No one wants rodents in their home. Rats and mice are dirty, carry diseases, and can cause a lot of damage to your property. If you think you have a rodent problem, don’t wait to take action. The longer you wait, the worse the problem will become. Follow these steps to get rid of mice and rats in your house for good.
Inspect Your Home
First things first, figure out if you have a rodent problem. If you see droppings, gnawed holes, or actual rodents, you have a problem. Mice and rats like to stay hidden, so if you see them out in the open, it means there are a lot of them.
Find Out How They’re Getting In
Windows, doors, holes, the roof. There are no shortage of entry points for rodents to use. Mice and rats are able to shimmy their way into openings the size of a quarter. Rodents also like to climb, so check your eaves and roofline for any gaps.
Eliminate the Ones That Have Made It Inside
Remove their food sources. Mice and rats will go where the food is, so keep your food stored in airtight containers and immediately clean up any crumbs or spills. Once the lures are away, set up mouse traps or call a professional exterminator.
You can try to get rid of mice and rats on your own, but sometimes it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you decide to set traps, be prepared to dispose of the bodies properly (and humanely).
Rats and mice are dirty, dangerous pests that no one wants in their home. If you think you have a rodent problem, don’t wait to take action because it will only get worse with time. Inspect your home for signs of rodents, find out how they’re getting in, remove their food sources, and set up mouse traps or call an exterminator. Taking these steps will help you get rid of mice and rats for good.