It is never fun to be going about your business in your own home only to find that you have a pest infestation. There are many different types of pests that can be found, but the most common are mice and rats. Now the rodents that infest a home are not the same that you can buy at a pet store. The rats and mice that come into a home can carry many diseases and can cause many problems. In fact, the fecal pellets of both rats and mice can cause Hantavirus, which is a deadly virus. In order to keep your home safe, there are a few different methods of pest control that you can conduct. Here are a few tips to help keep mice and rats under control.
First And Foremost, Stay Clean
Now, keeping a clean home is not going to keep all mice and rats out of the home, but it can definitely help. If you have excess garbage around your garbage cans, you could be welcoming these little rodents into the home. Also if you have crumbs or unsecured food in the pantry, it could become an easy snack for a rodent. Be sure that you are doing everything that you can to maintain a clean home. This could significantly reduce the problem.
Mice and rats are very different from one another; mice are very curious while rats are extremely cautious. You may find that rats are hard to trap, but mice are fairly easy to trap. Watch for grease or scratch marks on base boards to show you where the rodents are traveling. Also take note where you find fecal pellets. You are going to want to place your traps as close to these areas as possible. Then set the trap with the food that is most enticing to the rodent. If you find that they are getting into your cereal, put cereal in the trap.
Hire A professional
If you are finding that the rodents are taking over, it may be time to call a professional. These professional pest control companies are good at what they do. They will be able to come into your home and see exactly what is going on with your pest problem. They will be able to get things under control very quickly. They often find a point of entry and shut it off, then take to killing the rodents in your home. If you see that the problem is getting worse do not hesitate to call a professional pest control company.Share
1 March 2017
Do you spend your spring and summer months battling the pests that enter your home? There are many ways to prevent the intrusion of ants, roaches, flies, mosquitoes, mice and other pests in your home. I own several rental properties that I have to be sure do not get infested with all sorts of pests and have learned a lot about preventing the intrusion to begin with. You can learn from my personal experiences and keep the pests from ever becoming a serious issue in your home. With a few minor changes to the home and working with a skilled pest control agent, your home can be pest-free forever!