If you’ve had rodents in your home before, you know how easy it can be for them to break in. Not only that but getting them to leave is nearly impossible without the right tools and knowledge. Since rodents can get everything they need from your home, they won’t leave on their own accord. Three main kinds of rodents will try to make their way into your home, and each has a unique way you should go about trapping them.
Before you can attempt to catch a rodent, you need to identify which kind it may be. The most common rodents you’ll see in your home are rats, squirrels, and mice.
- Rats– Since rats are very aware of their surroundings, it can be harder to trap them even with rat-sized traps. The key is to place the traps in high-traffic areas to increase the chances of a successful trap. While some stores may promote the use of poison, it is never a good idea to use it if you are untrained or have pets or small children in the house.
- Squirrels- Trapping squirrels on your own is not a good idea since laws surround the capture and removal of squirrels depending on where you are. There are a wide variety of humane traps used by professionals to capture squirrels and release them into a more suitable environment.
- Mice: Normally, a traditional mousetrap will get the job done easily unless your mouse infestation is large. If the mousetraps work, remember you should still hire a professional to dispose of the carcasses properly.
What We Do
At Critter Control® Ft. Lauderdale, we understand just how important the health and safety of your family and home are, which is why we make it easy to get a professional in and take the rodents out. With over three decades of experience, our technicians have all the correct tools and knowledge to remove the rodents from your home as quickly and safely as possible. To learn more about our services, or to schedule your free consultation, call us today at 954-467-6067.