Every region in the beautiful U.S. has its own charm, its own scenic city and landscapes, its own cuisine and local flare, and its own host of vermin, pests and feral animals just waiting to welcome you. Pest control may seem like a daunting task considering the sheer variety and abundance of creatures, critters and animals hiding in every corner of every state, but technology has yielded some pretty clever and easy-to-use gadgets for eliminating pests. In combating pests the smart way, there are two options to keep in mind: prevention and elimination.
Technology innovations have brought us electronic repellers, which are small devices, usually box-shaped, that only require one installation and are eco-friendly. These electronic pest solutions use no pesticides or hazardous materials; they simply deter the potential pest with sonic, ultra sonic or digital audio harassment. Unlike conventional poisons or traps, they repel wildlife without harming the animals or causing damage to the environment. They come in all shapes and sizes for creatures great and small, such as skunks, deer, squirrels, mice, rats, raccoons, rabbits, opossums, chipmunks, moles, beavers, voles, armadillos, javelinas, bats and feral dogs and cats. That’s in addition to your run-of-the mill nuisances like ticks, spiders, ants, fleas and cockroaches. So no matter what pests your region is plagued with, these repellers will likely repulse them.
If you’ve tried the more defensive approach of using deterrents and you’ve tried the DIY methods, but your particular pests show no sign of moving on, then you should move into phase two: humane elimination.
When faced with persistent pestering, people can become quite ingenious. As the saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” For example, inventors Jimmy Loizeau and James Auger engineered a high-tech, bio-mimicry rodent trap. Based on the the bio-mechanics of a family of plants in the Philippines that traps and digests rats, this contraption is designed to lure rodents into hollowed tubes using small crumbs of food as bait. If the rodent triggers the sensor, a trap door swings open, and the rat plummets into a microbial fuel cell where it is digested. Although this solution is effective, it is not the most humane.
Again, if the deterrents, DIY solutions and high-tech gadgets aren’t working, it’s time to call in the professionals for humane wildlife removal services. Do your research before hiring a pest control or removal company, so you are sure to get a professional that knows how to handle your specific type of pest. Considering what a delicate process non-lethal pest removal is (when possible) and how many different kinds of pests and wild animals there are, experience and knowledge of the field is a prerequisite for hiring someone else to get the job done. Professionals also have the most contemporary pest-battling gadgets in the field, making them more effective.
The battle for pest-free living in any region of the country does not have to be barbaric. Whenever possible, you should turn to tech solutions for humane prevention and elimination or call a professional that can help.