Tips on how to control rodents


October 22, 2021

Chris Keefer

Dr. Chris Keefer, technical services manager, Syngenta Professional Pest Management

Consider the following important steps when controlling rodents:

  • Discover what they are feeding on. Use that as a lure for traps. If you are unsuccessful, try the opposite — such as using sugar instead of protein, for example.
  • Understand how to distinguish the droppings of common rodents in your region. At least know how to tell apart droppings from house mice, roof rats and Norway rats.
  • Clean and reuse traps. Rodents will investigate pheromones and odors.
  • For long-term use of traps, rub bacon rind on metal parts. This helps protect them from rusting.
  • Grease traps with lard rather than machine oils. The latter can act as rodent repellents.

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    With an early spring on the horizon, it’s time to get a move on preventing mouse and rat infestations in your home. Rodents can cause huge problems for humans. Through mice and rats, you and your family can contract many diseases, and they have the ability to damage your home from the inside out.

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