After finding a few boxes of food with areas that look as though they have been chewed, you may have found small pellets of rodent feces in your drawers or cabinets. You may have even seen a mouse or rat running across your kitchen floor as soon as you turned on the lights.
Because you do not want these disease-ridden vermin getting into your food and chewing up your possessions, you may be looking for store-bought traps and chemicals that you can use to get rid of them. However, there are a couple of reasons why it is difficult to get rid of a rodent infestation by yourself and without the help of a professional service.
1. Rodents Are Very Prolific and Are Able to Find Nesting Spots That Are Difficult to Find Without Knowing Where to Look
One reason why it is hard to get rid of the rodents in your house by yourself is that mice and rats are very prolific. They breed rapidly and can have a litter of offspring, or kits, one after the other.
To make nests for their kits, they tend to choose nesting spots that are well-hidden and difficult to find without knowing where to look. A pest control professional has the experience and training needed to find the rodents' hiding spots so that they can eliminate them at the source.
2. Rodents Are Remarkably Intelligent and Able to Detect and Steer Clear of Many Store-bought Chemicals, Baits, and Traps
Another reason why you should have a professional deal with your rodent problem instead of trying to use store-bought methods is that rodents are remarkably intelligent. They have learned to detect the odors of some chemical poisons and baits as well as to avoid certain types of traps.
Even if you are able to kill a few of the vermin, you will most likely not get rid of them all without help. A professional has access to professional-grade chemicals and traps and knows where and how to use them effectively.
If you see one or two rodents in your house, chances are that there are many more of the prolific pests that are hiding within your home. Even if you use several different types of store-bought baits, poisons, and traps, you will not be able to get rid of them all without professional help. Once you spot mice or rats in your house, contact a residential rodent control service in your area so that they can fully inspect your house to find their entry points and hiding places so that they can use professional-grade methods to get rid of your unwanted furry pests once and for all.