How Can I Control Mice, Rats, or other Rodents in my Home ?

Rodents, such as mice and rats, are common outdoors. To rodents, your home is a warm place with plenty of food and water. Rodents can enter your home through very small holes. Make sure any wire, pipe, window, crawl space door, etc. that goes through an external wall has a good tight seal to keep rodents outside. Filling holes with caulk, foam or other products will help. Filling large holes with steel wool or wire mesh will help deter rodents from finding their way inside. Be careful using rodent poisons near children or pets. Rodent traps are a better choice.

Any living organism that causes damage, economic loss, or transmits disease may be called a pest. Pests can be animals like mice and rats. It is important to keep your home pest free as some pests transmit disease and others can cause illness.

Pesticides are poisons that can help control pests. Pesticides can be helpful if used correctly. As pesticides are poisons, they can be harmful to your health if used incorrectly. Remember to keep children and pets away from pesticides. It is important to use only pesticides approved for indoor use inside your home and to read the label to know how much to use. Using more pesticide that what is recommended will not do a better job and can have a harmful result.  

Rodents, such as mice and rats, are common outdoors. To rodents, your home is a warm place with plenty of food and water. Rodents can enter your home through very small holes. Make sure any wire, pipe, window, crawl space door, etc. that goes through an external wall has a good tight seal to keep rodents outside. Filling holes with caulk, foam or other products will help. Filling large holes with steel wool or wire mesh will help deter rodents from finding their way inside. Be careful using rodent poisons near children or pets, it can be deadly if ingested by children or pets depending how much in ingested. Rodent traps are a better choice. They can be bought at most local Hardware stores or Farmer’s Co-Ops.