Beware of the Fall Season
No matter do you live in an urban area or in a rural area, you are always at risk of mouse invasion. You should especially beware of the mice when the fall season arrives. The mice especially love to invade people’s home during this season because they are on the hunt for a place where they will feel warm and have an abundant source of food during winter. And one such place is your home.
And although people think that mice only love to invade attics, these little critters are also fond of invading people’s bedrooms, houses, sheds, kitchens, pantries, and other areas. In this article, we will guide you what you should do if mice invade your house, kitchen, and bedroom so keep on reading this informational text.
How to Tell if you Have Rats and Mice in Your House
You will most probably see the signs of mice infestation in your home before the mice and rats themselves since these animals are nocturnal.
The telltale sign that you have mice and rats in your home are these animals’ droppings. Fresh droppings of rats and mice are moist and dark and look like small rice balls. Old rat and mice droppings are gray and also look like balls of rice or they look like a spindle.
What to Do if You Find Out Mice and Rats in Your Home, Kitchen, Bedroom, etc.?
The first thing you should do after finding out you have uninvited rodent guests in your home is not to panic. Calm down. After you calm down, you should immediately inspect the inside and the outside of your home for mice and rat entry points. Thoroughly search both the inside and the outside of your home for even the tiniest cracks that mice and rats can get through. After finding mice and rat entry points, seal them with a steel mesh. After doing this, you are ready to eradicate rats in your home. The best way to eradicate these little critters is to set up snap traps along the walls of your home and near the areas where you found rodent feces.
Reduce Outside Habitat
When you get rid of rats or mice in your home, you should also take care of your home’s surroundings that may invite rats and mice to your home.
This means that you should clean up debris in your yard, trim bushes, trim trees, and keep compost bins clean.