How To Get Rid Of Rodents In Attic And Walls

Rodents can be a modern household’s worst nightmare. Because these pests prefer to live in your attic, it can be challenging to detect that you have uninvited guests. Also, they are not only a nuisance, but they can also cause damage to your home by chewing on wires and insulation, as well as spread disease and contaminate food through their droppings. If you believe you have mice in your attic, there are a few things you can do to get rid of them.

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Locate And Seal All Entry Points

Inspect your entire home or building, looking for any open holes or gaps at ground and roof level that mice could use to get in. Examine the entire roof and any vents or other minor attic access points. Remember that rodents can fit into the smallest of spaces. Look for very small holes/openings. Fill these holes with a long-lasting sealant to prevent rodents from entering your home. Because rodents can chew through sealants, such as foams, make sure the sealant is rodent-proof.

Use Traps

Once entry points have been sealed, rodents may become trapped inside, unable to escape through their old exit holes. You’ll need to set traps to help eliminate any rodents that have remained inside. Trapping is a multi-step procedure. It is more complex than simply placing traps; you must also check and empty them.

Trim Trees And Shrubs Near Your Home

Rodents are well known for their climbing abilities and ability to jump approximately 8 feet downwards (depending on the tree’s height). Trimming overgrown tree branches and shrubs near or touching the house effectively removes the “ladder” for those mice.

By trimming your shrubs, you also remove any hiding spots used by rodents during the day. As a result, they will not be able to enter your home or, more specifically, your attic.

Sanitize And Disinfect 

It is necessary to decontaminate rodent waste, such as urine and feces, because it is toxic and can affect the air quality inside a building. By disinfecting the area and eliminating the smell of rodents, you can prevent further damage from being caused by rodents and ensure that they will not come back.

Use Repellent

Rodents have a strong sense of smell, which you can exploit to get rid of them. Use apple cider and water or a hot pepper solution. Spray the solution anywhere you’ve seen rodent activity. While this mixture is not poisonous to humans or pets, it can irritate the eyes, nose, and mouth, so keep it away from clothing, furniture, and other places where people or pets congregate.


Pest infestations should be addressed as soon as possible because, if left untreated, they can quickly spread throughout your home, endanger your health, and cause stress.

Contacting a pest control professional for assistance is the best way to eliminate rodents in your attic, garage, or home. Suppose you have rodents in your wall or attic; contact Facility Pest Control. Our team is very well-trained in dealing with your rodent problems. Call us right away!