Rodents are sneaky pests that can get into very small spaces and creep around your home without you even realizing they are there. These pests can feast on the tiny crumbs that are laying on your counters or on your floors and drink the water leaking from your sinks or faucets. These pests can use fibers and pieces of paper to create a nest for themselves within your home and live in your home right under your nose until that one mouse has turned into multiple mice.
Rodents aren't just sneaky, they are very smart pests, as they can go unnoticed for a long time. If you have rodents, or you suspect you have them, read on for some tips to help you exterminate them.
1. Clear Out All Food
Clear out the food in your home that these pests have been eating and feasting on in order to survive. Remove their food sources in order to prevent them from coming into your home in the first place, and to prevent them from coming back as well. If they are finding food in your home and then they are using it to feed others in their colony, you'll have a harder time getting rid of them.
2. Clean Your Home
Clean your home to get rid of the food sources and clean your home to remove any signs of these pests from your home as well. Remove small food particles from your home, and wipe down surfaces to remove the oil and grease buildup that you may have around your home that these pests may be using as a food source as well. Clear out clutter from around your home where these pests can easily hide in or use for nesting materials. Clean up your home to help get rid of these pests.
3. Exterminate With Traps
Exterminate these pests permanently using mouse traps that you set around your home wherever you have seen the most activity from these pests. You can set the traps using fresh bait or use a toxic bait that these pests will eat. The traps will go off once they are set off by these small rodents, and the trap will snap hard enough to kill these pests. Remove the pest from the trap, then reset the traps again and again until you are rid of these pests. You should use multiple traps if you have seen a lot of rodent activity.
If you have rodents in your home, you can use the tips above to help you exterminate them. You should also hire a professional rodent exterminator near you to help get this pest issue under control.