Selecting the best mouse poison might appear a sensible move to get rid of mice. Right? Well, here at SUPERPROOFTM we believe we can explain how that would be wrong.
That’s because mouse control is not about destruction of wild mammals, but about removing them through effective mouse proofing, a process we call Superproofing.
Conventional wisdom for pest control is to kill first and ask questions later. But when it comes to rodent control, that approach actually doesn’t work. Also, a lot of people now don’t like the idea of killing what is a wild animal. They also know it’s wrong for a number of important reasons, not least the threat to other wildlife.
So, if you find you have mice in the house and your reaction is, what’s the best mouse poison, in our view, the alarm bells should start to ring. Here are 7 reasons why we believe that should be the case:
1. Even the best mouse poison doesn’t work
That’s a good one to start with! You can use the best mouse poison on the market, but it won’t prevent mice from coming into your home. The reason is that your home, or your businesses premises, is a mouse’s natural habitat. They live in the walls of building and come into human living spaces at night to forage for food. Putting down mouse poison may kill some of the mice, but it won’t kill all of them. One reason is that mice reproduce so quickly, the kill rate cannot keep up.
2. Mice stay where there is food
Mice move into a property because it has three things: shelter, warmth, and food. Once mice find food, it is very difficult to persuade them to leave. They spread through a property in a way that makes it difficult to position mouse poisons in a way that ensures it will be eaten. Many of our customers have previously spent months trying to guess where the mice will appear next to put down poisons, with little success.
3. Mice are resistant to poisons
Just like bacterial that is resistant to antibiotics, mice arebuilding up resistance to rodenticides. So you can put down what you believe to be the best mouse poison, and you are actually feeding the animals! That means you will make the mouse infestation worse. Mice have been found living in bait boxes – why go far to be fed? This resistance is growing, so the effectiveness of mouse poison has been gradually reducing.
4. Mouse poison causes more problems
Okay, you buy the best mouse poison you can find, and start to use it. Some mice are killed. Because they live in the fabric of buildings, they will die in your property. Then their bodies decompose and make some pretty awful smells. A lot of our customers who first try using poisons say this was almost as distressing as having mice in the house. They look for the source of the smell, but often can’t find them, because the bodies are hidden away in walls and under floor boards.
5. Mouse poison is not a long-term solution
Let’s assume you have not just bought the best mouse poison, but it’s a miracle mouse poison! You put down your bait boxes. Then, in one night, every single mouse has been poisoned and killed, dying a non-smelly death. Okay, we know that’s not going to happen. But what happens next? You remove the bait boxes, and within a few weeks or months, more mice have moved in! Why? Because all the reasons the first lot of mice were attracted to your home still apply – there is easy access to the property, nice snug space in the walls to live, and obviously plenty of food it eat. So, you will be back to square one.
6. Mouse poison harms wildlife
Mouse poison presents a risk to other wild animals, pets and children. Mice are wild animals. And though baiting with poison won’t get rid of them, it will harm lots of them. Just as importantly, they are part of the wider food chain. So mice are eaten by other mammals and birds. That results in other wild animals being killed by secondary poisoning. Because of their relatively low weight, among the most at risk are birds of prey, some of them, rare and protected species. Rodent poision can also be harmful to pets, especially cats, which are more likely to catch mice affected by poison. So, as you select the best mouse poison you can find, be aware it might be more affective at killing rare birds than getting mice out of your home.
7. There is a simple alternative – mouse proofing!
Well, that’s a relief! Because all these drawbacks mean that the best mouse poison is no mouse poison. The right approach (we believe) is mouse proofing. Put simply, mice live in the fabric of buildings, close to a source of food, in the human living areas inside the building. Cut off that food supply, and they have no alternative but to move on. That is how mouse proofing works.
We systematically block all the potential entry points in a building – from the inside out. Mice cannot reach your food, so they move to another building to find more. No decaying bodies, no weeks of uncertainty. When done properly, and SUPERPROOFTM does it properly (lots of testimonials and customer stories prove that), it works. In fact it is the only way to get rid of mice from your home.
We hope we have convinced you that looking for the best mouse poison is not such a good idea after all! If you really want to solve your mouse control problem quickly, permanently, and as a first time fix, Superproofing really is the answer. We’re so confident our mouse proofing service works, we give a 6 month guarantee that the mice will be gone.
Take a look on any packet of mice bait, even the best mouse poison on the market – that is one guarantee you will never find.