The most common question from a potential pest control customer is how to get rid of rats. The answer is yes, an exterminator can do it. There are many ways to take preventive measures so as not to get infected with rats. Keeping homes and businesses tidy and clean is crucial.
Do not leave food residues on open floors, counters, stoves, and trash cans. Winter has arrived and rats and mice seek shelter to avoid the cold. Rodents need water, so watch for leaks or standing water inside or outside the residence. It's a fact that rats can access it through holes the size of a dime.
The most efficient methods of exterminating mice are those administered by professionals trained in pest control. Contact your local expert to arrange an inspection and consultation. Catching is the safest and most effective method of controlling rats in and around homes, garages, and other structures. Because traps can be used over and over again, catching is less expensive than poison baits, but requires more labor.
Traps can be placed and left indefinitely in areas such as attics, where rats have been a problem in the past. The simple rat-sized wooden rat trap is the most economical option, but some people prefer the new one-kill plastic rat traps, because they are easier to set up and clean. Spring-loaded traps with large plastic pedals are especially effective, but finding the best locations to place the traps is often more important than what type of trap is used. Young rats usually can't get trapped until they are about a month old, which is when they leave the nest to go out and look for food.
While the most permanent form of control is to limit food, water, shelter and access to buildings, direct control of the population is often necessary. Exclusion work is an important part of any mouse control program, both as a method of controlling existing infestations and as a preventive measure to prevent a problem from reoccurring in the future. Accurate Termite and Pest Control has licensed and experienced professionals who can create a customized mouse extermination program for your home. Because you're unlikely to have your precise termite and pest control technician late at night, be sure to share with your technician any sounds you suspect may be caused by mice, as they can be very useful in determining where mice can nest in your home.