Rats & Mice Rodent Control

Since the rats and mice are usually the pests that are causing destruction in the home, whether it is in the pantry, in the closets, or around the electronics and wiring, a good form of rodent control is the best place to start.  These are not the only pests around, but they are the most common types that invade your home, causing bedlam and chaos, especially during the winter months.  Rodent control is not a simple job, and can be very discouraging and frustrating.  When these pests invade your home, they are very destructive. They will undoubtedly cause damage to your furnishings, contaminate your food, and carry and transmit diseases through their fecal matter, urine, and their fur.  So, it is crucial to have an effective plan of control in place.  Some do it yourself pest control tips on this topic include cleanup, placing traps, poisoning, pest proofing, and monitoring both inside and outside of your home.

Rodent control outside the home is the best place to start, and then begin working your way inside the home.  To begin control outside, make sure there is no clutter of wood, trash, and other materials within at least 10 foot of your home.  This will deter them right from the start, just by keeping your yard free of debris.  Repellents inside the home are a useful way of controlling the unwanted guests.  There are eco-friendly mice and rat repellents, which are a safe way to eradicate these pests as well as helping the environment.  There are several types of rodent repellants available on the market today.   

Other preventative measures you could take would be to take away any food and water sources, because that is what they are looking for. Pay special attention to any dripping faucets or leaking pipes and get them repaired as soon as possible. Also, make sure you pick up your pets bowls after you have fed them. Keep any food, whether for your family or your pets in air-tight containers that the rodents cannot chew through.

Remember it is always easiest to eliminate the sources that lure rodents into your home now then having to treat an infestation later.