Mice and rats have been plaguing homeowners forever. Rodents can damage cables and cords, chew through boxes in the pantry, and raid pet food storage tubs. They carry potential health hazards too; from droppings or from physical contact. Rodents are responsible for the spread a number of communicable diseases, affecting both humans and pets.
You can prevent rodent damage by applying the simple tips below:
Leave pesticides to the professionals and try traps
You don’t need to live with rats and mice – and the damage they cause. You can also protect your family and pets by leaving the use of baits such as pesticides to the professionals. The incorrect use of DIY baits could result in serious injury or death of a person or pet. The inappropriate use of baits could also threaten the health of native animals.
To avoid this situation, use a qualified pest controller and try traps instead. There are dozens of options you can choose from when it comes to traps. One is the classic wood snap trap that catches the rodent in one quick snap. The other is a glue trap which you can place near the areas where mouse activity usually occurs. This can be on your kitchen sink or in one of the floor areas where you usually see them running. You may also make use of the cage traps and you can bait them with the rodents favourite food. Some favourites include cheese, peanut butter and chocolate.
Change your habits
Always store food in sealed containers and avoid leaving scraps around the kitchen or other areas of the home. Rodents are be attracted by any dropped food, open containers, or bits of food you left on dirty plates. Some step reduce their access by wall openings, using hard, plastic containers for your food, storing your garbage in covered bins, and blocking easy entry points such as windows, cracks beneath doors, or openings on the ceilings.
Call the pest extermination experts
If your rodent situation is getting out of hand, it’s best to call the experts. Professional pest controllers know how to safely get rid of rodents and help stop them returning. They know what to look for in terms of these rodents’ hiding places, entry points, and even the type of food they’re attracted to. Professional help is a wise investment in your families help. All you need to do is call the experts, watch and learn from the process, and say goodbye to uninvited rodents for a long-term basis.
Spotted any rats or mice around your place? Don’t stress – call Picton Pest! Although there are a variety of ways you can do it on your own (which are often unsafe), you can seek the help of expert rat and mice pest control experts who can help you find a solution to your squeaking problem. Get in touch with Picton Pest Control today for a quick pest control report. We also offer extermination for termites, cockroaches, spiders, wasps, bees, and ants too.