Humane rodent removal allows you to maintain a safe and comfortable living environment while ensuring that these small creatures are not harmed. Though rodents can cause damage to property and spread diseases, many homeowners will simply be hesitant to use lethal means of mitigation.

Appreciate Following A Proactive Approach To Stop Rodent Infestations 

Entering through small openings in your home's exterior is one of the ways that rodents will infest your house. Combating this requires any cracks or holes in the exterior to be found and corrected. These openings can be sealed using materials like steel wool or caulk to make it difficult for rodents to chew through them.

Rodents are attracted to homes with accessible food sources. To reduce the likelihood of an infestation, keep your kitchen clean by wiping down countertops regularly and promptly storing food in airtight containers or refrigerating it when possible. The presence of small crumbs can be enough to attract rodents to the area, which can allow them to quickly discover the other sources of food in your kitchen and pantry.

Attempt To Identify The Type Of Rodent

The two most common types of rodents found in residential areas are mice and rats. While they may appear similar, differences between these species can influence the methods used for their removal.

Mice tend to be smaller than rats with more delicate features such as a pointed snout, more prominent ears relative to their head size, and a long, thin tail. Conversely, rats are larger and have smaller ears relative to their head size while having a much thicker tail.

Hire A Professional That Uses Humane Traps

Live traps are an effective and humane way to catch rodents in your home without causing them physical harm. These traps typically work by luring the rodent into a small enclosure using bait like peanut butter or cheese. Once they are inside the trap, the door shuts behind them. Live traps must be checked daily so that caught rodents do not suffer prolonged stress or starvation.

Understand The Relocation Process For The Rodents

After you have trapped a rodent, it must be safely relocated away from your home to prevent re-infestation while ensuring its well-being. Wearing protective gloves when handling trapped rodents is vital because they carry diseases or become aggressive when frightened. Cover the trap with a cloth before moving it, as this can help keep the animal calm during transportation.

A professional pest control service will be able to transport the rodents far enough from your property to keep them from returning. Furthermore, they will follow all applicable regulations to avoid introducing rodents to areas where they do not belong.

To find out more, contact rodent removal services.