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How to Control Rodent Infestation

September 07, 2022 Jessica Carpenter Rodents
How to Control Rodent Infestation

Rodents are survival experts, which is why they can live in any type of environment even though their environment is changing. They are well-known pests in our houses. Rodent control measures are necessary to prevent the severe and deadly effects they can cause. Vinx Pest Control provides everything you need for rodent treatment and getting rid of rats.

Look for Signs of an Infestation

Looking for signs of rodent activity before taking action against them is essential. This will help you determine if the rodents are just passing through or living in your home. Look for droppings, burrows, gnaw marks, and urine stains around doors and windowsills. You should also check for any holes along walls or ceilings that lead outside so you can seal them off if necessary.

Seal All Entrances

Rodent infestations usually start outside your home and move inside through open doors or gaps in your foundation wall around pipes and wires leading into the house. Seal any openings that allow rodents access to your home by filling holes with steel wool or caulk, then cover them with concrete patching compound or steel wool sprayed with concrete adhesive (or another product). You may need help from a contractor or plumber if there are more significant gaps in your walls or foundation that are hard to seal.

Set Up Traps

Rats and mice do not like the aroma of peppermint oil, so you can purchase a spray or get some peppermint oil and mix it with water in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture around your home to deter rodents from entering your house. Once the rodents have been repelled, you can set up traps to catch the ones already there.

Keep Your Home Completely Clean and Tidy

Rodents love to make homes in areas with a lot of clutter. If you have been noticing rodent droppings in your home, it might be time to clean up. Get rid of unnecessary clutter, and do not leave food in the open. Do not leave pet food out at night, as this can attract rats and mice.

Store All the Food in Airtight Containers

Store all types of food in airtight containers to prevent rodents from getting into your food. This includes cereal grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. These items are beautiful to rodents who chew through cardboard boxes or plastic bags just to get at them! Ensure that you always keep all packaging away from reach – particularly if you have young children or pets!

Call a Professional Exterminator

If you think that you have a rodent infestation in your home, then call an exterminator immediately! Rodent infestation can be a significant problem, especially in an urban area. That’s why you should call a professional exterminator like Vinx Pest Control. We’re a local company that specializes in rodent control. We have over ten years of experience, and our technicians have licensed professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure that your rodent infestation is appropriately cared for. We will also ensure that they are using safe methods so that there are no harmful side effects on the environment or people living nearby.