How to Get Rid of Rodents in Your Riverside Area Home

Many rodent species are found in Riverside, including deer mice, roof rats, and Norway rats. Rodents are frequent household pests, often invading our homes in search of food and shelter. They can cause damage to wiring, insulation, and more, and they can also spread hantavirus and other diseases. If you’ve discovered a rodent infestation under your roof and you want to get rid of them, follow these tips:

  • Set traps in areas where rodents are active. Many types of traps exist, including snap traps, glue traps, electric traps, and live traps. Despite what cartoons may have taught you, cheese is not a very good bait for your traps; rodents prefer protein-rich food such as nuts and dried meat, with peanut butter proving one of the most effective baits for both rats and mice. Make sure you buy the right types of traps for your rodents – mouse traps are too small for rats, while mice may be too small to trigger rat traps.

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  • Place bait stations directly outside of your home. This will allow you to get rid of rodents marauding around the perimeter of your home. The bait within is alluring to mice and rats, and it contains a poison that will kill them shortly after eating it. Bait stations are specially designed to be easily accessible to rodents while keeping kids and pets from accidentally ingesting the poison.
  • Contact a professional rodent control company in Riverside. At Go-Pher the Kill, our licensed rodent exterminators are specially trained on how to safely, quickly, and thoroughly remove rodent infestations from local homes and businesses. With the help of our pros, you’ll be able to restore your home to a rodent-free environment in no time.