Unless your family happens to have one as a pet, there’s a strong chance that you don’t like to see rodents. Most of these creepy critters can damage your home and bring serious health hazards to your family.
Mice have been invading human living spaces ever since man resided in caves. These creepy creatures require little food, allowing them to thrive in buildings, under your bed, and behind your walls.
Apart from the traditional mousetrap and cheese, there are other ways to get rid of the rodents infesting your home. Here are some of them.
Rodents can easily enter your home if they find possible entries. They can easily get through tiny holes so you need to seal all possible entries. While this is hard to accomplish in old houses, it is by far one of the most effective solutions. Cover the space with aluminum nets or steel wool so there are no ways for rodents to get in.
Don’t share the food
Rodents are inborn gluttons. They will eat almost anything they can get whenever they have the chance. When they have plenty of options, they usually go for sugar-rich food such as cereals, potatoes, sweets, and meat. Rodents know these food items deliver the most energy for the lowest risk. Store food in sealed containers to minimize smells that will attract mice. If you don’t want to resort to hiring a pest control professional because of an infestation, dispose of food properly to make your home less inviting to rodents.
Defense is your best offense
Simply leaving mousetraps or sealing openings might not be the best approach to eliminate rodents. If you need to infiltrate and eliminate their presence, a professional pest control company is surely your best bet.
Still, there’s no guarantee that a set of traps, or high-end repellants will solve a rodent problem, especially if rodents choose your home to be their refuge. Just make your home uninviting to rodents. Eliminate the resources by keeping your house clean and storing food in secure containers.