How to remove mice and rats from the garden and outdoor areas of the house

Eliminate mice and rats from the garden and areas outside the apartment may be necessary: for example if rodents have taken up residence in our garage, in the cellars or in the tool shed in the garden.

ELIMINATE MICE AND RATS FROM THE GARDEN: THE TRAPS

In outdoor and simply little frequented areas, such as cellars or attics, you may notice the presence of rodents too late. To prevent and solve the problem of rodents in cellars, boxes or gardens, we can use a mechanical trap or a protected trap.

There are mechanical traps for rats, much larger and more resistant than the mini traps used in the house for domestic mice. The trap blocks and kills the rodent and is very easy to activate, either by hand or foot pedal. The bait container is protected inside and removable. Simply place the trap in places where rodents usually pass through or near their nest or food sources.

The best way to monitor and eradicate the presence of rodents in spaces outside the home is to use protected traps. These traps are composed of a tamperproof container, inside which we will have to place a bait. They capture the mouse keeping it inside the container and completely hidden from view: disposal in domestic waste is simple and no-touch.

For outdoor use, we do not use unprotected bait as it could be swallowed by other animals or washed away in the environment.

Simply place the trap along passageways or in the vicinity of the rat hole or food sources. Always remember, that is preferable to choose safe ways to get rid of mice if you doing this at home.

RODENTICIDE BAITS: HOW TO CHOOSE AND HOW TO USE THEM

Rodenticide based baits are available in various formats, depending on the different needs of use. We therefore find baits in paste, grains and blocks.

The rodenticide paste bait mainly affects domestic Mice and the Grey Rat and is therefore more suitable for indoor use.

Outdoors we can use bait in grains, particularly suitable for rodents accustomed to grains, for example in places where there is availability of grains. It is very attractive for the Domestic Rat (Mus musculus), the Grey Rat (Rattus norvegicus) and the Black Rat (Rattus rattus).

Alternatively we can use the bait in blocks: it consists of a paraffinated block palatable with sugary substances and food ingredients that make it pleasant to the taste for the Domestic Rat and the Grey Rat. The “rigid” consistency of the block satisfies the natural need of rodents to gnaw and the kerosene makes it particularly suitable for environments and wet areas.

The bait is ready to use and is effective even after a single ingestion. Moreover, it does not alert and does not generate suspicion in the other components of the rodent population: the ingestion of a sufficient amount causes the death of each rodent in a few days, without creating alarm in the other components of the colony.

In all cases, bait should only be used in tamper-proof and properly marked bait containers. They must be protected from atmospheric agents and ingestion by other animals.

All baits contain bitter substances to prevent accidental ingestion by children.

For use in cellars or warehouses, simply place 10-20 baits in ready-to-use kerosene blocks per container. If more than one container is needed, place them at a distance of about 5-10 meters from each other and in any case at a distance not less than 5 meters.

For use outside and around buildings, we must place the bait containers in areas not subject to flooding: in case of contact with water we will have to replace the bait.

Bait containers should be checked periodically: at least every 2-3 days at the beginning of the first treatment and at least weekly afterwards. The objective is to check if the bait is accepted (if necessary reintegrate it), if the containers are intact and to remove the bodies of the captured rodents.

Before use, read and follow the instructions indicated on the product, as well as the information provided by the point of sale at the time of purchase.

FOR INACCESSIBLE PLACES

If we have to act in places that are difficult to reach or where it is not possible to use topicid bait, we can create a trap with a rat glue. It will be sufficient to create supports, on which we will spread the glue and fix it to the ground near the usual ways of passage of mice.

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