If you have rodents in your home, the problem may not be the rodents; it may be your habits. Having rodents isn't like adopting a new pet, it's like adopting tens or hundreds of new pets that have no boundaries and want to eat everything you have. They also don't care about where they alleviate themselves, so you're going to find feces all over your home as well. That doesn't exactly sound appealing, does it? There are things you can do to help get rid of the rodents you have and to also help prevent them from returning. Read on to see what you should be doing.
1. Call A Pest Control Company
If you have found that you have a lot of rodents in your home, such as you're finding a lot of feces all over your home, you most likely have an infestation. In this case, you need to call a pest control company right away for help. Don't attempt to get rid of an infestation on your own, you may be in over your head with these pests and it could get dangerous for you as rodents carry diseases. Contact a pest control company to get help immediately. If the infestation is that bad, you may need to leave your home for a small amount of time just to be safe.
2. Repair Your Home
Your home may need to have some repairs done to it, as these rodents are coming in somehow. Find where the rodents are coming into your home. A pest control company can also help you find the entrance points. When you do find these areas, make the repairs in order to prevent any more rodents from coming into your home. Rodents will eventually come back to a home where they have already found food, so if you don't make the repairs, they will make their way back to your home.
Cleaning up your home both inside and outside can help prevent and get rid of rodents in your home. If your home has food readily available to them, they will continue to come back. Clean your kitchen and areas around where you prepare food. Clean your pantry, clean your sink when you finish doing dishes, and also clean your stove and oven. The exterior of your home should be cleaned up to remove piles of rubbish where rodents may be hiding or nesting. Overgrown lawns need to be cleaned up and so does any other landscaping that is overgrown.
Rodents coming into your home are not pets, they are pests and you need to do something to get rid of them before they take over your home, forcing you to leave your home. Consider hiring a rodent control company to help you get rid of the rodents in your home.