Rodents are a small pest, and although one may seem harmless, if you have more than one, they may not seem quite so harmless after all. These pests may not harm you, per se, but they will bite if you attempt to handle one. These pests are not going to be harmless to your home either. They aren't going to be gentle when they come into your home and they aren't going to be worried about your personal space when it comes to your food. If you have rodents in your home, specifically in your attic, read below for what you should do.
Get In Your Attic
If you can hear the rodents in your attic, you aren't going to have a lot of luck trying to trap them on your lower floors. You need to trap them in the attic, which means you need to get up into the attic. If your attic is a tight space, you may be able to set the traps right around the attic opening, but inside the attic. If you have a larger attic space that you can get into easily, take a closer look around and check your attic for signs of these pests, then set the traps.
Check For Exits
Take a good look around for exits that these rodents may be using to get to the lower floors of your home. If you have an opening, you need to make a repair to the opening, while also trying to kill the pests. You should also check for entrances and make repairs to your home where these pests are coming into your home to prevent them from getting in and out, and to prevent future rodents as well.
Keep Food Locked Up Tight
Keep food in air-tight containers to prevent feeding these pests. They are somehow getting to the food in the house in order to eat, and you need to figure out what they are getting into and what they are eating. Place all food that you can into airtight containers and keep it locked up tight to prevent feeding these pests any further.
If you have rodents in your attic, it doesn't mean they aren't getting to the food in your house somehow. You need to set traps in the attic and remove food sources, as well as repair holes they are using for both exiting and entering your home. Hire a pest control company to help you if you aren't able to get rid of these pests from your attic yourself.
For more information on rodent control, contact a professional near you.