There are several reasons to invest in a cat as a pet, such as potentially hilarious cat-fails.
But, did you know that cats can be an effective form of pest control because of their predatorial nature?
Cats can be very efficient at eliminating unwanted pests, in a sustainable and sensible way.
These special pets are so good at what they instinctually do, that people have been recruiting them for centuries.
So, what are you waiting for?
Read on to find out why using cats as pest control is a great option to treat or prevent a rodent problem.
The Dangers Of Mice
Did you know that there are over 35 pathogenic diseases worldwide that rats and mice can spread?
Therefore, it’s extremely important to eradicate either of these rodents in your home, office, or barn.
In addition, these creatures can take over your home. From the kitchen to the bathroom, nowhere is safe.
Plus, who wants the damage that rats can cause to the inner workings of your home?
History of Cats as Pest Control
As of 2017, it’s actually speculated by scientists that cats were domesticated nearly 12,000 years ago.
For the record, dogs were domesticated before cats ever were. But, this is because cats only became useful with the rise of agriculture.
This is because a surplus of grains, such as wheat and rice, led to rodents. And domesticated cats were effective at catching these.
Long story short, their usefulness stuck, and now 34 percent of households in the U.S have cats.
Why Use Cats for Pests
There are a number of reasons to use cats as pest control. First off, cats often will find rodents before humans ever do.
This is because of their refined sense of smell, as well as their ability to hear at higher frequencies such as that of squeaky mice.
In addition, cats are free forms of pest control that can be used in addition to your normal methods.
Even having a cat will deter potential pests, as their urine and scent are natural signals for a mouse to stay clear.
The Best Cat Breeds for Pest Control
Unsure of which cat breeds are best for pest control?
The American Shorthair, one of the most common breeds in America is considered on. It’s rumored to have been on the Mayflower catching mice on its journey to the U.S! It’s also one of the most enduring and affectionate cats.
There is also the Maine Coon, the Siberian, and the Siamese as potential breeds effective against pests.
When Cats Aren’t Enough
Even though cats are amazing at hunting unwanted rodents, sometimes problems are too big for a cat.
There are also pests outside of rodents that may be out of a cats’ comfort zone, such as raccoons, bugs, or possums.
If you’re struggling with pests, remember Command Pest Control in times of need. From rodents to termites to bed bugs, we’ve got you covered.
Best yet, if you don’t know if it’s big enough problem, consider a free inspection with us.
Contact us today for any and all pest issues you may have, and don’t let pests haunt you any longer.