The Best Ways to Get Rid of Rodents

Rodents, yuck! They scurry everywhere, make annoying scratching sounds in your walls, and leave a nasty smell everywhere they go.

Thankfully, you don’t have to live with these critters for long because there are ways to get rid of them!

Use a Trap

Traps are the most inexpensive way to get rid of rodents, and the least expensive trap is a snap trap. With this trap, the rodent will set foot on a pedestal, setting off a snap that will kill them instantly. While these traps may not kill large rodents, it will at least injure them. After you dispose of the rodent, the snap trap can be reused.

Another type of trap is a live trap. With a live trap, the rodent will go into the cage but they will be unable to get out. These traps can be a lot of work to maintain because they need to be regularly inspected and cleaned out. However, these traps are reusable and are the best traps to use for large rodents.

A third type of trap is a glueboard. With this type of trap, all you need to do is remove the protective covering to expose the glue that is spread on the board, and simply set it down in the part of the house that has the most rodents. Keep in mind that this trap will not be useful on large rodents because they can always pull themselves loose from the board.

Natural Methods

Using peppermint oil is a great natural method to get rid of rodents. It is also a very simple method to use. All you have to do is put some peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place it around areas that attract rodents the most. When the rodents smell the peppermint oil, they will not want to go to that area again. However, when buying the oil, make sure it is labelled 100% peppermint oil. If it’s not 100%, then it will not work.

Clean in and Around Your Home

One of the easiest and least expensive methods is just cleaning up and decluttering. Rodents are usually attracted to messy spaces that have a lot of boxes, paper, discarded food, and other types of trash. The trash gives them something to chew on and it also gives them a home to nest in.

Properly disposing of garbage and getting rid of food wastes will help get rid of the rodents in the home now and will help prevent rodents from infesting your home in the future.

Hire an Exterminator

When all else fails, bring in a professional. Hiring an exterminator is the best way to get rid of rodents. They will have access to strong chemicals and pesticides that will kill the rodents that are infesting your home right now, as well as preventing rodents from being a problem again.

Rodents can be a very scary sight in a home. They can cause a great deal of stress and even health problems. Getting a professional will save you a lot of time and a lot of stress. Call Preventive Pest today and we will analyze the situation and come up with the best course of action for dealing with the critters.

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