The thought of a rodent scurrying across your kitchen floor may feel terrifying. Rodents are the largest pests that you are likely to encounter in your home. However, rodent control is about more than just wanting to avoid the shock of seeing a mouse or rat inside your house. Rodents actually pose a serious threat to your family and your property. They can spread disease to humans and are known for causing damage to building materials like sheetrock and paper-based items. If you have seen a rodent in your home – or signs of a rodent infestation – you need to find the best rodent control methods so you can quickly eradicate them from your property.
Seal up entry points
Rats and mice need some type of entry point in order to get inside your home. The entry points may be smaller than you expect. The reality is that rodents will continue to get into your home if it is easy for them to find their way inside. Rodent control must include sealing up entry points because that is an essential part of rodent-proofing your home.
Put out bait and traps
When it comes to exterminating rodents, you need to take a different approach than you do with other types of pests. If you try and poison rodents without catching them – like you do with other types of pests – you could end up with a foul smell in your house as the rodent decays. In order to avoid this from happening, you need to catch the rodents as part of the process. The most effective way to catch rodents is by setting out bait and traps. Catching the rodents with the traps allows you to remove them from the property before they start to smell.
Bring in a rodent control professional
The most effective rodent control method, by far, is to bring in a rodent control professional. A rodent control professional will provide services to help you get rodents out of your home and keep them out. Nixtermite offers rodent control services that include:
- Thoroughly inspecting your home for signs of an infestation, entry points, and nests
- Setting out bait and traps
- Removing rats from home
- Sealing off entry points
- Routinely monitoring your home for rodents
With the services outlined above, any rodents in your home will be quickly eliminated.
It is important to take quick and effective action against rodents because they pose a threat to your family and to your home. You can work on sealing up entry points and setting out traps on your own but it is more efficient and effective to bring in a professional from the beginning. If you are ready to get some professional help with your rodent problem, get in touch with the pros at Nixtermite to schedule an inspection.