Understanding Rodent Bait Stations
Keeping rodents out of your home is a must, particularly during the colder months of the year. It’s a fairly complex process, though, and one that doesn’t always go as planned. A particular help throughout the process are rodent bait stations.
What Are They?
These offer poisoned baits to any rodents that might encounter them. Once ingested, it kills the rodent, and any other rodents who might have eaten it, helping to control the population again and again. The bait stations aren’t complex, nor are they large, so they’re fairly easy to place in almost any setting.
Are There Drawbacks?
While these are really common, especially if you’re part of an integrated pest management plan, they’re not always fool-proof. There are two main problems with these systems. First, it’s not guaranteed that rodents will encounter them in their travels throughout the home. Second, there are no promises that the rodents will actually go for the bait inside the station, as they can be quite picky at times.
Fortunately, most pest control professionals have ways of dealing with both of these possibilities. By studying rodent biology and understanding how they might react to bait stations, the right professional can help you overcome the problems associated with them. Most professionals will take the time to get to know your home and the potential problem areas before ever installing them.
Should You Consider This Technology?
They may not be perfect, but if your pest control expert recommends this to help you deal with, or even prevent, pest problems, they’re certainly a better solution than continually fighting rodents.
To learn more about our bait stations and other rodent prevention programs, please contact us today. We offer a variety of solutions that are ideal for your home, including bait stations and exclusion methods perfect for any home or commercial environment.