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How do you get rid of mice and rats?

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Whether you hire a mice exterminator or not, the advice will be the same: The best way to get rid of rodents is to stop them from getting inside your home in the first place.

For example, you can:

  • Seal up gaps and holes in your home, especially near kitchen cabinets, refrigerators, doors, the basement and the attic.
  • Store garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids (and take the trash out regularly).
  • Put pet food and water away at night.
  • Clean outdoor grilling areas and appliances.
  • Keep bird feeders away from your home.
  • Place traps and baits around your home.

However, consider hiring a pest control company if you’re unable to control your rodent problem with the tips above.

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