Do you suspect you have a rodent, or small invasion of rodents, in your home? It might be a noise in the night or a hole in a pantry box that might not have been there before. However, the only way you will feel like you know for sure is to actually see the rodent.
Luckily, rodents tend to forge paths and stick to them. In areas with freestanding insulation, like an attic, you may see pathways form quickly as the rodents use the same paths every time they move. However, other areas that are commonly trafficked include:
- The lips underneath cabinets
- Cluttered garages
- The base of appliances like refrigerator
- Furniture voids
- Along crawlspaces
Your standard house rodent will very rarely run across an open space. Instead, they will stick to the walls or areas that otherwise have a lot of places they can hide as they look for or travel to the food.
In these areas, you will not only want to look for the rodent itself, but its droppings as well. This can help you tell if you do indeed have rodent activity in the home.
Once the rodent or its pathways are found, many think to put traps immediately in the path. Best way to catch a rodent, right? Well, not exactly. Traps immediately in the middle of the path will usually be avoided. Putting them to the side of the path is more enticing, but as rodents enter a heightened state of alertness when feeding, snap traps typically end up failing anyway.
If you do have rodents in your home, ideally you want them removed as quickly as possible to prevent damage and diseases. In this case, you will want to leave the removal to a trained professional that will see rodents in your home evicted swiftly. Contact us today to see what Pest Solutions Termite & Pest Control can do to help.
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