Pest Control for Homeowners

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How to Get Rid of Rats and Mice Indoors

Posted by [email protected] on February 19, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Rats and mice are carriers of deadly diseases and viruses; thus, they pose a huge threat to your health and as well as your family's health. These pesky creatures can contaminate your food and water which can lead to dangerous health problems. The diseases they carry can be transmitted to humans through their bite, droppings, urine, and dead body. Aside from being the main culprits of various health complications, they can also cause costly property damages to your residential building by chewing and gnawing on your sidings, walls, and insulation. For these reasons and more, it is advisable to immediately take action once you discover any signs of infestation.

Rodent Prevention And Elimination Tips

Seal any holes and cracks in your home. Holes and cracks in your home can serve as an entry way for these nasty creatures. Mice and rats can easily get through the smallest and tiniest holes; thus, keeping them out can be quite challenging. Thankfully, keeping them out is possible if you try to caulk and seal all the small openings in your home. In doing so, you will make it hard for these creatures to gain access to your home.

Get rid of possible food and water sources. Rats and mice are driven to your home by their basic needs for food, water and shelter. By eliminating these factors, you will discourage their entry. Here are some of the things you can do:

Keep the cover of your garbage bin and can tight and sealed

Remove any fallen fruits from your garden

Place your pet food in sealed containers and keep it away from your food sources. You must avoid leaving exposed pet food overnight.

Repair any leaks to your pipes and plumbing to eliminate moisture. If you have a pool, cover it when it is not in use.

Eliminate the rats and mice currently dwelling in your home. There are a lot of ways to address rat infestation. There are natural home remedies, traps, and poison. You can also use any of the following methods:

Use snap-traps which are designed to immediately kill rodents

You can also consider using glue traps which only trap rodents. The glue will stick to the rat's fur; thus, it becomes impossible to get away.

Ultrasound rodent repellents are also available, but they are quite expensive and are not advisable for long-term use.

It is advisable to avoid using poison or baits. This is because this method takes some time before it kills the rodent; thus, they can crawl away and die in hard to reach areas. Poisons can also harm other family members and pets.


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