Unwanted pesky critters and pests can put a damper on the joy you get from your home. These simple tips are both humane & effective. Before using live traps, you’ll want to find out how they’re getting in. Think about it this way – if you’re in a boat that’s filling with water, you’d want to find the source of the leak right?
So, the first step is to locate the intrusion points. Look for holes and gaps that are 1/2″ and larger. Be meticulous.
Heavily used entry points will usually show staining.
Entry points can be sealed using caulking, copper mesh, and 1/4″ hardware cloth. Avoid using foam – mice and rats can easily gnaw through it. If you find a breach that is 4″ or greater, there could be larger animals inside – like a raccoon or an opossum. You’ll need to take a different approach, especially during baby season. Give the Ace Wildlife Control team a call for advice.
In addition to removing the animals from your home, check your yard for attractants – what’s drawing them to your property? Rodents will be attracted by food and shelter resources – wood piles, bird feeders, compost bins, fruit trees, pet and livestock feed. Do your best to reduce these resources or the rodents access to them.
-Don’t use poison!-
Rodenticide is passed to other animals when poisoned mice and rats are consumed.
Rodents are the target but not the only victims – it’s a serious issue.