805-624-5646 We run a professional wildlife removal business operating in Thousand Oaks, California. We service the whole Oxnard metropolitan area, and do much of our work in Thousand Oaks. We are a full-service
Thousand Oaks animal trapping and removal company. We specialize in wildlife only, and are not like a regular Thousand Oaks pest control company or Thousand Oaks exterminator. We use humane methods to
solve wild animal problems in California. We solve the root of the problem, by performing home repairs to keep animals out, and preventative measures in addition to critter trapping
and removal. We offer a variety of services, from animal damage repair to waste cleanup, dead animal removal and odor control, and more. We handle several nuisance wildlife
species, including squirrels, raccoons, snakes, skunks, and opossums. We also perform bat removal and bird control services, and rodent control, including poison-free mouse and
rat removal. Give us a call any time at 805-624-5646 to discuss your Thousand Oaks animal control issue, and to schedule a fast appointment.
Thousand Oaks wildlife control tip of the month:
House Mouse Repellent
There are many types of Thousand Oaks pest control repellents used on mice. To evict mice from the house you may try using natural or
store-bought repellents, their methods and effectiveness we will discuss here.
Using substances with strong smells are recommended in order to repel mice. If mice‘s senses of smell are affected they
lose the ability to search for food and they might be forced to leave. Mint, peppermint and bay leaves may be used. Sprinkling
the leaves in the pantries, near windows, doors, cupboards or closets may repel mice due to its smell. It is also suggested to
use peppermint oil to annoy mice. Put cotton balls soaked with five drops of peppermint oil in the places where mice are coming
to seek for food. However, regarding the size of the mice and their Thousand Oaks animal control species it is almost impossible to know how much of the oil to
use in order to repel them.
Chemical scent like naphthalene from mothballs, chemicals from fabric softeners and ammonia are also used to repel mice. However, using
any fragrance to repel mice is not very effective. Depending on the amount of mice in the house, there are no explicit instructions how
much of the substance will do the work. Also, using Thousand Oaks wildlife removal chemical substances require attention because it may cause health issues for children,
pets and even adults at home.
It is also thought that growing a peppermint plants near the entries may deter mice from getting into the house. People suggest growing
peppermints near every entrance and near the windows. However, there are no conclusive results that would confirm mice being repelled by
Electronic repellents now are also widely used in Thousand Oaks animal trapping practice. Electronic devices emit sonic or ultrasonic sound waves, which rodents find
annoying. It is thought that mice should be irritated much by the changing sound waves and they should want to leave the premises. However,
the fact that mice communicate with high-pitched squeaks denies the effectiveness of electronic sound repellents as mice are not too irritated
by these sound waves.
All in all, the Thousand Oaks exterminator repellents do not prove their effectiveness as for mice it is more important to have a safe shelter with food and they are not
that annoyed by smells or sounds. Mice will find the repellents and next time they will go in other way. Also, using natural repellents it requires
lots of work and attention. Using store-bought repellents are quite expensive, not very much effective and also require attention.
To learn more about our Thousand Oaks pest animal removal services, visit the Oxnard animal trapping and removal home page or give us a call at 805-624-5646.