You’ve probably heard people say, “Why do I need pest control? I have a cat!” Having a cat patrolling your home is an advantage to keeping pest activity low, especially mice and rats. But it’s not enough. Think of a large office building: they probably have a security guard, but they also have a security system. Think of Modern as your pest control security system, and your cat as the security guard.
Pest Patrol at Home
Cats that have lived outdoors are better at hunting mice in your home. And while not all housecats are good mouse hunters, they can still deter mouse activity with their pheromones. They love to rub against things, and when they leave these scent trails behind, it tells mice it’s not a safe area. The mice are likely to find a safer place where they won’t be hunted daily.
It’s actually better if your cat acts as a mouse deterrent rather than a mouse hunter. Ingesting mice poses health risks to cats. Merely biting a mouse can infect your cat with the parasitic roundworm. Cats can also contract toxoplasmosis from infected mice. This can be spread to humans, which is especially dangerous for pregnant women. Keeping your cat well-fed will reduce the risk of them consuming the mice they find. Ideally, they will just enjoy the thrill of the hunt and eventually kill the mouse.
Cats are also great at noticing insects and will sometimes knock them out of the air and kill them. They can at least alert you to insect activity you might have missed, and you can take it from there. If your cat is fixated on something in your home, it’s probably a mouse or bug.
The Modern Solution
Your cat is a great security guard in the fight against pests. They can alert you to mouse and insect activity, and possibly even deter mice from living in your home. But they can’t do it alone, and that’s where Modern’s Anticimex SMART and Homecare Green come in.
Anticimex SMART is the intelligent and environmentally friendly pest control service that operates 24/7. If mouse activity is detected, SMART wirelessly communicates with our offices so we can send a Modern Pest Service Professional out to address the issue.
Call 1-800-323-7378 for a free pest control quote now!
With innovative SMART technology from Anticimex, you’ll never even have to think about mice in your home, much less remove one from a DIY electronic or traditional snap trap. Modern will be there before you even know you need us!
Modern’s Homecare Green program covers over 55 common household pests, including mice, rats, western conifer seed bugs, and Asian lady beetles. Call Modern today at 1-800-323-7378 for a free quote or to schedule service. And be sure to reward your feline protector with some catnip for scaring those mice away.