Mice are such cute little creatures, when they are in a cage, running on their wheel or curled up into a warm, fuzzy ball, asleep in a pile of fluff.
But when they boldly stroll through your kitchen, uninvited and unwanted, brazenly swiping kibble from the dog’s food bowl, and hiding behind the refrigerator, they are no longer cute. They are a menace, they are a nuisance, and they need to be exterminated.
For years, my husband and I purchased those cheap little Victor Mouse Traps, and after scaring the dog by snapping it a few times, we’d smear some peanut butter on the little lever and after a day or two, all of the invaders would be taken care of. We usually had only a few mice in the spring and again in the fall.
This year though, is different. Perhaps due to the foundation repair my husband has been doing, or perhaps because they feel the burden of the collapsed economy, the mice have been relentless.
“ENOUGH,” I cried, after screaming my head off when one little beady eyed creature came about six inches from my foot, and just stared at me.
A quick phone call to Rich at Pocono Pest (570-226-9481 ) brought him and his partner John to the house, and they started spraying for ALL sorts of pests - including these invading rodents. The guarantee is for a year - and it was under $300. No more traps, no more peanut butter, no more bullying mice stealing my dog’s food.
If you have a pest problem - whether it’s recurring fleas (they are nasty and the bombs DO NOT WORK!), mice, hornets and wasps, cockroaches, ants - anything uninvited, basically - why not save yourself the hassle of trying to deal with it yourself?
Calling an exterminator like Pocono Pest can save you lots of headaches, and lots of wasted money. Pocono Pest (RLO Enterprises) covers all of Pike and Wayne County. They are reliable, effective, and affordable. I have personally recommended Pocono Pest for years, and will continue to do so…I first became a customer years ago when the house we purchased was infested with fleas. Haven’t had a flea in my house for over a decade.
Sellers, buyers do not want to buy homes where there is evidence of mice, ants, or other pests. In today’s market, buyers can be as picky as they like. Don’t let something so easily solved hinder the sale of your home.
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Pest Control in the Poconos, © 2008 by Karen E. Rice. All rights reserved. Originally published by the author on PikeWaynePABlog.com - "Pocono Pest Control"