The houses are a pleasant and comfortable place for these rodents since all the materials are close to the nest and the food is easy to find in these areas with their well-developed sense of smell. But how to detect rodents in your home?
Mice and rats hide in the dark recesses of a house like an attic, but they can also leave traces behind your refrigerator, under your furniture, beds, sofas, radiators or curtains going to the ground. Or even behind an appliance placed on your worktop.
Seeing these rodents is very rare because they move at night, but if you see feces in the places mentioned above, there is a good chance that your home is infested with mice or rats. Other clues can put the flea in the ear when at this unwanted presence:
- As soon as night falls, the noises of scratching in the walls or ceilings due to their movements.
- Traces of teeth in various materials found in your home.
- Be careful; they also gnaw at the electric cables which can cause fires.
- Traces of fat left on the wall, floor or furniture during their ride on the same path.
- Urines that have a very strong unpleasant odor close to ammonia for the rat.
- Traces of fingerprints are also another irrefutable clue to an infestation of mice or rats.
Call a professional of the rat control quickly if you are in one of these cases to stop this invasion as soon as possible and to avoid any transmission of disease to the man but also to the domestic animals. Similarly, if you see a mouse or a rat during the day, immediately contact a de-rider because this usually equates to a lack of food following a large colony.
1) Concerning foodstuffs of all kinds:
- Do not leave traces of food left and put open packets in airtight boxes.
- Ditto for the food of your pets or the remains of seeds given to birds in winter.
- Throw the garbage in a garbage can with a lid and not just a garbage bag left on the floor.
- Watch out for the compost pile that can attract mice and rats when food waste is deposited there.
- 2) The insulation of your home is essential to prevent these rodents from entering. Fill all small holes more than 5mm on pipes, cables or external pipes. A pencil hole is enough for a mouse to sneak in.
- Install door sills at exterior doors.
- Repair your roof and metal mesh at the holes.
- Wire mesh should also protect ventilation openings and damaged hollow bricks.
- Bring your sewer and drain lines of metal grids and check their condition. A rat can enter through a sewer pipe or a damaged pipe and enter your home by the toilet: always leave the seat closed.
3) Eliminate all vegetation near the walls of your house as it is an ideal place to create a shelter or nest and shrubs, branches or climbing plants are perfect for climbing on the roof. Mow your lawn shortest.
4) Maintain your home by regularly cleaning and under your fridge, under your fridge, under your stove to small crumbs attracting mice and rats. Avoid disorder in your attic or basement to minimize possible nesting.