You should always take into consideration whether you have pets or kids in your home when choosing which form of rodent pest control is best for your particular infestation. There are other factors that are important as well, such as properly identifying the rodent that you are having a problem with. There are several different types that are considered a problem in North America. The most common are mice, rats, moles, gophers, and lastly armadillos. There are some obvious rodents that just require a glance, others like mice and rats require closer examination to determine which one you have. The tail of a rat is quite distinct and an easy way to tell the difference
There are different methods of rodent control, and it is important to choose one that fits your situation. If you have pets or animals, using a poison method may not be the best idea, due to safety issues. Green pest control may be the method of choice for you if there are small children or family pets. Methods such as bait stations come in a variety of sizes and types, and this may be an ideal method for you, especially in an instance where pets and kids are involved. Perhaps you would just like to catch the rodent and release it, or scare it away, these are all things to consider. Gophers and moles can be washed out if you know where the “active” tunnels are. Armadillos can be scared away or caught in a live trap and released elsewhere.
Regardless of the method of pest control you choose, make sure that you are educated on how to properly apply such method. Also make sure that you are positive of the type of rodent that is a problem. Weigh the pros and cons of several methods to find one that will work for you and your family. And it’s always a good idea to consult a professional when trying to treat any type of infestation. They will provide you with quality products, and sound advice.