How to Rid Your Home of Mice and Rats for Good

Home, office and other types of building can easily become infested with vermin.  Mice and rats are everywhere and getting rid of them is a must, but that isn’t always easy.  If you think for a second that you may have rats or mice then you need to take action to get rid of them before the situation gets out of control.  Let’s look at how to rid your home of mice and rats for good.

Find where they are coming in

The first step to getting rid of them is finding where they are getting into the building and where they have built their nests.  Is this just once mouse you have or are they living throughout your house.  Things you can look for are holes in the baseboards, check out your attic and walls.  If you have an attached garage look there too, it doesn’t take a very big hole for mice to get in.  Are you finding droppings near food sources?  You can follow them back to nests and entry points.  Here is a guide to finding how mice and rats are coming into your home.

Getting rid of them

Many home owners will try and tackle the problem on their own, they will head over to a home improvement store and grab a couple of traps or some poison to take care of the job.  Be careful of the products you buy if you have pets or children in your home and if you have never used rat poison before you may want to leave it be and look at something easier and less dangerous.

There are a variety of traps you can use some will capture the rodents and others will kill.  If you use traps to capture the rodent then make sure you release it far away from your home or you will find them getting right back in your house.  Traps are ideal if you have a small infestation or just one mouse that managed to make it into your home for a larger infestation you’re going to need something else.

Call an exterminator

If you have never dealt with a rodent problem before then you may want to bring in someone who has.  An exterminator knows where to look to find how they are coming in and how to find their nests.  They know how to remove rodents without causing harm to your pets or your family.  They can educate you on how to prevent further infestations in the future.  They can get the job done quickly and effectively.  Mice and rats carry disease you can’t leave the situation untreated hoping it will resolve itself.