There can be nothing more unsettling and frustrating than a rodent infestation in your home. This is specially true when you work from home. You don’t want to have a client visit and see your tiny visitors. They can be creepy, appear at the least opportune times in your house and can even spread diseases like the plague and salmonellosis. Once you realize you have a rodent infestation, your number one priority should be getting rid of it.
However, while you may want to get rid of mice, rats and other rodents from your home, you may want to do it in a way that has no impact on the environment. Thankfully, there are green strategies for evicting rodents from you house. Below are four tips to try out.
Seal Holes in Your House
Rodents don’t appear in a house through magic. They need an entrance way to gain a foothold. Typically, these are holes, gaps and cracks they can squeeze through. Inspect your home for potential rodent entryways and plug them up. Places especially vulnerable to rodents include holes and gaps on or near crawl spaces, vent fans, the foundation, the roof, wiring, pipes, doors and windows.
Like many creatures, certain natural substance can be used as a deterrent for rodents. Unlike harmful chemicals, these are natural substances that have no negative effect on the environment. Some of these items can even be found in your home. This includes cayenne pepper, hot sauce, peppermint, cloves, garlic and apple cider vinegar. Chop these items up or add them to sprays to use around the outside of your house and near likely rodent entryways.
Despite your best efforts, eliminating the rodent infestation on your own may simply be too much to handle. At this point, you should consider bringing in professionals to do the job. However, not every exterminator uses chemicals that are harmful to the environment as well as other living organisms. What you should seek out is an ecological pest management service that eliminates pests through eco-friendly means. This also means it is safer for your pets and children, which can become a concern to some.
There’s nothing more natural than the concept of predator and prey in the wild. If you want another green option for getting rid of a rodent infestation, consider visiting the local animal shelter to get a cat. While the idea may make you a bit squeamish, cats can be very effective at quickly terminating a rodent infestation in a house or any building for that matter.
A house infested by mice, rats or other rodents can be very unpleasant to live in. It can even be dangerous for your family’s health. Thankfully, you don’t have to use harmful chemicals to remove rodents and other pests. There are eco-friendly solutions such as those listed above.