No hole is too small.
Both rats and mice are adept at using every open hole to get into the house. Rats can easily crawl into damaged sewer pipes or drains in basements and apartments – plastic drainage systems or anti-leakage systems are by no means insurmountable obstacles. Also, cracks in the walls or holes in the roof structure are often used by these extremely clever animals to get to the saving heat. Mice need even less space to get into a house. Even tiny holes of 6-7 mm in diameter are enough to squeeze their way in. Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of rats and mice usually has nothing to do with poor hygiene. Rather, these rodents are attracted to the warmth of our homes and supplies.
This will help against mice in the house
Mice can be found all over the house. Their ability to reproduce quickly makes them a real disaster, as their activities can cause a lot of harm. Mice adapt to human rhythms and are active while people are resting. Even if you have never seen rodents, as soon as you suspect their presence, you should take action as soon as possible.
If you notice signs of mice, you should immediately cut off the path to potential food sources and inspect your home for possible rodent access. Pay particular attention to basements, attics, laundry rooms, garages or storage rooms. With traps, you can get a small infestation of mice under control without the use of chemicals. Even with a small number of rodents, you should not ignore the possible health risks. Mice carry dangerous viruses that can affect people and animals.
For serious cases of mice infestation in dry, enclosed areas, baits in the form of grains are especially helpful. In wet areas, such as basements, garages and laundry rooms, special baits should be used. Always place rodent poison in trap houses. This will keep children and pets from getting to it.
Constant rat control often means that people need to change their behavior. In particular, improper food storage and disposal is a gold mine for rats. You can greatly reduce the risk of a rat infestation by resorting to some fairly simple measures. Why is quick reaction especially important at the first signs of a rat infestation? It’s quite simple – rats multiply rapidly, and just a few individuals become a real disaster in a short period of time, which can lead to serious damage to humans in general, as well as to your health.
Rats can be controlled with the Protect Home Rat Portion trap or the Protect Home Rats Cereal Bait. Filled traps with bait should be placed close to the nest, on paths that rats walk on and checked regularly. If Protect Home Rats bait is attached to the house trap with a metal rod, this will prevent the animals from carrying it away. It will also give you a better idea of the amount of bait eaten. Check every two days to see if a new bait is needed. Once rat control is complete and the new bait is intact, the trap can be removed.
How to detect a rat infestation
- Small piles of droppings (3-8 mm) in mouse trails
- Signs of chewing on furniture, cables, etc.
- Nocturnal noises (e.g. quiet scratching)
- Strong odor caused mostly by mouse urine usually indicates the presence of a
- larger population
What can you do to avoid a rat infestation?
- Don’t throw food scraps in the toilet. Don’t throw out different foods thoughtlessly
- Feeding lines and holes in walls, such as cable holes, must be carefully sealed
- Make sure your trash cans are covered
- Make sure your compost pit is sealed properly.
- Clean out basements, barns, and yards to reduce the possibility of nesting.