Rodents that burrow into the ground often present several dilemmas for land and homeowners. They can infest gardens and even burrow their way into homes. There can be different control measures for rodents that include exclusion, repellents, poison, traps and food control. As per the kind of animal infestation that one faces, the right method needs to be adopted. This will also ensure that they leave the premises effectively or it lessens their re infestation possibilities.
Rodents that burrow into the ground include moles, ground hogs, badgers, mice and chipmunks. These can burrow in your garden premises as well as burrow into basement of homes. When they find their way into homes in such manner they can damage wiring, plumbing, insulation and other structures. They are also found to disturb and damage vegetation and plants when they set up home in garden areas or cultivated spaces. The tunnels are visible on the grounds as they have mounds of earth or ridges formed.
Traps are effective ways to get rid or control such rodents. Traps are of different varieties and of different kinds that can be chosen as per the kind of animal you wish to trap. Usually traps comprise of a snapping latch which gets triggered when an animal steps in which is usually lured in by food particles. If you see a suspected opening in the ground, it is best to leave a trap near it. In certain cases poisons are used to reduce and control the population of burrowing rodents. These comprise of strychnine, zinc phosphide and chlorophacinone. Rodents usually burrow into the grounds or homes to find food as well as find a safe space to have babies. There are certain poisons available that are effective in killing small pests like rats and mice, which even ensure that these animals will leave the premise and die outside. Repellents are also available such as mothballs that are found to be effective in repelling rodents. It is also important to seal off openings or holes that seem to have become common entryways for pests. These are some ways one can prevent or control burrowing rodents from infiltrating their gardens or homes.
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