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How to Get Rid of Rats and Mice Guaranteed- 4 Easy Steps

rats and mice

hey I agree that they can look cute and

cuddly however they do contaminate food

no land structures no long wires that

can cause electrical fires and even

spread diseases I'm Keith McCoy with

solutions pest in line when rodents nest

indoors and outdoors they can multiply

very quickly and create an environment

that's unhealthy for people that's why

we need to take immediate action you

need to follow the solutions four-step

process to eliminating mice and rats the

first step to the process is

identification there are many different

types of rats and mice the most common

of these that you may encounter or the

Norway rat roof rat deer mouse or house

Mouse let's review how to identify each

one the Norway rat usually weighs

anywhere from about 15 to 16 ounces

they're typically found outdoors they

burrow into the ground up underneath

structures they have a blunt nose small

ears and small eyes the roof rat is

usually found up in attics trees along

fence lines and they have a very slender

body weighing in at about 11 to 14

ounces they have a pointed nose large

eyes large ears the deer mouse is most

commonly found outdoors its body is 2 to

3 inches long with the tail being of

equal length both the eyes and ears are

large and its underside is white and the

backside is grayish brown their coloring

and agility resembles a deer this is

where they get their name deer mouse the

house Mouse body is usually about 2 to 3

inches in length their tail is about 3

to 4 inches long they have a pointed

nose and they have large eyes and large

ears the second step to the process is

inspection we want to confirm rodent

activity in or around the home the

easiest way to do this is by hearing

noises up in the attic

also some other things we want to look

for or feces or droppings Norway rat

droppings are about three quarters of an

inch long and are blunt on each end roof

rats droppings are about

half an inch in length and pointed on

each end and the house mouse and deer

mouse droppings are about a quarter inch

in length and pointed on both ends we

can also look for rub marks or smear

marks along baseboards rodents bodies

are very oily and oftentimes leave this

oily film behind on the surface gnaw

marks they love to chew on the edge of

wood maybe around a doorframe they leave

hair behind when they go around corners

and they put off a very foul odor smells

like urine moving on to the outside look

for holes that are around the perimeter

of the house also take your flowerbeds

where vegetation has been compressed

down to the soil this is a sign where

rodents are running back and forth the

third step to the process is control we

want to make the environment around the

home or structure less conducive to

rodent activity the first thing we can

do is pick up pet food and water that

might be left out over night clean dirty

dishes that are left on the countertop

or in the sink take your trash out

frequently and place it in a metal

container look around the plumbing in

the bathroom and kitchen do you have

large spaces or voids around that

plumbing these are places where rodents

can dinner outside take a look where

plumbing actually penetrates the wall do

you have large spaces there if you have

any small areas always use a caulk for

large voids use stuff it it's a copper

mesh product that you just stuffed right

up into the hole it's very simple to use

and a great tool because rodents have a

difficult time chewing through it now

that we've cleaned up our home and

property we're ready to bait the

exterior we're going to use a product

called eradication they block with the

aegis RP tamper-proof station the

eradication bait block has ridges on it

this allows rodents to feed on it very

easily it also has a hole drilled

through the center which you can

actually stick on top of the rods that

are provided inside the tamper proof

bait station

the bait station is a tamper-proof

station and does require a key that is

provided to gain access to the inside

you'll want to place these stations

every 15 to 50 feet apart depending on

whether you're dealing with mice or rats

you'll want to make sure you frequent

the stations at least once a day check

and see if there's bait if not you'll

want to replenish you'll want to

continue to do so until the activity

stops now that the exterior is completed

let's move on to the inside I recommend

either a glue trap snap trap or a live

trap we offer lethal and non-lethal and

humane traps the choice is yours once

the road it is caught you can dispose of

it very easily snap traps made of a

durable plastic user-friendly easy to

set you want to bait the trap place it

up against the wall where the trap

actually swings towards the wall you'll

want to place it in areas where you know

that there's activity these traps can be

used in the living area or up in the

attic glue traps

there's mouse traps and there's rat

traps the first thing you want to do is

peel the paper off the board to expose

the glue fold the board up to make a box

place the Box up against the wall where

you know that there's actual rodent

activity the boards can be used in the

living areas or up in the attic live

traps if you're interested in a humane

way of taking care of a mice problem

then you'll want to use either the

repeater or the catch-all both of these

units are designed to be placed up

against the wall where you know that you

have rodent activity what's really nice

is that it catches multiple mice and

it's a catch and release the fourth and

final step of the process is prevention

clean up the property eliminate any

unnecessary food or water empty trash

cans those tree limbs that touch the

roof of the house trim them back clean

up your flowerbeds bird feeders

eventually the birdseed is going to fall

to the ground which

a food source for rats and mice doing

all of these things will help prevent

future infestations of rats and mice so

let's recap the solutions four-step

process in eliminating rats and mice one

identification to inspection three

control for prevention if you follow

that four-step process solutions

guarantees you 100% that you will

eliminate your rat and mouse problem for

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