If you've ever tried to sleep peacefully at night, you know how frustrating it is to almost drift off to sleep only to hear scratching sounds. As you almost get back to sleep, you wake up and to your surprise you find the one thing all people dread: Rodent droppings!
Rodents are one of the most difficult pests to get rid of simply because they are so fast and hard to catch. It's almost as if they're getting smarter by avoiding traps and other things that used to kill them in an instant.
In this article we're going to show you how to get rid of rodents and keep them away for good in the fastest possible way.
In the battlefield of your own home, you're best off to know your enemy. To many people's surprise, there is just few species of rodents like rats and mice combined. When it comes to mice, they will be smaller, much faster and harder to catch.
As for rats, these guys can be up to two or three times the size of a mouse. Mice tend to just nibble through strange things such as socks, clothes and maybe a little hole in the wall. They're faily innocent.
But a way you can tell if you're dealing with a rat is that they will do much more damage and will leave bigger droppings behind if you're unfortunate enough to find them.
Just don't worry, we're going to tell you how to get rid of them both. Below repellents are battle-tested and they're sure to work.
If you're at your wits end, there's probably only one solution left. Extermination can be the most effective way to get rid of any rodents you have, but the other side is that it can also be the most expensive.
If it's something you can afford and you're sure that you have a serious problem on your hands, it's probably the best option for you.
In some cases fumigation is recommended. It's also a last option. It's a way of poisoning and sufforcating rodents and any other pests you may have.
The only problem is that it can often take a few days for the house to be completely fumigated, meaning you will have to find somewhere else to stay. Which can be quite inconvenient.
The other factor is that you may also be breathing in left over fumes from fumigation which may not be too healthy.
See below how the process looks like:
As they say, "prevention is the best medicine". This also applies to getting rid of rodents. One of the biggest reasons why houses attract rodents is simply because of an unclean house.
Keeping a house clean, tidy and hygienic is one of the most obvious and effective ways to make sure you aren't inviting rodents into your house for a party, without knowing.
If you want to go the more eco-friendly way, you can also use rat and mice repellents as suggested above to make sure you can keep them away from you and away from harm at the same time.
But if it's driving you crazy, maybe it's just time to hand it over to the professionals!