If you are walking through the home and you see a mouse or a rat, your peace of mind might be out the window. It can be startling to realize you have a rodent infestation. You may see the rodent, or you may only find the fecal pellets of the rodents. Either way, when you find that you have a rodent infestation, it is time to take action. Rodents need to be exterminated as quickly as possible because they can cause lots of problems. Rodents will eat through insulation and wiring, but they also carry disease. The fleas on rats have been knowns to spread disease, and the fecal pellets of mice can give you Hantavirus, which can be deadly to humans. Here are a few tips to help you battle rodents:
One of the most important things that you can do when you find a rodent infestation is deep clean your home. You will want to start in the kitchen and clean out all your pantry and cupboards. Be sure that there is no food source for the little pests. You will also want to clean the entire house very thoroughly. If there is no food source or the rodent does not feel comfortable in the home, the rodents may not leave, but it could help keep other rodents from coming into the home.
Traps And Poison
Traps and poison are very effective in killing rodents if they are used properly. Most people really like to use poison because once ingested the rodent will disappear and die. The problem with poison is that the rodent will often go back inside the wall and die. So, traps may be the better and more sanitary option. When setting a trap for a rodent, make sure you force the rodent to trip the trap to get the food. Usually, this means that you will want to set the trap perpendicular to the wall with the foot toward the center of the room. This is because rodents travel along the wall, and this will force the rodent over the trap.
If after a few weeks you do not notice a significant difference in the rodent population you will want to call a professional. There could be something in the home that is attracting the rodents. A professional will be able to diagnose the problem and kill the rodents in no time at all.
Contact a company like Emery Exterminating for more information and assistance.