The last thing you want to find in your Central Florida home is a rodent. Rats and mice can cause a great deal of property damage and spread contamination throughout your home’s infrastructure if their infestation is not addressed quickly. Fortunately, there are rat/mouse removal solutions that are both eco-friendly and effective for you and your home.
Effective Rat/Mouse Removal Methods
Instead of using traps that kill rodents, live traps allow for a more humane catch-and-release method. Most home improvement stores sell live traps that you can bait and place yourself. It’s important to regularly check live traps so the creatures don’t starve. Once a rat or mouse is caught, release the rodent away from your property so they are not tempted to return.
Rodents rely on their strong sense of smell to search for food. Use this to your advantage by mixing water-based solutions containing strong-smelling ingredients that will deter rats and mice. Ammonia is an effective chemical to use because it’s commonly found in predators’ urine. If rats and mice smell ammonia, they’ll be scared off. Peppermint is another strong scent that overwhelms rodents’ senses and drives them away. Simply soak cotton balls in the solution and place them around problem areas, but be sure to change them out when the scent wears off.
Mixed spice solutions
A spicy rodent deterrent will drive rats and mice away once they ingest it. Mix hot sauce, black pepper, and garlic in vegetable oil and water, and spray it around areas of high rodent activity, such as your garage or attic. This easy solution is made of common household ingredients that will keep rats and mice at bay.
Calling a rat/mouse removal professional
While these DIY methods may provide short-term solutions, the only way to truly get rid of rodents in your home is by calling a wildlife removal professional. Licensed rodent control experts will have access to non-toxic and effective measures to permanently get rid of invasive pests.
Contact Your Local Rat and Mouse Removal Experts
If you have a rat or mouse problem in the Central Florida area, rely on the team at Animal Wildlife Trappers. Our rat/mouse removal professionals are trained and equipped to provide you with effective rodent removal services that are safe for the environment. To schedule an appointment and receive a free estimate, call Animal Wildlife Trappers today at 352-267-0546.