How to Get Rid of Rodents

Who likes rodents in their house?  It’s safe to assume that no one does, but there is something you can do about it.  In this installment of our “Fix It in 15:00” series, we cover a variety of products and methods to keep mice and rats (and everything in between) from getting too comfortable in and around your home.

 A word on rodents (named after the mammal order “Rodentia”)… in addition to the most well-known rodents (mice and rats) there are a number of other varmints that fall into the rodent category.  Moles, voles, chipmunks can be just as pesky a pest to deal with as their other, more well-known brethren.  Remember, rodents don’t have bones (their skeletal structure is made of cartilage), so they can squeeze through very small openings that lead into your home.

Here are some helpful hints to use for your next rodent removal project:

  • Set the Bait – bait traps and bait stations should be situated outside the home and placed along the perimeter of the building as this is where rodents tend to move about
    • NOTE: be sure to prevent your household pets from getting into the baits
  • Traps – again, place these outside your home to draw rodents away, and be careful as they are designed to exterminate
  • Repellants – try solar-powered sonic spikes that create sounds similar to a rodent in distress OR for inside use try an aromatic repellants (peppermint oil, cayenne pepper or even cloves) that rodents are really turned off by

Hopefully, one of these options will help you with rodent pest control.

Who likes rodents in their house?  It’s safe to assume that no one does, but there is something you can do about it.  In this installment of our “Fix It in 15:00” series, we cover a variety of products and methods to keep mice and rats (and everything in between) from getting too comfortable in and around your home.

 A word on rodents (named after the mammal order “Rodentia”)… in addition to the most well-known rodents (mice and rats) there are a number of other varmints that fall into the rodent category.  Moles, voles, chipmunks can be just as pesky a pest to deal with as their other, more well-known brethren.  Remember, rodents don’t have bones (their skeletal structure is made of cartilage), so they can squeeze through very small openings that lead into your home.

Here are some helpful hints to use for your next rodent removal project:

  • Set the Bait – bait traps and bait stations should be situated outside the home and placed along the perimeter of the building as this is where rodents tend to move about
    • NOTE: be sure to prevent your household pets from getting into the baits
  • Traps – again, place these outside your home to draw rodents away, and be careful as they are designed to exterminate
  • Repellants – try solar-powered sonic spikes that create sounds similar to a rodent in distress OR for inside use try an aromatic repellants (peppermint oil, cayenne pepper or even cloves) that rodents are really turned off by

Hopefully, one of these options will help you with rodent pest control.