How to get rid of rodents that live in the walls of your home?
While your home may seem quiet and peaceful during the day, the inside of your walls and ceilings may come alive at night due to a rodent invasion. Rodents nest there by infiltrating through small holes in floors and walls and are especially noisy and unpleasant inhabitants at night.
Besides the inconveniences to your comfort, rodents can carry diseases and even weaken the structure of your home by building their nests inside your walls. In addition, once these pests have taken up residence with you, it can be extremely difficult to remove them.
Here are our best tips to find peace and quiet in your home.
How do you know if your walls are infested by rodents?
Most rodents are undetectable during the day. However, when night falls, many signs are clear and indicate the presence of pests in your home. Scratches, trampling or sharp little screams in the walls are credible signs of an infestation in your home. It is also possible to observe small traces of teeth on some objects in the house, especially around the rooms where food is stored. If you notice these signs, quickly start using the following techniques to get rid of these pests.
How to ward off rodent invasions
Prevention is an effective means of avoiding rodent invasions. However, once they have taken up residence in your home, other more drastic measures must be taken to fight off the invasion.
The various traps
Mouse traps, whether homemade or commercial, are traps with bait to catch rodents. While these traps can be effective against one or two rodents, they do not fully protect against an infestation and may require several trials before they work. Ideally, you should choose a trap that allows you to release the mouse afterwards or kill it cleanly on the spot so that the animal does not suffer for several hours (sticky traps, for example).
Many repellents are available, the most well-known being ultrasonic and rodenticides. Ultrasonic repellents should be placed in rooms with walls that can shelter rodents and should be used for several days in a row, even if you can no longer hear rodents. Avoid keeping your other animals in these rooms during treatment. Rodenticides can be directly placed in the walls and kill mice within about 72 hours.
If you haven’t been successful with these methods, call Elite Decontamination
If rodents persist and continue to make your life difficult, extermination followed by a decontamination procedure is the most effective way to cleanse your home.
At Elite Decontamination, we offer fast and environmentally friendly methods to clean up your home in record time. Contact us!