How to get rid of rodents in the attic

The worst assumption anyone can have is rodents in the house are harmless. They are not good for you for a couple of reasons.

Reasons to get rid of rodents in your attic

  • Their feces and urine can cause your home to stink.
  • They may be carriers of diseases like rabies and E coli.
  • They are mighty destructive to walls, boards and wiring in the house.
  • They can be terribly noisy when foraging for food.

  • How to get rid of them

    Traps- depending on the rodent in question, use the right size and most effective trap to get rid of them. For instance rats are most effectively controlled by snap traps, while squirrels are better controlled by using live cages and relocating them.

    Noise and light deterrents- these are most effective for those rodents that easily scare. For instance noisy devices work perfectly for squirrels in the attic. The noises they create startle the animal and cause it to move away.

    Eviction fluids- depending on the rodent in question, eviction fluids can be quite effective to remove rodents from your attic. For instance raccoon eviction fluid works perfectly to remove raccoons from your attic as fumes itemits can be life threatening to their young.

    Repellents- unfortunately commercial repellents have not been known to effectively control rodents for long term use. This is because rodents get used to the smell and come back later. However, some rodents seem to be effectively repelled by some of the repellents. For instance ammonia is quite effective with squirrel control.


    An actual viable way to control rodents is to ensure that they do not get into your home in the first place. The following prevention tips will help you prevent an invasion.
    • Ensure your home and compound is clean. This ensures that rodents are not attracted to your home in the first place.
    • Do not leave pet dishes and food outside.
    • Seal any holes leading to your attic with strong durable materials that rodents cannot chew through.
    • Employ the services of a well-trained pet to chase away any ‘invaders’ you may fall victim to.
    • Any trash bins outside must be tightly shut.
    • Clear any bushes and trim trees near your home to discourage rodents hiding in or jumping from them into your home.

    • When all is said and done

      If rodents in your home are out of control call your local pest control experts. They are experts because they have the skills which you may not have.

      How to get rid of rodents in the attic

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