October 31, 2019 5 min read
No matter where you live, or how well you take care of your living space, nature will find a way to get inside your home. This can happen in many ways. Viruses, bacteria, and pollen are just some things that enter your home.
There are also many unwelcome guests — like bugs, rodents, and other creatures that will enter your home. They crawl through any little nook and cranny that is available for them to squeeze through. These unwanted visits have less to do with the hygiene of your home, and more to do with the animal’s instinct to nest in a safe, warm place.
As any wise home or business owner with a dwelling to take care of, you take every precaution to avoid these furry friends from entering your property. However, animals such as these will find a way inside either way. This is due to a number of conditions:
Just like humans, all animals (rodents included) look for a place to be safe and even nest for good. When weather conditions are bad, it is natural for any living thing to find shelter. Attics, basements, floor boards, and other hiding places are perfect for rats and mice to hide. Remember that their bodies are flexible enough to squeeze through very small spaces.
Food and Water:
Wherever there is a food source, there will be a creature searching for it. This is why kitchens, cafeterias, restaurants and family homes (no matter how clean they are) will attract rats and mice.
Lack of a prevention plan:
It is recommended, especially in older buildings, that all food sources are sealed tightly after each use, and that all table and kitchen surfaces are wiped clean prior to leaving the building for the rest of the day. Once the lights are out, and the humans are out of site, rodents start their search for food and shelter. Prevention is often the first step to keep this from happening
Insulation, wires, straw, cardboard, paper, and other materials help rodents survive because they can use any of those things to build bigger nests, sharpen their teeth, and much more. Out of all of these materials, wires seem to be the most attractive to rats and mice.
Let’s review the most common "rat wire" issues some homeowners face every day:
We have now determined that rats chew wires — along with almost everything else. The thing that sets wires aside from other materials is that wires are all over households, especially in places where rats and mice like to hide. These places include basements, attics, floor boards, and even the inside of your walls. These are the places where electrical wiring is typically hidden.
Wiring damage caused by rats and mice cost homeowners thousands of dollars. Here are some of the reasons why:
These are tell-tale signs that rats or mice have invaded your space or have been gnawing your wires:
Now that you are better informed about the behavior of rats and mice, let’s talk about your next steps. There is a humane way to extinguish your rodent problem. Whether it is mice, rats, chipmunks, or squirrels, there is a way you can track them, lure them, and eliminate them without resorting to animal cruelty. Check out the Goodnature A24 Rat & Mouse Control Kit as a safe alternative to traditional traps.
These are traps that are weatherproof and use no electric shocks or toxins. They reset themselves so that you do not have to worry about it. They are good for inside and outside pests, and they use a CO2-powered shot as the key method. Safe trapping methods and a preventative program for your home or business is key to deterring rodents from visiting you in the first place.
Do you have a rodent problem? Contact us at email@example.com with any questions or concerns about the Goodnature A24 trap.
Every year, rats and mice enter 20 million U.S. homes uninvited. They reproduce rapidly, and can cost thousands of dollars in damages and extermination costs. They can ruin equipment, spoil food and start fires by chewing on wires.
We’ve trapped millions (seriously, millions) of rats and mice and the knowledge of what it takes to achieve success is highlighted in this guide.
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