How to get rid of rodents in your attic

Any home or building no matter where (except Antarctica!) can become infested with rodents. The family Rodent includes the more familiar rats, mice, squirrels, gophers, and about 2000 more critters. These vermin are happy to move into your home and take over secluded spots like your attic where there is plenty of space for their whole family. Your attic offers safety from predators, and access to nearby food and water (probably your kitchen and bath). Because of their destructive nature, rodents must be dealt with quickly. Here are just a few problems caused by rodents living in your attic

• Rodents are destructive by nature- they must chew constantly because of their eternally growing teeth and they will chew anything including plastic, pipes, paper, drywall, wood, and concrete.
• Rodents are rapid breeders. They breed multiple times a year, and they can reproduce at an alarming rate.
• Rodents are dirty and disease ridden creatures that can spread there diseases to you and your family. Rodents can carry things like including Haunt virus, salmonella, and the plague.
• They are natural hosts not only to other infections, but can carry/spread parasites, and bugs like ringworm, mites, Ticks, and fleas that can then be spread through home and transmitted to your family and pets.

Here are some popular solutions to help rid you of your rodent problem.
• You can kill them with a variety of deadly poisons or chemicals you can purchase almost anywhere almost anywhere.

Be warned, Chemicals can be dangerous to far more than just the rodents. Poisoned rodents can also go off to die inside walls or tight spaces leaving you with rotting carcasses in your home. Residual poisoning is also possible from dead bodies that are accidentally found by other animals, or poison that somehow makes its way in to your home.

• Snap traps with a deadly spring bar are another solution. These usually work, but again, you have a bloody body to dispose of. Some rodents have been known to live long enough to drag the trap off and die in a hidden spot.
• Glue traps are also another choice. A glue trap works by trapping the animal in an industrial adhesive. The rodent is trapped to suffer, often waiting days to die from dehydration and exposure.
• Live traps are inexpensive, readily available, and easy to use. Using these will leave you a live rodent to deal with.
• Exclusion funnels are a simple and effective. You can by them or DIY. They install quickly, and they are reusable. A one-way funnel device allows the rodent to leave, but it cannot return thorough the funnel’s collapsed end.
• Electronic sonic devices that emit a high frequency sound say they cause the creature’s extreme discomfort and force it to leave.
• Contact a professional animal removal service and let them handle all the aspects of your rodent problem. They will find how they are getting in, catch them, dispose of any bodies or critters, and help you to safeguard against re-infestation.

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