No Cat? Here's How You Can Rid Your Home of Rodents

October 10th, 2020

If you’re lucky enough to have a cat, you probably don’t worry much about rodents. But if you are one of the many homeowners who doesn’t have a mouser on staff, you’re going to have to find other ways to rid yourself of rodent infestations. Here are some of the best things that you can do to get rid of mice once and for all.

Determine patterns and make a layout of the house.

This is war, and you need a battle plan. Mice always have patterns that they run in, and once you figure it out you’ll know the best places to put your traps. Drawing out a layout of the house gives you a blank slate to note the patterns that you are tracking. When the time comes to strike, you’ll know when and where.

Choose the right traps, in the right place, with the right bait.

What kind of rodents are you trying to get rid of? Common house mice will not respond to the same types of traps and bait as, say, a rat of a certain breed. You need to make sure you know exactly what you are hunting and what will attract it. A professional exterminator is best suited to make these judgements.

Prevent reinfestation.

Unfortunately, it won’t do you much good to get rid of mice if you just have more in your home within a month. Especially if you live across from a wooded area or field, you could have a constant barrage of mice trying to get into your home. To prevent reinfestation, you’re going to need to seal up your home so that they don’t have a way in. You should also keep traps in common areas ongoing and have an exterminator ready to act when needed.

If you need assistance ridding your home of mice, contact us today.