Tips to Dealing with a Rodent Infestation in Your Home


Living in a residence that is infested with rodents can be quite disheartening. Nevertheless, home owners typically do not realise that they have an infestation on their hands, as these critters are quite discreet. It is only when their colony is significantly large that you will start to see faecal pellets, which would indicate you have rats or mice. If you spot this sign, it is prudent to check for other warnings of an infestation including gnawed cables, damage to furniture, faecal matter in your HVAC vents and more. If you catch the onset of a pest infestation on time, you could probably handle it on our own. However, it is always recommended to hire professional pest control services to ensure that your entire property is fumigated. Therefore, what tips can help you to deal with a rodent infestation.

Tip 1: Eliminate any moisture from your home

All pets require a steady source of hydration for them to survive. You may be trying your best to keep food sources away from these pests, but this only means that they will forage on other items in your home such as fabric, upholstery, wood and more. The first thing to do would be to make sure that there are no undetected leaks in your home. Sweating or dripping taps will provide these rodents with the water that they need, which would make it harder for you to get rid of them.

Secondly, ensure that your entire home is ventilated. Pay particular attention to rooms that are typically overlooked such as the basement or the attic as these can become prime breeding grounds for the rodents.

Tip 2: Place poison bait stations around your home

The second step to getting rid of rodents would be to bait them. There is an assortment of baiting materials that you could purchase at your local store. These typically comprise a trap with some food placed on it to lure the rodents. As the rodents forage, they either will be caught at the station or may escape with the bait, which would poison their nest. When using poison bait stations, ensure that you change out the bait as recommended as it could lose its efficacy the longer it is left out in the open.

It should be noted that poison bait stations might not be ideal if you have younger children or inquisitive pets as they could end up ingesting the bait themselves. Alternatively, you could place the bait at night when you assured that your kids and pets are not going to disrupt the stations.


24 April 2017

Deterring Pests while Protecting Pets

Hello, my name is Mandi, and although I own a number of pets including my dog, two ferrets and a guinea pig, I am utterly afraid of all non-pet creatures in my house. I hold the guinea pigs as I watch TV, and I sleep with my dog, but the idea of a mouse running through the walls makes me incredibly uncomfortable and tense. Since pests are such a trigger issue for me, I have spent a lot of time researching them. I have learned how to get rid of them, but more importantly, how to get rid of them without bothering or putting my pets in danger. If you are trying to balance the wanted and the unwanted creatures in your home, I hope these posts help!