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What to do about a rodent on the roof

There are some very good reasons as to why you need to control populations of rodents within the home and to make sure that no further infestations occur in the future. They can cause very great damage and they are also a threat to the health of the family as they can carry and then spread all sorts of diseases. There are some very basic tips that you can take so as to control the populations of rodents on the roof of your home. Roof of your home is one of the most common entry points to your home so this is why it is so important to safe-protect your roof from rodents. When they can't enter your home over the roof, they will hardly be able to enter it elsewhere.



Inspection

So as to see the severity of the problem at hand and to have an idea of where to trap and bait need to be placed, there is a need to actually perform an inspection that is very thorough in the premises and most especially the roof area. look doe all signs of a rodent infestation such as rodent sounds, dead rodents or live ones, urine stains, grease marks, runways, burrows, gnaw marks, tracks and even droppings,. Concentrate on other control and preventive measures where you see more signs of infestation.

Identification of the rodent

So as to deal with the issue in a better way, you will have to identify the kind of rodent that I living within your roof. This can get identified by the tracks smoothness and the kind of droppings that are found.

Sanitation

This is a very important prevention measure that can aid in combating the rodent issue at hand. The rodents requite food and water in very steady supplies so as to survive. Try sanitizing your space. Store all food items in metal containers that have very tight lids instead of in boxes that can be gnawed. Remove all clutter where the rodents can build their nests. Remove vegetation around the home and keep the pet food in Rubbermaid containers.

Exclusion

The rodents can get to the roof through very small openings or doors that don’t fit too well. Screens and windows can also be used as well as the air vents that aren’t working so well. Reduce the ease of entry as much as you can. You can then start trapping and baiting the rodent in a humane way. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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