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I have a serious rodent problem, where do I start?

I have a serious rodent problem, where do I start? Topic: Secondary sources in doing a research
June 17, 2019 / By Charita
Question: So usually we get mice every winter in our basement and garage and we set out traps or poison which takes care of the problem. It is now July and we have found mouse poop in our ceiling light fixtures and all over our basement, and have found two dead mice in the basement. However we have not only found mouse poop this year we are finding giant poop which after researching it seems like it might be rat poop. We have found this poop along the sidewalk of our home near the gutters which go into the ground right at the foundation and on our basement couches. We also have a septic tank in the basement that has a open hole for the water to drain into, could something be coming in through the septic tank? Besides the fact that the mice poop and pee stinks terribly, I am terrified of anything creepy and crawly and I have a dog and 2 small children that I don't want to get sick, or bit. Where do you even start to get rid of these things? I'm afraid they might be in the walls too, almost like they've taken over our house. We are going to have to do it ourselves because we can't afford an exterminator. Also are basement is not finished, so whatever it is, is tearing apart the insulation. It's so gross, and now I constantly feel like there are things crawling on me while I sleep! Someone please help!!!!!
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Antonia Antonia | 10 days ago
Step 1 Inspect your property regularly for signs of rodents. Look for telltale droppings both inside and outside of your home. Step 2 Remove sources of water, food and housing from your closets, attics and gardens. Step 3 Keep trash bins covered. Step 4 Store cupboard food in metal bins. Step 5 Remove wood piles, junk sheds and garden debris that attract rodents to nest on your property. Step 6 Turn the contents of your compost bin regularly and check to make sure no critters have been feeding there. Step 7 Seal up small holes around pipes, vents, doors and windows with 100 percent silicon caulk. Step 8 Set mouse and rat traps in problem areas. Both live and snap traps are effective and can be baited with foods such as cheese and bread. Release live animals as far away from human dwellings as possible. Step 9 Lay glue boards in pathways that rodents travel as an alternative trap. Step 10 Use a natural rodent poison as a last resort. Look for brands of rodent bait made with vitamin D3. Rats and mice eating a small amount of this vitamin suffer heart failure within days. There is no chance of secondary poisoning of your pets even if they find and eat the dead rodents. Step 11 Place the bait in areas that rodents frequent. Read more: How to Get Rid of Rodents Naturally | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_3792_rid-rodents-naturally.html#ixzz0uVzYPYO4
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Antonia Originally Answered: Having issues with a rodent?
Snap traps are the best. What you do is lock your dogs away in a room for the night, sprinkly flour on the counter and kitchen floor where you suspect the mice to be and watch in the morning for foot prints. Then set the snap traps in the area they walk. Don't put it where the child or dogs can accidentally get hurt. So hopefully, they walk on the counter. Also, behind the fridge and stove are good areas. Put them up agains the walls as mice like to walk along walls. Edit: Sticky traps do work well but the mice talk really long to die and they tumble about a bit when caught so they could roll around and end up behind a sofa or something where you can't find them until they smell.

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This Site Might Help You. RE: I have a serious rodent problem, where do I start? So usually we get mice every winter in our basement and garage and we set out traps or poison which takes care of the problem. It is now July and we have found mouse poop in our ceiling light fixtures and all over our basement, and have found two dead mice in the basement. However we have not...
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Shimhi Shimhi
Start by examining the outside of your house. Seal off all cracks and openings. If you have a fireplace vent near the ground then cover it with heavy gage wire. Keep all food off the ground. If you plan to set traps then set the traps outside not inside. Rats and mice like to feed at night. I set the traps outside and it worked great. Keep the rodent problem outside not inside.
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Oberon Oberon
I know this seems silly, but get a cat. I had terrible mouse problems as I live next door to an open field. I got a cat, no more mice. If you get a kitten the kids will love it and the dogs should accept it.
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Lanny Lanny
Have you tried Craigslist? I've gotten several of my rats from there and still see a lot more advertised. If you do try to rehome them through CL be sure to request a rehoming fee so they don't end up as feeders! Also are there any pet shelters, humane societies, etc. in your area that could take them?
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Lanny Originally Answered: What kind of small pet/rodent do you have?
your Pumpkin is so precious! look at him all curled up. I have 6 female rats: Bella (8 months old, grey & white) Josie (Bella's sister, also grey & white) Rio (6 months old, black 7 white) Splash (Rio's sister, cream & white) Misty (4 months old, grey with curly fur) Lily (3 months old, hairless) 2 male rats: Spirit (1 year old, cream & white) River (1 year old, brown) 2 ferrets: Pip (female, 6 months old, sable) Stinky Slinky (male, 1 year old, champagne) 3 lionhead rabbits: Bear (male, 8 months old, brown) Kleo (female, 8 months old, light cream) Piper (female, 8 months old, black) 2 male hamsters: Pumpkin (3 months old, long hair orange) like yours!! :) Cheeks (2 months old, long hair cream) 3 female mice: Minnie (2 months old, black) Pixie (2 months old, orange) Annie (2 months old, white) 2 female gerbils: Banana (9 months old, white) Waffle (Banana's sister, light brown) 1 male guinea pig Popcorn (2 years old, long hair tortoiseshell) I also have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 2 horses.

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