Pest Control Solutions: Bob's Rodent Control Tips

Rats and mice are common throughout Texas and most home owners will have to deal with rodents at one time or another. We can supply and install baits, traps and provide mechanical exclusion for rodent control. In addition, here are some tips in dealing with rodents:

Identify the signs of a rodent infestation

  • Droppings
  • Chewing marks / damaged food packages
  • Holes/burrows
  • Rub marks on walls
  • Sightings

Glue Boards

Place boards wherever droppings are located or by damaged product, no baiting needed, but can increase number caught. Boards may also be placed along side walls in active areas or placed inside tube or box to protect non target pets or children

Snap Traps

Snap traps should be placed perpendicular to wall forcing the rodent to cross over trap or run around trap. Multiple traps can be laid end to end with triggers facing in opposite directions. For mice peanut butter ok to bait trap or colored yarn. For rats bait should be firmly attached to trigger of trap, best bait is whatever the rats have been eating in your situation, colored yarn will also work. Add a little salt to increase attractiveness of bait.

Multiple Catch Traps

Most effective way to trap large number of mice. Traps are laid horizontally along wall where mice are active. Space traps no further than 25 feet apart along wall and on either side of every door. No bait is necessary but does increase attractiveness of trap to mice, remember to check traps regularly.

Rodenticides

No rodenticide forces the rodent to go outside to die! Rodenticides should always be placed out of reach of children and non target animals. All rodenticides are poisonous to people and pets. Rodenticides can be used to clean out large populations or as a maintenance program to kill occasional rodent problems. Baiting outside in tamper resistant bait boxes provide year round protection. Baits in the attic, in the garage and storage buildings work well but still need to be protected.