As the weather here in Albany starts to cool and the fall weather takes full effect, there is the likelihood of having more unwanted pests in your home. Mice and rats will start looking for places to build their nests to stay warm during the winter and if they can find access to your home, they're absolutely going to make your home their winter residence.
The most common kind of rat in the Northeast is called the Norway rat. There also known as a sewer rat, a house rat, or a brown rat.
If you want to keep your home rodent free, there are a handful of tips we recommend you start implementing right away. That being said, if you already have a rodent issue in your home, you definitely want to call an Albany pest control company like All Star Pest Solutions to help remedy your infestation.
The first thing you want to do to minimize any mice or rats in your home is to inspect all areas around your house. Look for cracks in your foundation or in your framing at the base of your house. Did you find places they can access the inside of your home, be sure to use caulk or spray foam to seal off those cracks.
Mice and rats are constantly exploring new areas and they will actually noticed changes to your house. So, if you are going to use traps or bait, he will likely not see any activity for a couple days because they will sense that something new is going on. After a couple days they might not recognize it and then they have a better chance getting trapped.
Now, you can either trap rodents or bait them. If you have a relatively small population of rodents, then trapping might be the best solution. If you have a larger infestation, then poison baits our your best solution providing you keep them out of reach of children.
As always, call a local pest control specialist if your rodent problem is out of control.