Rodent Control Begins by Sealing Them Out

Dealing with a rodent control issue can seem insurmountable at times, especially if you have never had to deal with one before. It can be even more overwhelming if you realize you have a large infestation. In most cases, you can deal with these issues with the help of a do it yourself pest control company and do not need to call in a professional.

First things first: you need to figure out where they are gaining access to your home and take care of that. This entails taking a good look around both the inside and outside of your home. Make sure any screens that cover your windows are in good shape and fit properly. Check any screened vents to make sure those are intact. A mouse can gain access through an opening no bigger than a nickel. That means, any tear or hole of that size in a crawlspace screen is a welcome sign to a wandering mouse. Check the seal around any pipes entering your home as well. These would be water pipes, plumbing pipes, electrical lines and gas lines. Make sure that where they enter your home is sealed up tight, and then take a look at where they are in your home. A popular entry point is under the kitchen sink. Be sure that the points where the pipes and lines enter your home are sealed up from the inside as well. Don’t forget to check the plumbing lines in the restrooms as well.  All of these steps are necessary to establishing and maintaining rodent control.

Once you have battened down the hatches, the next step is arming yourself with an arsenal of baits and traps.  Most rodent control products will help eliminate both rats and mice simultaneously. Some bait stations that are available can hold up to six rats at a time, which is great if you are unsure of how many pests you are dealing with. Locking bait stations target the pests yet protect your pets and young children.