Pest Control For Rats & Mice
Canines are becoming the stars of the pest detection world quickly, as they are being trained to sniff out rodents and bedbugs. What makes them so good at pest detection? Their noses. More than 10,000 times more sensitive than a human nose, a canine can detect what we can't even see. Think of it like this: I can smell a hamburger cooking on the grill, while a dog can smell what the person cooking the hamburger had for breakfast. The day before. Yup, they are that good.
There's tons of different breeds of canines out there, how do we choose? Hounds tend to enjoy finding bedbugs, while terriers enjoy finding rodents. But not all canines within those breeds are ideal for pest detection, overall health and personality are important to consider when choosing a canine to train. Beagles are great for sniffing out bedbugs. Bred for hunting, specifically hares, they are determined to find their mark. They are extremely intelligent, and also quite determined. Small in size, and relatively good tempered, they can be ideal for detecting bedbugs, discreetly. Remember, a canine handler has to bring the canine into the location, without alerting the general public to a possible bedbug issue. So generally, bigger dogs like Great Danes are not ideal for discretion.
For rodents, terriers are perfect! They are typically small with wiry coats, and they are fearless! Bred for hunting and small animal control, terriers have been used to manage rabbits, foxes, mice, and river rats. On the ground and underground. In fact, the word terrier comes from the Latin word terra, meaning earth, and it's the modern French word for burrow. Perfect! Some types of terriers that are employed by canine scent detection specialists include Jack Russell Terrier and Patterdale Terrier. Miracle Pest Solutions uses teams of Patterdale Terriers, Mickey & Minnie, to expertly find and manage rodents. Fearless is an understatement.
When you find a rodent, it's a good idea to locate the nest or burrow it lives in. Burrows are holes in the ground, and can be found under bushes, shrubs and plants. They have an entrance hole and an exit hole, and rodent detection canines use their superb hunting skills to find these burrows and manage the rodents that live in them. You can take steps to prevent rodents from taking residence on your property or in your home, such as clearing away clutter and debris around the property, cleaning up droppings (rats communicate through urine and droppings) and storing things off the ground and away from walls. In larger urban areas, canine scent detection for rodents can save tons of time and money. These pups are relentless and determined. They quickly track the scent, locate the burrows or nests, and eliminate the problem. Interested? Reach out to Miracle Pest Solutions for more info.