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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- Metal garbage cans with tight fitting lids
- Non-toxic repellant
- Live traps
- Peanut butter
- Steel mesh
Remove food source
Remove food sources from the area, such as pet food, fruits from trees, birdseed, and dog manure.
Clean yard of debris
Keep your yard free of debris, trash, and tall grass. Organize and elevate stored items.
Use metal garbage cans
Keep trash in metal garbage cans with tight fitting lids.
Use rat repellant
Use non-toxic rat repellent to deter rats from entering your property.
Set live traps
Set live traps around the infested area. Bait the traps with peanut butter, apple slices, or pieces of potato.
Prevent entry into your home or shed by sealing off holes that are larger than ½-inch wide. Use steel mesh to seal openings, since rats can gnaw holes in wood and plastic.