Rats or Mice in the House? Why Me?
Shocked. Embarrassed. Outraged. That's how you feel when you discover mice or rats in the
house. It's just not fair. After all, you keep the house clean, right? Your yard is tidy. Why
did they choose your home to invade? If you have mice or rats in the house, remember one
important thing: it's not your fault.
Rats and Mice Don't Discriminate
Rats and mice need warm places to live. When the weather turns cooler, they look for
shelter. If they're in the neighborhood - and they're always in the neighborhood - your house
can become a candidate. A mouse can get in through a hole the size of a dime. A rat needs a
hole the size of a quarter. Both animals can climb up brick walls and get into your home
through the attic or a second-floor window. Mice don't need much food and hardly any water. So
a little food left out could be all it takes to keep a lot of mice happy.
Okay, So How Do I Get Rid of Them?
The two basic ways to control mice and rats are baits and traps. They both have their
advantages. Which one you use largely depends on your preferences. Get more information on
baits and traps here. To find out more about controlling these pests, see our solutions