Nobody wants rodents in their yard home. Yet, estimates suggest that there are billions of rats in the world, potentially more than the 60 billion people in the world.
In other words, there’s a good chance you’ve already got a rat problem, even if you haven’t seen them. In general rats won’t attack humans and prefer to stay out of the limelight.
If you think you already have an issue then you need to contact your local rodent expert and find out more about eliminating the issue.
There are 5 simple ways to get rid of rodents.
1. Get Expert Help
This is the easiest and most expensive option. But, it’s still worth considering. Rodents are persistent and can cause a lot of damage to the wiring and other elements of your home. In fact, the damage done to wiring can actually cause a fire and destroy your home.
That’s why it’s essential to get in touch with the local pest control experts and have them assess your property for rodents. They can help eliminate the issue and prevent them from returning.
Rodents eat most things which means it is relatively easy to set poison traps. The rodents will eat the poison and then die. This is effective and fast, but you need to make sure the poison cannot be reached by any pets or children.
They can take the poison and easily be sick or killed because of it.
Rats and other rodents generally hate changes to their habitat. If you’ve noticed rodent issues then place peppermint soaked cotton wool buds in the entranceways to their nests. The smell and the change will drive them away from their nests, you simply need to verify that there are actually leaving.
4. Get Owls
Owls are great predators and will eat almost any rodent they can see. The fact that owls also have excellent vision means that they will quickly and efficiently eliminate rodents from your yard.
If you combine this approach with inspecting your home and eliminating any entry points you’ll be surprised at how quickly the rodent population disappears from your home and yard.
The easiest way to lure owls to your home s to create owl boxes. This gives the owl someone to sleep and nest, in return they get to eat the rodents in your home.
5. Dry Ice
This is a very effective approach and surprisingly humane. Simply locate the burrow and push the entrance full of dry ice. The dry ice will produce carbon dioxide. This causes the rodents to go to sleep and then die. The process is surprisingly quick and doesn’t cause the rodents any pain.
Of course, dry ice is exceptionally cold, use gloves and proceed with caution when handling it. You want to kill the rodents, not your hands.
It’s a good idea to try and eliminate rodents yourself. But, you also need to know when the problem is too big for you to handle, and call for expert help.