Focusing On Pest Control

3 Vital Tips For Rodent Control And Elimination

Have you recently discovered rat or mouse droppings in your kitchen or basement? Are you wondering not only how the pests got in but, more importantly, how to get rid of them? Even if it starts with just a couple of rats or mice, the population can quickly get out of control if left unchecked. But getting rid of your new rodent "guests" isn't always as simple as it might first seem. In order to rid yourself of these potential disease-carriers as quickly as possible, here are some things that you should do as soon as possible:

Call in a professional: The field of rodent control consists of more than just setting out various traps and hoping that they work. Different species of rats and mice are attracted to different things. Using the incorrect bait in a trap will ultimately result in frustration and allow the rodents in question more time to multiply, making your job even harder. A rodent control professional will know not only what kinds of rodents live in your area, he or she will also know which type of bait is most likely to attract the local population. In addition, these professionals can help you locate the entry areas, allowing you to seal off your home to prevent access.

Avoid live traps: People who are squeamish or sentimental about all animals tend to want to avoid kill traps. Unfortunately, live traps are much worse for rodent control than you'd expect. If you trap a rat or mouse inside and release it in your own yard, it's just going to find its way back in. To prevent it from returning, you'd have to take it to a location that is miles away from your home. Assuming that you do get far enough away to prevent a return, you're either condemning the rodent to a slow death by starvation or to a painful death by a predator. The kill traps used by your local exterminator are a much cleaner and more humane death in comparison.

Disinfect and repackage your kitchen: Rats and mice are able to chew through a wide variety of materials. They can gnaw through almost every store-bought package, except for cans and jars. As such, any food that you buy should be repackaged into metal or glass canisters whenever possible. In addition, since rats and mice urinate and defecate indiscriminately while foraging, your cans and jars may be contaminated even if the pests don't gain entry. Keep your canned and jarred goods in a large plastic tote to prevent future contamination and be sure to completely clean and disinfect any cabinets that may have been contaminated with rodent droppings.

Contact a company like Xtermco Inc for more information and assistance. 

About Me

Focusing On Pest Control

After dealing with bug infestations in my home for a few years, it occurred to me that I had to do something to make things right. I began thinking about all of my available options, and I realized that working with a professional pest control contractor was one of my best bets. I talked with them about the kinds of bugs that I was finding in my home, and they were really helpful. They came out, sprayed, and even applied some protective treatments around the outside of my house to deter future issues. I wanted to start a blog all about pest control, so I made this website. Check it out.



Latest Posts

4 Reasons To Have Your Crawlspace Encapsulated
25 March 2019

Your home's crawlspace is a vital part of the hous

Rid Your Home Of Centipedes
25 December 2018

Your home should be a space where you can relax an

Bed Bug Detection And Treatment
27 August 2018

If you have children, you may have told them 

8 Pests to Get Rid of Before Putting Your House for Sale
11 June 2018

One of the best decisions a homeowner can make is

Tips For Keeping Insects Under Control In The Summer
20 May 2018

Summer is perfect weather for insects. Summer rain