A rodent infestation in your home can cause serious damage to your belongings, create a fire hazard, and make your family sick. It may take a while to notice just a few rodents as they stay hidden well during the day and are very careful at night. Unfortunately, if you do see a rodent or two, there are normally many more in hiding and you have a full-blown infestation. Fortunately, rodent infestation control is not difficult. It may take time and some work, but nothing really difficult.
Remove Their Food
Rodents come into your home to eat. If there is no food for them to get to they will either starve or leave. This means you need to take special care in storing food. Use plastic containers that have air-tight lids. Put any paper bagged foods like flour and sugar in the containers as the paper is easy for the rodents to chew through. You should also store boxed foods in some type of air-tight container too. Make sure to clean all cooking, prep, and eating areas of any crumbs that may taunt the pests.
Remove Their Water
All living things need water to survive. It doesn't take a lot for some rodents to be adequately hydrated. Wipe up any spills. wipe down sinks, tubs, and showers after you use them. Make sure any damp clothing goes right into the water and then to the dryer so there is nothing for the rodents to drink. It is also important that you check for and repair leaks under the sinks, and anywhere you can see the pipes.
Hire an Exterminator
Once you have taken away their food and water hire an exterminator. They will come to your home and treat the area with a product to either kill or chase away the pests. It is common to require another treatment or two after the initial one to make sure no pests remain.
Once you are sure the rodents are gone, ask the rodent infestation control company to help you find where the pests were getting in and how to go about making sure they can't get in again. Take the time to completely deep clean everything so there is no trace there were rodents in your home. This way, it will not attract other rodents and you will be killing any bacteria the pests left behind that could make your family sick.
For more information, contact a company such as DFW BUG.