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After I started focusing on planting a garden, I realized that there were some real problems with the plants that I had chosen. In addition to not doing very well in the plot of land that I had available for farming, I also realized that the area wasn't very attractive, which is why I started focusing on making some improvements. It was really incredible to see the difference that a few changes made. This website is all about keeping your garden alive and well, and knowing which plants can help or hurt your outdoors space. Check out this blog for great information that can help.


Keeping Your Garden Alive And Well

How To Deal With A Rodent Infestation

Soham Diaz

Have you recently discovered that your home is full of rats or mice? Do you even have a cat, but that doesn't seem to have phased your rodent invaders? An infestation of rats or mice can happen to just about anyone, regardless of where you live. Although they're more attracted to dirty or messy homes, your house does not have to be a pigsty for them to have moved in. Now that you know that they're there, you can take steps to get them out of your home. Some of the best things that you can do include:

Throw out or repackage your dry goods: If something is tasty for you, it's tasty to a mouse. Your efforts at rodent control start with removing as much of their food source as possible. Throw away any containers that show signs of having been nibbled on. Rats and mice can carry serious diseases and you don't want to be eating contaminated food. If you have anything left, or if you go out and buy more food afterward, repackage it in a glass or metal container whenever possible. Old condiment jars that have been thoroughly washed out can work well for this. A very thick plastic container with a screw-on lid may also work. But be aware that rodents can chew through most plastics, so you should always inspect the container for holes before you use the contents. 

Be careful of traps: In general, there are two types of traps for mice: live traps and traps that are intended to kill the mouse. While live traps might seem like a more humane option for rodent control, a mouse that is trapped and released may be able to find its way back to your home. You'd have to drive many miles in order to ensure that the mouse won't know which way to go. And, if you're in an urban or suburban area, you're just transferring your rodent problem to someone else.

Call an exterminator: Even if you have no qualms about killing mice, you may be too squeamish to do it yourself. Considering all of the diseases that they may be carrying, this is understandable. An exterminator is going to be a much easier choice for rodent control. However, you should look for an exterminator that doesn't use poison for this purpose. A rat or mouse that eats poison may crawl off and die in his or her nest within your walls, leaving behind both pathogens and a smell that may take months to go away. It's much better if your exterminator uses professional-quality rodent traps to dispose of your vermin.