Most homeowners have used d-CON mouse and rat bait in the past. It is easy, peel the top set out for rodent, rodent die. The problem is when the mice you are baiting don’t actually eat the bait. Rodents, such as mice and rats will stockpile extra food. This is part of their instinct, the mice and rats have no idea whether there will be food available in the future so they create their own food storage. Unfortunately kids and pets may find these food stores, the following is a story of just that.
For the sake of this story we will call the homeowner Rich.
Rich had mice getting in to his garage. He placed traps and would catch a few but could not get ongoing control of the problem. He decided to use a few d-CON boxes, the mouse population dropped but again the problem was not solved.
Several months later, with only occasional mouse sightings, Rich decided to move his rollin toolbox during a spring cleaning afternoon. Upon moving the tool box he saw a pile of d-CON pellets neatly stacked in the rear. Before he had a opportunity to sweep up the pellets his dog ran over and gobbled down the candy-appearing substance.
A $300.00 charcoal treatment later the dog is alive and well. This is the shortcomings of do-it-yourself pest control however. The wife called us and I was able to physically prevent entry to the mice. We trapped the few that lived within the garage and sealed the garage so no new mice were able to get in. That is the proper way to eliminate rodent issues, prevent them at the source.
If you have any questions about mouse control of general pest control please call our office at 435-628-2700. Thank you and have a great day.