Posts with the tag: "rodent control in Hawaii"
You would think that you wouldn’t even have to deal with rodent control in ‘paradise’. After all, isn’t paradise supposed to be perfect? Though most people do refer to Hawaii as ‘paradise’, those of us who live and work and play here know that we have our issues just like everywhere else. Although, as far as the weather goes, we are pretty near paradise! However, that very weather that makes our state so perfect is the very weather that draws in rodents, insects, and other wild things. They thrive in our tropical temperatures which gives them plenty of food and water sources with which to survive and multiply.
We all know about the Black Death or, as some call it, the Great Plague. We may not all know the exact time frame it occurred, or that it resulted in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people in Europe--but we are aware that is was bad. Really bad! But, do you know that scientists didn't believe, until recently, that the plague was around earlier than 2,000 years ago? Did you also know that it is still around today? Let's take a quick look at the history of the plague, this new evidence, and what we need to know about the modern-day plague.
According to a national survey by the Census Bureau, guess what problem was most reported by homeowners? That's right. It was rodents--or specifically, mice. But let's put this into perspective. When asked what major deficiencies were found in the homes surveyed, mice didn't just beat out other pests, they beat out problems with plumbing, heating and electrical. Why is this? Because mice and rats are incredibly resourceful. Here are some things you may not know about rodents and some practical tips to protect your Hawaii home from invasion.