The Best Rodent Control Methods

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Rodents can be a big nuisance when they find their way into your house. For instance mice and rats can cause sleepless nights if they are not kept away. They could damage valuable property, poison your food and scare away your children. Most probably, you do not want such things to happen in your house and you therefore have to come up with efficient rodent control measures. There are many ways through which people keep rodents away. However, you are not just looking for anything; you want an effective method that will guarantee the elimination of these small creatures from your surroundings.

In most case, rodents hide in places that are not clean. They will invade your kitchen if food spills are left all over the floor, the sinks are unclean and you do not even bother to open the cabinets. One of the reasons why they invade your house is because they are in search of food and if they can find it, you can be sure that they will be there to stay. It therefore becomes important to use cleaning up as an effective rodent control measure. This applies to all the rooms in your house because these creatures will keep moving from one room to another while destroying everything that they find in their way.

If after cleaning up they still come to your hose, try trapping them. Invest in a good trap and place it in their way. The most common place that they pass is along the walls. You therefore should buy several traps and place them strategically there. However, you should note that there are rodents that are shy of traps and will avoid them whenever they come across them. What you need to do in this case is to lure rodents using baits. You can use baits such as bacon, meat or fish pieces. You also can trick them by leaving the raps unset for a few days so that they get used to running over them.

You simply can keep rodents away by poisoning them. If you poison some food and place it strategically where you know that they will find it, they sure will take a bite. However, you must know that even after taking the poison, they will not die right away. Mice will look for places to hide before dying and it therefore will take several days before you notice some smell. This is now the time to start searching the house to find them and clear it up. You however must know that poisons must be used according to the instructions provided by the manufacturer.

If you do not find any of these rodent control methods effective enough, then you simply can rodent proof the building. This simply means that sealing off any holes or spaces through which they get inside. You can use meshed wire or concrete to seal holes that are not necessary. Make sure that no single space is left unsealed because you do not want to get a rude surprise.