If you were a tiny rodent facing large predators, harsh weather, and scarcity of food, a home would look like paradise. It provides protection, shelter, and an endless supply of human food. The problem, of course, is that even if you are unaware of rodents in your home, they can still bring forth plenty of damage and danger. If you do discover that there are rodents in your house, it is crucial to remove them as soon as possible. Removal processes are contingent on the type of rodent in your home.
When examining the types of rodents, you find in your home; the most common ones are squirrels, mice, and rats. Often trying to seek shelter or nourishment, they have a tendency to inadvertently damage your home by nesting in your insulation and chewing on your wiring. Rodents also carry disease which poses a significant threat to yourself and your family.
When examining ways to remove unwanted invaders from your home, traps are incredibly effective. Traps, however, are not one size fits all, and you should know which traps to use for which rodents.
Snap Traps – One of the most popular traps, the snap trap consists of the classic spring-loaded metal bar that snaps down onto the neck for a quick and easy death. Snap traps come in both mouse and rat trap varieties.
Glue Traps – Mainly suited for mice and rats, a glue trap is simply a flat board with an adhesive covering it to stop anything landing on it in its tracks.
Live Cages – With an activation plate that locks an animal in after they enter, live cages are perfect for squirrels. Squirrels are protected and therefore cannot be killed without a license, so live cages provide a great alternative to the lethal options.
How We Can Help
Even if you decide to go with DIY traps, disposing of the carcasses can be dangerous due to the risk of infectious disease, and if you use a live trap, you don’t know how agitated the animal might be upon release. Leave it to the professionals at Critter Control® of Tallahassee to handle your rodent problems. Call us today at 850-888-0212 for a free consultation.