The Problem With Do-It-Yourself Rodent Control In Your Bronx Home


You might be tempted to ignore them, but finding these creatures in your Bronx home may be much more serious than you think. Mice and rats are small, fur-covered mammals that possess round ears and pink tails. While their size, colors, and behavioral habits may differ slightly, their underlying traits are still very much alike. If you have noticed tapping sounds in the walls, oily streaks along the floorboards, gnaw marks on various surfaces, or long, thin fecal piles, you may have a rodent problem in your home. Unless this is swiftly cared for, homeowners may be facing extensive health, property, and structural damage in the near future.

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Types of DIY Rodent Control (And Why It Always Fails)

Rodents do not seem to be all that dangerous at first glance, partially because of their small frames and partially because of their cutesy, doctored-up appearances. Because of this, many home and business owners in the Bronx choose to handle rodent infestations on their own. This train of action is far less effective than professional pest control, and even potentially dangerous as well. Here’s why: 

  • Some DIY home remedies are only used to deter rodent problems, and not to treat them. For example, ultrasonic wave kits, vinegar sprays, and essential oils are all used to keep rats and mice out before they ever get in. However, they will be entirely useless against already established pests. 
  • Over the counter treatments may be toxic in large amounts. What’s worse, their effects may linger around the home and lawn for years. 
  • DIY methods usually affect rats and mice only, and do not treat underlying conditions. Even if you manage to remove the original rodent family, you can be sure that another will soon take its place without professional assistance.

If you already have the signs and symptoms of a rodent infestation in your home, or even notice signs of a single rodent, it's high time to stop kidding yourself. There is a dangerous pest on the loose, and it might already be in the process of bringing new pests or vectors into the world. Not sure if what you’re seeing could be signs of rats or mice in your Bronx house? Schedule a complementary home inspection through the rodent pros at Hello Pest Control today. 

Say Goodbye To Rodent Infestations With Hello Pest Control 

The rodents infesting homes aren’t playing around, so why are homeowners still playing around with insufficient treatments, over the counter sprays, and dangerous home brews? The rise of the internet and spread of false information has continued to effect home pest control in negative ways, and jeopardizes the health and safety of your home and family. Is taking the DIY risk really worth it? 
Many experts agree that the safest, cleanest, and most cost-effective method of removing rodent infestations is with timely professional treatments. That’s why contacting the professionals at Hello Pest Control is the first step towards living a pest-free lifestyle. Locally owned and operated, our team works hard every day to ensure that rodents of all kinds remain out of your house and back where they belong. Hello Pest Control always goes the extra mile, delivering chemical treatments and affordable prevention methods with every visit. Pest control is only one aspect of what we do; prevention is the rest. We love keeping Bronx homes and families safe every single day. 
Find the perfect kind of rodent inspection, treatment, or prevention you need when you call the main office of Hello Pest Control today. Interested parties can reach our team through many unique outlets, including phone, email, or online contact forms. Remove rodents from your list of worries by saying hi to Hello Pest Control. Let’s get started together! 

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