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The Best Thing To Do About Rodents In Your Raleigh, NC Home

Do you know how difficult it is to get rodents out of your home? If you're currently battling mice or rats, you do. If you aren't, there are a few things you should know. Here's why it is hard to get mice and rats out of your Raleigh home, and the best thing you can do to get control of them.

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Why Rats Are Hard To Keep Out

  • Rats are suspicious about anything new that is put into their environment. If you attempt to solve a rat problem by trapping rats, you could be up against a big challenge. They will avoid traps that are put in places they've already explored.
  • Rats won't eat from traps that have the scent of humans on them. You need to wear gloves when setting traps.
  • Rats don't run around in the open. They stay near walls and run along baseboards with one side touching. Traps placed in the wrong locations are rarely effective.
  • Rats reproduce quickly and are able to replace any you've managed to capture.
  • If you manage to get rid of the rats in your Greensboro home, new rats can take their place. A rat can chew through wood, and a determined rat can chew through brick and concrete. If a rat makes a hole the size of a quarter, it can get into your home.
  • Rats are very smart. There are few pest management professionals who don't have a rat story. A single rat can cause a business to shut down for weeks because it is too clever to be captured.

How Do You Catch A Smart Rat?

It is best to have an educated and experienced professional handle your rat problem. Professionals share their experiences with each other and test rat control methods in the field until they are as foolproof as possible. They know secrets, such as how to deplete food resources and increase the potential for rats to take bait, or how to get rats comfortable with traps that have been placed in their environment.

Why Mice Are Hard To Keep Out

  • While mice are more curious when they come upon a trap, they have ways of avoiding the death swing of a latch trap. Mice cautiously feed, one tiny nibble at a time. And, if the latch is sprung, they're fast enough to jump away in time.
  • Mice don't eat what you may think they eat. If you attempt to catch mice with cheese, you're probably going to be disappointed. Mice prefer seeds, rice, and nuts. It is far better to apply peanut butter to traps.
  • If you manage to get rid of the mice in your home, more can come in. Mice have the ability to chew through wood. Making a hole through weatherstripping or a door sweep is nothing for a mouse. On top of this, a mouse doesn't have to make a large hole. A mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime.
  • Mice reproduce quickly and can replenish their population.

How Do You Catch Elusive Mice?

As it is with rats, mice can be frustrating to catch. If you catch a mouse, you might think your problem is solved because mice are timid creatures that can live inside your home without making a noise. This can expose you to ongoing health issues and property damage. Don't take any chances that you've missed a mouse in your home. A pest professional knows how to do a detailed inspection and detect warning signs of continued mouse activity.

Rodent Control In Raleigh, NC

If you live in Raleigh, let the professionals here at Go-Forth Home Services assist you with your rodent issue. Our team has access to the latest technologies, and we draw upon strategies developed by industry experts. We can help you track those rodents down, remove them, and inspect your home to make sure that no rodents remain. 

If you have questions or you'd like to schedule our rodent control service, reach out to us right here on our webpage. We service the Raleigh area with industry-leading pest control you can count on for pests that threaten your health and property, like mice and rats.

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