DIY Pest Control Atlanta

There are many local authorities in the country that have been forced, due to lack of funds available, to cease supplying a free pest control service. This, coupled with the economic slowdown, the need to cut costs both commercially and domestically has never been more important.

Both businesses and domestic people are looking for the most economic efficient alternative than costly pest control atlanta and job work. One of these “cheaper alternatives” is DIY pest control. Do-It-Yourself pest control has really taken off over recent years with a number of DIY pest control companies opening up on the Internet. Take DIY product for rats and mice for example, to call a pest control company out for a 3 visit rat treatment can cost as much as 300 Franks, but to do the treatment yourself, and in most cases with exactly the same bait and equipment, can cost as little as 15 Franks. There are various ways in which to deal with your rat or mouse problem using poisons, live traps, cage traps, snap traps, electronic devices and plug-in repellers.

Poisons can be very effective against rodents, but a lot of people tend to worry about children, pets and non-target animals, and rightly so. Most internet based pest control shops will provide you with expert advice on what to use and where, such as a secure, lockable bait box in which the poison is securely fixed within the box and a key is needed to open the box, block bait for example is held in place by a metal rod running through the centre of the block, making it perfectly secure within the bait station.  Live traps and cage traps are used to catch the rodent live, by placing an attractant inside the trap, the rodent will enter to feed, when he does this the trap is triggered and the door closed behind him thus trapping him inside. Snap traps work on the same principle as tempting the rodent to the trap with a tasty treat but dispatching the rodent instantly.

The electronic device again uses the attracting principle and when the rodent reaches a certain point of the trap it is very quickly dispatched. Finally, the plug-in or ultrasonic devices, are units which work on two levels. Firstly, ultrasonic waves are emitted from the unit, it is worth noting that on this setting the unit will only cover the room it is plugged in to and will not travel objects such as walls and furniture etc, the second function is electro-magnetic pulses, these pulses will travel through your homes wiring, and on average covering an area of around 2000 sq meters.

These units make living conditions for rodent very uncomfortable and will drive your unwanted guests away. These pest-repelling devices will not work properly if used in conjunction with other pest control methods such as poisons, as you are trying to drive away the pest on one hand, and tempting him back with a tasty treat on the other. DIY pest control austin is a fast immediate pest control solution for anybody to think about. It is worth looking at pest prevention after the initial problem has been fixed, thus reducing the chances of re-infestation in the following years to come.

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