Every Home Owner Wants to Stop the Rodent Nightmare Every Household Wants to Avoid
The Rat Rod is back again this time it’s the rodent nightmare your house will be invaded by the mice, rats and even rats. If you want to keep the mice out of your yard, there are some precautions you can take to make sure they never get the opportunity to make your home their new home. First of all I would like to say I’m not a pest control expert but I do know a lot about what attracts rodents and how they live. In the interest of keeping my article simple here’s what every good rodent controller uses: Bait! Now, for some of you who don’t have a rat or mice in your yard yet; welcome to the club. Pest Control isn’t fun but it’s necessary.
You’ve probably already guessed that. Rodents eat mice and rats because they’re rodents. And rodents are drawn to clean places, that’s why they’re usually in basements and attics. You may not have a rodent problem right now but that doesn’t mean the dream is over for you. Rodents will always find ways into your house whether you allow them or not.
So, let’s get started. The first thing you need to do is get rid of whatever attracts the rodents in the first place. Some common items that end up attracting mice and rats are: Furniture, Window treatments, Drains, Bird baths, Garbage cans etc. Once you’re done eliminating these items, the next step is to eradicate the rodent’s nest. That means getting a rat trap or some type of effective rodent deterrent.
Now I know you’re saying that’s pretty much all there is to it. But I’m going to make this even easier on you. I’m going to provide you with an easy on the eyes checklist to help you spot and eliminate the rodent nightmares the fastest. This list is broken down in several categories. These categories are:
The first thing you want to look at is where the mice or rats are entering your house through the doors. They can get in through any small opening or hole. So pay attention to cracks around windows and doors. Sometimes the mice or rats will simply move from one room to another, but sometimes they’ll stick around and breed in your home from the start.
Another way to pinpoint the exact location of the rodent nightmare is by looking for signs of activity inside your walls or windows. Mice and rats are very particular about where they want to be at the end of their burrows. If you see any holes, dents or other signs of activity inside the walls than that’s where they are. And the next thing you want to look for is droppings or urine inside your home.
I know it sounds funny, but rodents have excellent hearing and sight, plus they have a sixth sense that is very sharp. So be sure to listen out for any rustling, scratching, or tapping noises. There might be pet hair in the air as well. The last thing you want is your house being flooded in mouse droppings. If you hear any unusual scratching sounds or smells in the house then it might be the perfect time to take action and find out what the problem is. The last thing a pet owner needs is to have to move their pet because of a mouse infestation.
Now let’s go over some more of the major causes of the rodent nightmare every homeowner wants to prevent. The most common is the mice themselves. Mice eat almost anything and have a terrible taste. If you put mothballs down and let it sit for a few days the mice will start dying. Putting repellents on your yard and property, and sealing any holes they create is the best way to keep mice away from your home and property.