To get rid of rodents without poison, block off the rodents' access to the building, remove or properly contain any potential food sources, and place traps in the rodents' most frequented areas. You need a sealant, storage containers and effective traps.Continue Reading
Locate every crack or hole that is possibly giving the rodents access to your home. Use a sealant, such as a polyurethane insulating foam, to seal the openings. Paint over, stain over or sand the foam if the opening is located in a highly visible area of your home.
Store dry foods, such as cereal and rice, in airtight containers. If you have pets, store dry food in an airtight bin. Do not leave dry pet food in bowls that are accessible to rodents for long periods of time.
Place traps around the areas of your home that the rodents are most likely to frequent. For live traps, secure the rodents in the traps, and set them free away from the home. For kill traps, purchase snap traps that utilize a highly sensitive trigger. Put on gloves. Bait and set the traps, and place them along the wall that contains the rodents' entrance hole. Set 10 traps per one hole.
There are many differences between rats and mice, such as their size, behavior and the shape of their snouts. Mice are typically between 4 to 8 inches long, including their tails, with snouts that are triangular in shape. Rats have blunt snouts and are much larger, growing to almost 16 inches long.Full Answer >
The best way to get rid of mice is to remove potential food sources, remove hiding spaces and set traps. It is important to remember that mice breed quickly, so all steps should be taken immediately after spotting a mouse or signs of a mouse such as droppings, burrows, sounds, nests and gnawing marks.Full Answer >
Get rid of mice by setting poisons around the house; killing them using food baits and spring-loaded traps; capturing them with live-catch traps or glue traps and removing them by hand; driving them out by removing all food and water sources; or repelling them with natural animal predators like cats or mouse catcher dogs. Another method is the use of a chemical or natural spray or an electronic repelling device.Full Answer >
It is uncommon for mice and other small rodents to carry rabies, but they can contract the disease in rare situations where they are attacked by another animal with rabies and do not die. The most common animals affected by the disease are raccoons, skunks, foxes, livestock, cats and dogs. There are types of animals that do not carry or contract rabies, which are reptiles, birds, insects and amphibians.Full Answer >