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Top 10 Effective Mouse Trap Bait Ideas

Mouse Trap bait

Before learning about Effective Mouse Trap bait we recommend you to read below

About Rodents

 

About 40% of mammals are rodents; they are found all around the world except Antarctica. Most well-known Rodents include rats, mice, hamsters & squirrels. They are typically small, very agile & a perfect excavator.

What they love to eat

Mice are usually herbivores, They desire to eat fruit or grain (seed) from plants. In case the of emergency, they can change diet and adapt themselves to the situation. They can eat all kind of food scraps. This diet is similar for other rodents like rats, mice, hamsters, gerbils, etc. Source-Wiki

Places they love to live

Typically they like to make a burrow underground & live in there to be shielded from the predators. According to RSPCA, mice are quite territorial & like to possess a significant area under their claim.

Diseases mouse infestation can bring

They can pose a dual threat to your health, not only do they carry diseases themselves but they can also play host to parasitic insects that transmit disease. Rats & mice are destructive pests that can spread disease, contaminate food and destroy property. The three rodents that are most serious to homeowners and commercial establishments are house mice, roof rats and Norway rats. The roof rats are mostly in coastal areas and don’t get into the heartland, but house mice and Norway rats are throughout the Australia. You should also keep eyes for deer mice which can carry a virus that causes Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS), a severe disease with flu-like symptoms which often leads to death because no treatment or vaccine exists. House mice can transmit a virus called Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCMV), this virus is particularly dangerous to pregnant women as it can cause birth defects. When these two species infest your home, the CDC recommends that everyone especially pregnant women avoid contact with these wild rodents and contact a pest control professional to do the mouse trap bait for you.

Top 10 best Mouse Trap Bait you can put On Bait Plate (Natural & Chemical)

  1. Peanut butter: It is number 1 mouse trap bait, places it carefully on bait plate so that the mouse can come & touch the plate easily
  2. Tootsie Roll Candy: House mice simply can not resist this candy & will fall into the trap quickly, you need first to chew it to make it soft and more smelly and then mould it around the panel on your trap
  3. Stinky Cheese: use great smelling cheese like Taleggio, Stilton or Stinking Bishop
  4. Chewed Gums: Smelly, yummy & tasty!
  5. Small pieces of Hot Dog: Buy any hot dog, chop it with your knife & use it on your trap
  6. Cat & Dog Foods: These are smelly delicious food for cats & dogs, Rats & mice would love to try that too
  7. Chocolate: Mice always love chocolates & will always go for it
  8. Rodenticides No.1: Bromethalin
  9. Rodenticides No.2: Chlorophacinone
  10. Rodenticides No.3: Diphacinone

What you need to consider when you set a trap

  • All you need is a simple wooden mouse trap & one of the following baits to catch their attention
  • Do not add too much bait on the trap; it will prevent the trigger to work perfectly & you’ll lose the prey
  • Candy trap will not work perfectly on summer days as it will melt on the plate
  • Different rodents like different baits, so you may need to try more than one bait
  • Do not use serial, bread or anything that are made with processed wheat flour
  • Rodenticides or Rodent Poisons are dangerous; please be careful while using them

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Top 5 Effective Mosquito Repellent & Remedies

Mosquito Repellent

Everyone knows when it comes to mosquitos, those buzzing noise inside your ears & in your nose! Mosquito bites & itching! Oooh, we have no choice but to either kill them by sprays possibly in bigger cases bring in a specialist pest control guy for mosquito control. Below, we’re going to cover the most effective mosquito repellent remedies & products & show you the way to control mosquitoes on your own.

Here is the list of Mosquito Repellent & Remedies:

  • Natural Neem Oil Repellents for Mosquito Control (Green & Healthy)

    Neem Oil Repellent

    For this natural remedy recipe you need to mix 3 simple ingredients as follows:

  1. Coconut oil: 100 millilitres
  2. Neem oil: 1 teaspoon
  3. Essential oil: 10 drops

 

  • Use Mosquito Trap as Repellent (Green & Healthy)

    Mosquito Trap

    All you need to make this trap is a soda bottle, 1 spoon of yeast, 200ml preheated water & 70 grammes of sugar. First, Cut the bottle in half with scissors & pour the water into bottom half, mix the sugar & yeast to the water & put the top half & tape it to the bottom half as you can see in the picture & your trap is ready to go!

