Rodents are a menace, tearing apart everything that they can get their tiny teeth on. Not only can they destroy your property, but they can also cause health problems and attract snakes. Dealing with them can prove to be quite a handful. Even more so if you want to get rid of them without harming them. But worry not, for we have the perfect solution to help you get rid of rodents without having to harm them.
With the help of the following three strategies, you’ll be able to devise a plan of action according to your present situation.
As with everything else, prevention is the key. Taking preventive measures is better than having to deal with the repercussions later on. Likewise, to prevent rodents from appearing it is best to know what attracts them.
Rodents are attracted to food, water sources, and shelter for them. Take away all of these and they won’t have a reason to haunt your home. Get rid of standing water, and don’t leave food or food waste lying around. Seal any crevices that could become potential shelters for them.
You can use a rodent-repellent spray that makes use of natural rodent repellents like Eucalyptus or Peppermint oil to discourage the rodents from approaching your property. These have a strong scent that rodents dislike. Apart from this, you can make use of an ultrasonic emitter that emits a high-frequency sound wave that irritates rodents.
Some pets can also deter rodents from approaching your property. Especially a certain pet animal whose name starts with the letter “C.”
The previous measures were mostly for keeping rodents away from your property. But what if your property already has a rodent problem? That is where traps come in. Not the kind of traps like glue pads or poison that harm or outright kill rodents. Instead, you need traps that just imprison them so that you can let them out at a suitable location.
Live traps make use of suitable bait to attract rodents and then capture them alive. Traditional live traps are usually made of wood with some metal parts. They employ a hanging bait hook that is connected to the trap door.
The bait is set on the hook, and the trap is placed at a suitable location. Attracted by the food the rodent pulls on it. This triggers the trap mechanism and shuts the door, trapping the rodent inside.
As shown in cartoons, cheese is not the only thing they are attracted to. You can pretty much use any type of food to bait the rodents. Once the rodent is caged, you can release it someplace far away from your home.
If you don’t feel like getting your hands dirty by dealing with rodents, you can always enlist the help of a pest control expert. If you tell them how you want the rodent to be dealt with, they will do the necessary and rid your property of the rodent problem.