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Talking About Pest Control

Mistakes to Avoid With Rodent Control

Carlos Douglas

There is nothing as annoying as realizing that your favorite shirt has been nibbled at or your furniture has tiny chew marks. Rats and mice aren't only destructive, but they also spread disease. If you're experiencing a rodent infestation, you better hire a rodent control service. You should avoid the following mistakes when trying to eradicate rodents.

Using the Wrong Bait

Many homeowners try to trap mice with cheese. However, you should know that most rodents primarily eat nuts and seeds. Therefore, the bait that will draw them towards the trap is hazelnut spread or peanut butter. Mice and rats also have a craving for calories, which is why they like chocolate. 

When it's cold outside, rodents will move inside the house to build nests. In this case, you can lure them into traps with materials such as dental floss, twine, and cotton balls. Finding the appropriate bait for rodents can be a daunting task, which is why you should seek the counsel of a rodent control service if you're dealing with a large rodent infestation.

Placing Traps in The Wrong Place

Mice fear large open places. They like to scurry near walls. Therefore, placing a mousetrap in an open space is often a waste of time. Instead, try placing traps perpendicular to the walls.

Another ideal spot to place traps is in concealed areas like underneath sinks and under furniture. Other areas include cluttered spaces, the top of the basement, and your garage. Consult a rodent control service for advice on where to place traps.

A Low Number of Traps

A common mistake among homeowners when trying to catch rodents is using a low number of traps. Rodents are cunning and resourceful. A small number of traps will do you no good because they are able to reproduce at a high rate.

It's advisable to place traps near high-traffic areas. Additionally, you need to place traps a few feet apart. In high-traffic paths, place traps about one foot apart. You should also be keen on the traps you're using. There are different types of mousetraps, including catch-and-release, electronic, and glue traps. The most common is the spring-loaded trap. If in doubt, talk to a rodent control professional.

In Conclusion

Trapping rodents isn't as easy as many people think. You have to know which traps to use, what bait to place, and where to place these traps. Equally important is the handling of these traps. Rodents can quickly pick up on the scent of humans and will avoid traps if you don't handle them with gloves. If you have a rodent infestation, the best chance of eradicating this problem is hiring a rodent control expert. Contact a rodent control service, such as ProBest Pest Management, to learn more.