 

  • Mosquito Bite Remedy (Green & Healthy)

    So what can we do after mosquito bite to cure the itching?

  1. Apply small amount of Vinegar Directly to your mosquito bite
  2. Apply Alo era to your bite will help to relieve itching and swelling & will also aid in healing your wound
  3. Rubbing a bar of dry soap directly onto your bite will also give you temporary relief
  4. Using a mixture of baking soda & water
  5. Fresh slice of onion can be used by placing it on the affected area for several minutes
  6. Applying a dap of honey right to the bite will also provide relieve and help prevent infection due to its anti-microbial properties

 

  • Alternative Mosquito Repellent Spray as Repellent & Remedy (Green & Healthy)

    This Remedy is a simple yet very effective that you can make with the stuff you already have in your kitchen. Here are what you need to make this mosquito Repellent spray:

  1. Mortar and pestle
  2. Fresh Parsley (better be fresh but you can use dry one as well)
  3. Apple cider vinegar (4 Ounces)
  4. Spray bottleMix the ingredients all together and let it rest for a couple of hours & then strain it out. After pouring it into the spray bottle, you can use it on your hair or on your skin 7 don’t worry there will be no smell left after it drys.

Mosquito Repellent Spray

  • Electronic Mosquito Repellents:

    Guys, please do not spend a penny on these so called Ultrasonic repellents or Electronic repellent, they are not working! According to BBC news : “Bart Knols, an entomologist who chairs the advisory board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation and edits the website Malaria World, claims that there is “no scientific evidence whatsoever” that ultrasound repels mosquitoes.”

Electronic Mosquito Repellent

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Garden Pest Identification

Common Garden Pests in Australia

According to Garden.org, There are more than 30 common garden pests that can live in our garden eating our precious flowers & leaves. Garden Pests Identification list consists of 6 types of Caterpillars, nine types of Beetles, 3 Borers, 5 Types of below ground level pests, 6 Types of small pests & 3 types of true bugs that we are going to Identify them one by one.

  • Caterpillar worms: Tomato hornworm, Codling mother, Cabbageworm, Cabbage Looper, Corn Earworm, Pickleworm
  • Beetles: Colorado potato beetle, Cucumber beetle, Curculio, Japanese beetle, Mexican bean beetle, Flea beetle, Asparagus beetle, Corn Rootworm, Sweet Potato Weevil
  • Borers: Squash vine borer, Peachtree borer, European Corn Borer
  • Ground level Pests: Cutworm, Wireworm, Root maggots, Earwig, Fire Ants
  • Small Pests: Aphid, Leaf miner, Mealybug, Scale, Spider Mites, Thrips, Whiteflies
  • True Bugs: Squash bug, Tarnished plant bug, Stinkbug

There are also some beneficial pests that you can attract to your garden & benefit from them. Like Parasitic Wasps, Lady Beetle & Green Lacewing.

Garden Pest Identification & Signs

Each pest leaves its’ trail on your plants; you just have to monitor your garden daily to make sure that everything is going well inside & there is no suspicious bug activity. Here we list some common garden pest signs you can identify in your garden.

  1. Unexpected Seedling Death: Cutworms hide beneath mulch during the daytime, showing up after dark to chew through young seedlings at the base.
  2. Deformed or Mottled Leaves: Sometimes this occurred when the plant gets infected by viruses that certain pests like aphids & whiteflies bring with themselves after cutting into the plant tissues.
  3. White Dots on leaves: These are mostly whiteflies & spider mites that can be harmful to your plant when they grow bigger, so keep inspecting for this sign, check the leaves with a magnifying glass so to prevent any future disaster.
  4. Wilted Plants: Sometimes it is not because of poor watering, maybe wireworm is at work!
  5. Puckered or Distorted Leaves: This may be an indication where aphids are hiding! If you see any ants near these leaves, be alarmed about aphids.
  6. Leaking Tree Sap: Borers can girdle the trunk of small trees, mainly peaches and plums, resulting in death after only one season.

