Having a rodent infestation in your home is a nightmare that no one wants to deal with. Rodents, including mice and rats, come into your home seeking food, shelter, and water. Unfortunately, if they find resources or comfort accessible in your home, they may decide to stay or become frequent visitors. There are a number of rodent control products available in stores, but each one has its flaws.
For most people, the first rodent control product that comes to mind is mouse traps. Mouse traps and similar, though larger, rat traps work by having a sensitive, baited trigger that releases a metal arm that snaps down, trapping and killing the rodent that triggered it. However, these devices are prone to failure. They may go off prematurely, leaving the bait available to feed the very rodents you’re trying to get rid of. Additionally, using traps that are too small may only injure the rodent, while using traps that are too large may leave you quite a mess to clean up later. Poisons are another popular rodent control product, but if used improperly, they can be a threat to pets and small children.
If you have a rodent problem in your house, your best option is to call pest and rodent control professionals. If you’ve seen a rodent in your home it’s likely that you already have quite an infestation. Professionals can assess the situation, identify the type of rodent you are dealing with, and discuss with you the best rodent control methods for your home.