Prevention is always better than cure. The best treatment for rodents is to prevent them from getting in in the first place. See this help article on preventative maintenance for best practices. If you already have a rodent infestation, you can do the following:
- Find their entry point. Before mice can nest in your home, they need to find a way inside. Basements, attics, crawlspaces and cracks around windows and doors all possible entry points. Figure out where they’re coming from because putting traps randomly all over your house won’t do any good.
- Set mouse traps. Mouse traps are one of the most effective ways to get rid of mice that have taken up residence inside your home. Place mouse traps in the more vulnerable areas of your house, like along walls and behind trash cans. Avoid sticky or glue mouse traps or poison traps which can be dangerous to children or pets
- Clear out the garage. Mice like cars as much as houses. If they get into the garage, they might just decide to live under your car hood, where the engine is nice and warm. Once they start chewing on wires, they can seriously damage your car. Weather stripping under the garage door helps keep the pests out