Rodent control will keep your home or business free of mice and rats. If your property is already infested with mice or rats, trapping will be necessary. The most common types of rodents are voles, cotton rats, Norway rats, roof rats, deer mice and house mice. Proper identification of the pest should be made before control is enacted. Different types of rodents have different life cycle requirements. Once proper identification is made, trapping can now begin.
Preventive rodent control.
Preventive rodent control is easy. Fill in all small holes that are near the foundation of your property. Some rodents may even access your property through holes smaller than the size of a dime. Keep you property free of open food sources. Garbage should be stored away from your home so that it does not attract rodents. Remove all unnecessary clutter from around the perimeter of your home. Rodents will take shelter in clutter stored near you home. If you have a fire wood piles near your home, consider moving it away to a further location.
Bait stations are a good way to keep rodents out of your property. Since most rodents seek warmth and food by entering your property, you can reduce their presence with a bait station. Rodent control with a bait station is the most effective, because it feeds rodents before they even think of entering your property. If you set up several bait stations on the outside of your property with poison food, the rodents should feed on this first. After consuming the poison food, the rodent will die a short time later. If put poison food in your home, you are encouraging rodents to eat the food inside. If the poison food is consumed inside your home, you will have a hard time finding the dead rodent until it starts to decompose. Bait stations reduce the risk of non target feeders consuming the poison food.