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3 Types of Rodent Control Products (and When To Hire a Professional)

Looking for some help with rodent control products? Then check out some of these examples and learn when it might be time to call a professional.

Did you know that nearly 14.8 million American households reported seeing rodents in their home during the last 12 months?

Occasional rodent sightings can quickly escalate to a full-blown infestation and a serious health hazard. Good prevention, treatment, and rodent control are crucial if you want to stop that from happening.

With so many rodent control products on the market, it can be difficult knowing where to begin. Fortunately, we’ve put together this rundown to explain which pest and rodent control products could work for you – and when it’s time to call in the pros.

Read on for everything you need to know.

1. Traps

Traps are the most popular product for domestic rodent control. With a trap, you get indisputable evidence of extermination. Let’s take a look at some of the most common traps available today:

Snap Trap

Snap traps use a spring-loaded bar and bait to kill rodents on contact. Some modern snap traps have plastic housing to keep children and pets safe.

Electric Trap

An electric trap uses a one-way entry system to trap and then kill rodents with an electric shock. Models are available for both mice and rats. 

Live-Animal Trap

Live animal traps catch rodents but do not exterminate them. Your state may have laws about releasing rodents into the wild, so be sure to do your homework if you plan to catch and release them.

Glue Trap

Glue traps use an adhesive plate to trap rodents. However, they are not recommended as they can also trap birds, lizards, and even pets. Moreover, glue traps cause unnecessary suffering. Choose a humane solution instead.

2. Rodenticides

Rodenticides are toxic substances used to poison and exterminate vermin. 

Rodenticide baits are not just deadly to rodents. They can also poison and kill any animal that consumes them. As a result, non-target animals that eat rodenticide bait are at significant risk of death.

Poisoned rodents do not die instantly. Instead, they will find a quiet place to die, which will often be somewhere hard to reach.

If you must use rodenticide, follow the manufacturer’s instructions strictly, and keep pets and children away from bait stations. With the rodents exterminated, remove bait stations immediately.

3. Professional Pest Control Services

While DIY rodent control can help with daily care and occasional sightings, professional pest and rodent control services can guarantee lasting rodent control solutions.

When you hire a pro, you know you’re getting someone whos at the top of their game. They’ll be equipped with the skills, knowledge, and rodent control products to deal with your rodent problem safely and efficiently.

This pest control service has you covered when it comes to pest control and rodent control.

Rodent Control Products Explained

Rodent control products are important if you want to stay on top of developing pest problems.

By using these products and knowing when to call in the pros, you can prevent the property damage and health hazards that come with a rodent infestation. 

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