Rodents can pose a major threat to both; property and human health. Not only do they eat a variety of foods that you may have stored in your pantry, but they can also contaminate it. This can lead to food poisoning. They can also cause significant damage to buildings by chewing on everything from insulation to wallboard. They also have the ability to spread diseases. The diseases can be spread by multiple instances. First, they can spread all kinds of diseases by biting you. They can also spread all kinds of diseases from their urine. And they can spread diseases with their feces.
How To Get Rid Of Common Rodents:
1. Getting Rid Of Rats and/or Mice.
The best way to get rid of rats and/or mice is by using traps. You will need to purchase several different spring loaded traps and bait the rats and/or mice with cheese, dried fruit, and/or oats. All of these bait foods should work because it will work to attract the mice. However, it is important to be sure that the actual bait is securely attached to the trip pole/pedal. Otherwise, they trap may not function properly and spring when the food is removed by the mice/rats. You will also want to be sure that you set the traps at a right angle (90 degrees) to the actual walls where the rodents tend to travel. The actual bait side of the trap(s) should be facing toward the wall.
Once you effectively capture or kill a rodent, it is important to not touch it with your hands. You need to utilize some latex gloves and dispose of the rodent in a plastic bag. Once the rodents are removed from your trap(s), you need to disinfect the traps with either bleach and/or hydrogen peroxide.
In order to effectively keep rodents out of your property, you are going to need to follow the tips below.
a.) Eliminate All Food and Water Sources.
The first thing that you should do is be sure that you eliminate any source of food or water from your home. You can do this by keeping all of the garage in secure containers. You should also remove fallen fruits and/or nuts from your yard if you have any. You should also remove all of the pet food that you have in your house right after feeding. Do not leave it outside at night. This will only attract rodents. Repair any plumbing leaks before they cause more problems as rodents can use this to get water.
b.) Eliminate Hiding And Living Places For Rodents.
The next thing that you are going to have to do is eliminate the potential hiding and living places for the rodents. Do not store old cars and/or furniture outside where the rodents can nest. Only store lumber off of the ground. Remove unused piles of wood and other materials that rodents could use to form a nest.
By following all of the tips in this article, you should be able to effectively eliminate rodents from your home and properly prevent them from coming back.