Apart from the films where you’d notice cute little mickeys running around the house, in reality, only a few (if any) would feel comfortable living in a mice infested property. Being smart critters, mice can cause a home owner a series of issues when they infest a home or property. Rats are pests bringing about a plethora of health hazards. They’ll live comfortably off your food and under your shelter while also wrecking havoc everywhere they set their foot on in your home and even spread harmful diseases to humans. The wild rats can bite or even scratch when approached and will seek shelter anywhere possible like in your attic, kitchen, store and any damp area you can imagine. And worse still, they reproduce quickly as a female rat can give birth to six litters annually with up to 12 pups. Therefore, if left unattended to,an unwelcome visit can soon become an infestation within a little time.
To totally eradicate rats from your home, you can start by thinking like one. Like any other mammal, mice need food, water and shelter to survive and thrive. Removing one or all these three things can effectively help you get rid of rats in your home. Generally, there are several ways to get rid of rats which can be natural without the use of poison and artificial, with the use of poison.
The natural approach involves the use of peppermint oil and setting of traps. Using of peppermint oil is, however, not backed by any scientific evidence but according to several source it actually works. Simply dip a cotton wool inside a peppermint oil and place at strategic location throughout your home. Setting of traps can also be very trick as mice are very smart creatures who are always suspicious. So unless this is done in a cunning way, it might prove to be largely ineffective.
The most effective approach to get rid of mice by yourself would be to make use of poison. However, this method can be very deadly if not done with care. Overall, the best and safest way to eradicate mice from your home is to contact a professional pest control team for help as they possess the experience, knowledge and equipments to ensure a fast, safe and effective mice control.