Rodent infestation is considered as one of the main pest issue since it is not only acting as a health hazard, but also causes damages to household, agricultural fields and even transportation business. After all, a breeding pair of mice can easily produce 20 or many more babies in a very short period of time and once those babies start breeding it gets more horrible… well, you get the picture. Whether you’ve beaten a rodent infestation or have never had a mouse or rat problem, your priority is to make sure they never decide to invade your home. Even after blocking various entry sites and cleaning up the food spoils spread around, it might be possible that the problem is still not treated as not all entry points can be blocked. Repellents are the perfect method to show those annoying pests who’s boss. The use of rodenticides is a common approach to rodent control, however, most rodenticides are poisonous to man.
Unfortunately, there’s a lot of myths and wrong information out there about how repellents work, where to place them, and how to use them to fight infestations. We’re here to get things straight. This article deals with various methods to deal with rat infestations.
Due from the fact that any poison that would harm a mouse would also harm other animals, I prefer not to kill the little vermin for both humane and practical reasons. Killing mice won’t get rid of them for long (when animals are killed, more will move in to use available resources) and can actually cause a temporary spike in the food supply, causing remaining rodents to breed.
Mouse-traps are great if you have problem with only a singular or a small amount of rats. But there is a limit to them as they take up a lot of space and cleaning them is a huge mess.
A wide variety of sonic-ultrasonic, electromagnetic, mechanical-vibrational, and electrical barrier devices have been researched, developed, and marketed and sold over the past 30 years.
Scent repellents, like plug-ins, granules, or scent sachets are frequent types that focus their repelling power only on a rodent’s sense of smell. These repellents are kind of safe for kids and pets when used as directed and are formulated with poison-free, non-toxic materials like peppermint, cayenne pepper, pepper and cloves. These active-running pests are sensitive to the smell and, unlike humans, find the smell highly repulsive. As a result, they will most likely find another area to invade if you protect your home with this type of repellent. (However, if you really think about it, rats and mice live in all areas including sewers. If they can put up with the smell coming out from a stinky sewage system, then peppermint oil would be no problem hence it might also be possible that these scents might be ineffective.)
Ultrasonic repellents are also completely poison, chemical and hassle free and safe for the entire family, unless you own rabbits that live indoors or pet rodents. While humans cannot hear the noise they emit, mice and rats are perfectly equipped to hear the high frequency noise of these instruments. The noise is so strong and irritating to them that it is like a to the rats and absolutely nothing to us! Statistics have shown positive results in 70-80% cases. Ultrasonic repellents will work on small rodents, like mice and rats. Each kind of repellent requires a different placement in your home. Plug-in repellents just require an outlet in a medium to large-sized room to be effective. It is important to note that rabbits, as well as pet rodents, including guinea pigs, etc. are affected by the sound created. Ultrasonic repellents should be plugged into the lowest available outlet and should not be blocked by any furniture. Once you’ve identified an area with rodent activity, plug the unit into an outlet that is open to the rest of the room, not behind furniture or else the sound waves may be blocked. Note, hard surfaces reflect ultrasound, and soft surfaces absorb it. Place your repellent with that in mind and don’t leave an opening for pests to enter through. However, the noise will not penetrate walls, you can still use these products in your house as long as your pets are in a different room.
Act now to eliminate smelly, unsightly, unhealthy, disease-spreading , and very hazardous rat infestations that reduce the value of your property and ambience, create major health issues and require costly clean-up.