The number one way to get rid of mice and rats is by using an integrated approach. What does that mean? You need to use different methods to be as effective as possible. Their brains might be small but rodents learn quickly. Keep them guessing (and out of your house) with this proactive three step approach.
Infestations need to be eliminated quickly to regain control of your property. Mice and rats are notorious for breeding rapidly, so chances are if you see just one or two you have a bigger problem on your hands. Eliminate your infestation by using a trap. Whether it’s the traditional snap traps, rodenticides or electronic no-touch traps they are necessary to get mice and rats out of your walls, rooms, and more.
Once you’ve regained control and there are no longer pests scurrying around your home, it’s time to put up your defenses and prevent them from returning. Remove attractants like easily accessible food and seal any holes that allowed them to previously enter. Place repellents throughout your home, especially near where you saw activity during an infestation.
Stay ahead of any rodent problem by keeping a close watch on the situation. Use a baited Tin CatⓇ to identify a rodent problem before it becomes serious. By leaving this out, you can see whether the infestation has truly gone and you can also see if they have come back. This will allow you to not only get ahead of a potential future infestation before it becomes unmanageable but it will give you peace of mind that you have finally rid your home of mice and rats.
Feeling Better Prepared?
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