In the world of rodent pest control, there are many different ways to remove rodent pests from your home. As with all pest control, there are pros and cons to every method. Knowing these positives and negatives can help you to make the right choice for your rodent pest control needs.
Snap traps are a standard rodent control method because they are effective at killing rats and mice. They also have the perk of making sure that the dying rodent doesn’t find its way into your walls before it passes. Because these traps are highly sensitive, is possible for these traps to go off and catch a rodent by the tail or leg. If you should find a living animal caught in your trap, please be careful: an injured animal will never hesitate to bite!
Homeowners should be careful with snap traps around children and pets. Little hands, feet and paws are the right size for being injured if they accidentally encounter these traps.
Rat and mouse poisons are the definition of hit and miss. Because they have very acute senses, most rats and mice tend to avoid poisons to begin with. Any rodents that do end up consuming the poisons have to consume a specific amount to receive a lethal dose; less than that, and they just get sick. Clean-up can also be a bit of a challenge as rodents can still move away from the poison after receiving their dose.
Homeowners should note that rodent poisons are not just toxic to rodents. Pets and children should be kept away from poisoned areas, and poisons should be kept in locked cabinets for safety.
Humane Live Traps
Humane live traps capture your problem rodents alive, allowing for them to be relocated far away from your home. It is essential to check live traps multiple times daily to ensure any trapped mice or rats are not kept in traps for too long. Live traps also pose the issue of relocating the animal safely. Without proper wildlife training, you can easily be bitten when releasing the animal.
The safest way to employ humane live traps for you and for the rodent is to hire a professional wildlife removal and relocation company that employs humane trapping and relocation. These professionals can ensure that everyone involved remains safe throughout the removal process. They then can also analyze your home for rodent entryways and offer tips on how to discourage mice and rats from using those paths into your home again.