Rodents are worrisome pests because they carry diseases and they are destructive to your home. Whether it's mice or rats, you don't want them in your home. The best form of rodent control is prevention. However, when you have one rodent or a whole infestation in your house, you want the problem eliminated as quickly as possible. Here are some tips for preventing the pests and using traps to get rid of them.
Steps For Preventing Rodents
Blocking mice and rats from getting inside your house is a good way to prevent rodent trouble. You can save yourself a lot of stress and home damage by keeping the rodents outside. This involves covering entry holes so the pests can't squeeze inside through gaps around pipes, siding, windows, and doors. It also helps to eliminate food and water that attracts the pests too, or the rodents may chew through the roof or siding to get inside to the food. Do this by keeping packaged food in metal, glass, or plastic containers and by fixing leaky pipes that provide water. Also make sure to keep your home tidy and orderly so you don't provide nesting places for the mice or rats to live and breed.
Treatments For Eliminating Rodents
You can buy poison to get rid of rodents, but then you have the problem of dead rodent smell in your home. Plus, poison is dangerous to wildlife and your pets. Traps are the ideal way to eliminate rodents already in your house. You can set these yourself or hire a pest control company to provide the traps and empty them. If you use the traps yourself, you can use snap traps or electric traps. Just choose the right size for the type of rodent you're dealing with. Also, you may need many traps so you can wipe out an infestation right away before the rodents become fearful of the traps and stop getting caught.
If you have several rodents in your home, then calling in a pest control company is a good idea so you can get rid of the disease-carrying pests as soon as possible. While traps are effective, you have to know how to bait them and where to place them for the best results. Working with a professional helps you avoid wasting time and effort on setting traps that don't catch anything.
A pest control company helps you use the traps safely and effectively so no pets in your house are in danger. If you're squeamish when it comes to rodents, then letting an exterminator deal with the problem is the ideal solution so you won't have to empty rat traps or look at the pests up close.
\Contact a pest control company near you to ask about rodent treatment options for your situation.
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