Infested With A Mouse or Rat? Here’s What You Do

No one likes when their house is infest by creatures that destroy, eat and carry in diseases that could harm you and everyone in your home. It seems the purpose of rats and mice is to spread diseases considering they can pass on over 35 different diseases. But what can you do about it? Is there anything you can do? There is, and he is how!


When rat populations spiked in Washington, D.C; Houston, Texas and New York City, The New Republic magazine issued a statement in 2017 that the United States was about to see a “Ratpocalypse.” And it is hard to argue against that considering the nature of rats and mice.

For example, rats are known for breeding fast. Let us put this into for perspective. Take two rats and place them in an environment that is perfect for then, something they thrive off of. In three years, you could see 483 million rats pour from their union.

It is, in part, thanks to the urban environments. You see, places in the United States like Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C. are full of buildings. How does that help rats? By giving them places to hide and, in turn, breed, especially among the trash. In fact, those three cities have been deemed the “rattiest” for the number of rats infesting their streets.

Rodent Removal

Rodent removal is quite simple: kill, catch or catch and kill. These are destructive animals and the sooner you remove them from your house, the sooner your life improves. You can perform your own rodent removal services, but if you have an infestation, a few traps will not cut it unless you employ pest control.

Items like mousetraps are great for getting 1 or 2, but more than that and you need professional help.

Keep your house spotless. A single scrap of food is like a vulture on a dying animal. And once they find one scrap of food, they stick around hoping they will get more. Hopefully by then, you will have traps ready and waiting.

There are several kinds of traps to consider: poison traps, snap traps and live traps. Poison traps do not catch the animal. Instead, a pellet left inside an enclosed case is made of solid poison. The rat or mouse walks in, thinks it is food, takes it and walks away. When it eats the pellet, it will die of poison.

Snap traps are straightforward. Set the trap with bait on the trigger, the mouse finds it and releases the trigger. The trap snaps down on the mouse.

As for live traps, these are not entirely recommended. Not if you want them gone for good. For animal lovers, yes, but a mouse and rat can make a b-line straight back to your house if they are not released far enough away.

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