the walls and under the floors. These bodies will decompose and need to be removed, which will only be possible by ripping open the floor and walls.
What are some natural ways I can keep pests away?
There are many different ways to reduce a bug issue.
- Ladybugs - if you have a garden and are worried about aphids (pests that eat your plants) then get some ladybugs. These little beauties can eat about 50 to 60 aphids a day!
- Plants that repel mosquitoes - Lemon balm, marigolds, catnip, basil, lavender and citronella grass are all plants that mosquitoes do not like to be around.
- Remove standing water - mosquitoes need standing water to lay their eggs. Go around your property to make sure that you don’t have old containers that have filled with rain water. If you own a bird bath make sure to change the water every second day or so.
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