The rodent can become a huge problem once they get inside the house. They can contaminate our house, build their nest, cause destruction, and spread various diseases. When getting rid of them, you will need to comprehend the things that are attracting them and how they are getting access to your house. With regards to the rat problems, exclusion and removal might be the best way to get rid of them.
How Do You Know if There are Rodents in Your House?
While the most definite proof of the rodent infestation is seeing the rodent in your house, there are also various signs that will tell you about their presence. You will start to notice some gnawed holes in the insulation, piles of papers, and on the foods in your storage. There should also be food and scraps that will be left on their path. There are tiny hairs and droppings that will be found in their hunting ground or close to their den. It is also not uncommon to encounter nesting materials in your house. A powerful musky odor will also permeate all over your house if you are dealing with a full-blown infestation.
Where to Place Traps
Traps will need to be place in an area where you often see the rodents. In case you have noticed the signs, we have mentioned above, you might want to place the trap close to that area. The traps can be availed at your local home and garden store. There are traps that are reusable while the others can only be used once. You will have to dispose them together with the dead body of the rodent. Nonetheless, there are instances when you will encounter a trap-shy rodent. In case you failed to capture the rodent, there is a possibility that you are placing it at the wrong location. You will need to move the trap at a more desirable place. It should be placed close to their hunting ground or within their path.
What If You Don’t See Any
Some rodents are nocturnal creatures; therefore, it might be difficult to catch them on the act. They will also not move on areas with bright lights. However, there are instances that you will see them move on daylight. They may also be active during the day if they have been disturbed by a predator. Seeing them active at daytime can also be an indication that you are facing a large rodent infestation. Every year, a sexually mature rodent can give birth to at least 10 litters that is composed of 5-6 offspring. A young rodent can reach sexual maturity in about 6 weeks. You will be facing a large infestation in just a couple of months.
There are variety of methods that you can use to get rid of the rodent inside the house. You may use traps, exclusion device, or hire the service of the professionals. Leaving the traps close to the possible area of infestation will help in the early identification of the infestation.
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