Garden Pest Signs

Garden Pests Identification By Picture

 

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How to Get Rid of Fire Ants in your house

Fire Ants Already Infested your House?

Do you see these tiny little insects in your house looking for food all around? at first they are one or two but soon after, they will be hundreds evenFire ants thousands. I know how frustrating it would be trying to remove these fire ants by a simple towel or chemical pesticides & no good results! we will help you to control these species with the right tools & products.

According to Wikipedia: Fire ant is the common name for several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis. They’re, however, merely a minority in the genus, which consists of over 200 types of Solenopsis across the world. Many species are also called red ants due to their light brown color, though species of ants in several other genera are similarly named for similar reasons.

The worst things about Fire Ants:

fire ants stingsWe all agree that this insect can not live in our houses! The reason is simple, They not only bite but also have a venomous sting that cause a lot of pain & for some people cause allergies. They are not friendly, they will attack you even if you are not disturbing them.

Another thing you need to know is that the sting of this ant species possesses an alkaloid venom called known as Solenopsin which exhibits a potent necro-toxic reaction in anyone who’s stung. This not only causes searing pain but also causes the sting zones to well and from unsightly white postulates in as little as 12 hours. In short, this is one nasty sting.

The Best easy Ways to Get Rid of fire Ants:

  • A mixture of sodium bicarbonate, baking soda, powdered sugar (two tablespoons each) + a tablespoon of water & put it in the way of ants. They will eat and they will die eventually. (Green & Natural)
  • Mixture of water (3 Cups) + Household ammonia pour them into the sprayer and we are good to go. Now start spraying the counters or anywhere you want, this solution not only kill the ants but you are also cleaning your counter at the same time. It’s quick, easy & it works!  (Green & Natural)
  • Ants MoundPot out Dry Molasses all over the property & in many cases this will wipe out fire ants alone (Green & Natural)
  • Mixture of about 6 ounces Garrett Juice & 2 ounces Orange Oil plus a gallon of water, you can then use this mixture around the ant mound & a little at the centre. Do not just pour the mixture in the mound because the ants may move the Queen because of all the noises you are making around them. (Green & Natural)
  • Diatomaceous earthPour these powders in any weep hole or pathway you find around your house (Diatomaceous earth, Baby powder, Boric Acid), ants won’t cross it, this is like walking on razor blades for ants and if they walk across it, it will actually cut their joints & they will desiccate because of the wounds & die. (Green & Natural)
  • Take advantage of the biology of the ants, ants swap food when they see each other so you can give them a very mild poisonous food & they will take it back to the nest & feed it to all their millions of friends & they will get very ill and will die at the end. Here is the mixture: 9 teaspoons of sweet corn syrup plus 1 teaspoon of either boric acid or borax, mix it well. pour it into a plastic cup that has cover, make 2 or 3 small hole at the bottom, place it in a shady spot where ants are crawling in there. (Chemicals – Not Eco-Friendly)
  • Dry powder solution: 9 teaspoons of sugar, 1 teaspoon of borax or boric acid, mix it and put it in a small spices jars & lay it on its side, the ants will crawl in and take the bait to their nest & finally die. (Chemicals – Not Eco-Friendly)
  • Use Borax (8 teaspoons) mix it with hot water (a Cup) & some honey (2 teaspoons) or sugar (6 teaspoons), mix them all & use a sprayer to spray all the way you see ants are coming from. (Chemicals – Not Eco-Friendly)

How to Prevent fire ants infestation in the first place:

Fire ants colony will find their way from the yard into the house through a weep hole.  Weep holes are gaps in the wall that are designed between the bricks to let moisture out, the ants can detect that moist air exiting the building and they go in. They build a nest up all the way to the wall to preserve the moisture of their colony, and even move their egg sacs and all their entire colony back into the wall putting pressure on your kitchen and bathrooms.

ants protection

  • Keep everything in jars & containers to keep the ants away
  • Check every hole & possible entrance that ants can come in & close it with cement if possible.
  • Check your backyard see if you can find any mound, get rid of it by methods above
  • Always keep your property clean inside and out

If in any case you needed professional help for dealing with any types of ant, don’t hesitate to give us a call at:

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