Rodents that have infested your home can be quite a significant problem. Not only are they annoying pests that can be quite destructive by chewing on furniture and other personal belongings but they can also spread diseases. It is no wonder that rodent extermination is such a huge industry. However, keeping rodents out of your home can certainly be done by yourself. Here are some easy do it yourself tips to quickly get this done with no muss and no fuss.
One of the best methods for getting rid of mice or rats is to use the snap-style traps that can be found at virtually any store, be it hardware store or even a dollar store. Read the directions on the package to set up the trap and use the correct bait to make sure the rodent is attracted. The best bait to use is peanut butter. While cheese has become synonymous with mice, it is actually very easily stolen away from the trap without the trap ever going off. Peanut butter, on the other hand, is very sticky and cannot be easily stolen without the trap going off. Therefore, it almost a sure thing that this will end in the demise of the rodent.
After the rodent or rodents have been exterminated, you will next need to get rid of them in an easy and hygienic manner. The best way to do this is to wear rubber gloves while handling the dead bodies. Pick the carcasses up and place them in double-bagged thick plastic bags. This will ensure no tearing happens and fecal matter, guts, or other such bodily waste drops onto the floor and potentially spreads disease. Place the bags directly into the trash can. Make sure this is outside so the decomposing body does not attract other animals or pests. Even though gloves were worn, you should still wash your hands with warm soapy water to ensure the removal of any germs which may have been touched during the handling of the dead rodent body.
If you do not want to kill the rodents, there are always live traps which can be used as a form of rodent control burbank ca. You will basically bait the trap the same way as you would the kill-trap. The only difference is that the live-trap is more or less a cage which can then be placed in an area where the rident can be released without the need to kill it.
Place the live-trap anywhere where there may be the droppings of rodents. Once you find the trapped rodent in the cage, take the cage to the pre-determined area and release the rodent ALways make sure to clean the trap and wash your hands after releasing the rodent. The trap needs to be cleaned because rodents will smell the rodent on the trap and will not go anywhere near it the next time it is used. These are easy control methods.