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Why You Shouldn’t Use DIY Methods For Catching Mice and Rats

We live in a time where we can find solutions on the internet for just about anything. If you notice you might have mice or rats in your home, you will probably find countless DIY methods for controlling the rodent problem on your own. Although, it has been proven that these DIY methods are often unsuccessful and in the long run, end up turning into a bigger mess to clean up. If you want to eliminate rodents from your home quickly and efficiently, it’s best to leave rodent control to the professionals. The certified professional rodent technicians at Rodents Stop can eliminate the root of the problem that is bringing the rodents to your home and prevent them from coming back. Rodents Stop is Los Angeles’s best rodent control company, helping one home at a time live in a clean rodent-free environment.

DIY Mouse and Rat Traps Don’t Work, Here’s Why

No matter what rodent trap you buy from the store, chances are that the rodents can outsmart the trap and continue living on your property. Those pesky rodents aren’t caught easily unless you understand their behavior. Some of the most commonly made mistakes with DIY rodent control are the following:

  • Placing the incorrect type of bait on a mousetrap. There are many breeds of mice that are drawn to different foods. 
  • The bait that is put on the rodent trap will often attract more rodents into your home instead of eliminating existing rodents. 
  • Handling the traps and bait with bare hands. If a mouse smells your scent on a trap, they will avoid it.
  • Positioning traps in the wrong areas. 
  • Even if you use the correct trap, place the right bait, and have the traps in the correct area, you might catch one mouse. But this takes a lot of patience and work, even if you catch a rodent with the trap, rodents are never alone, there will be more where that rodent came from.


Getting A Cat to Solve Your Rodent Problem Does Not Work

Have you ever considered getting a cat to help you catch those rodents? You should know that not all cats will hunt down rodents. Most domesticated cats will go beyond their primal instincts and simply play with rodents.  If you do have a cat that hunts rodents, keep in mind that rodents live in areas in your home such as inside walls, under appliances and will hide in locations your cat won’t be able to access. 

What Happens If You Don’t Do Anything About Rodents In Your Home

When you don’t do anything to control mice or rats in your home, they will not go away on their own. Rodents will build nests, breed and multiply. Don’t let an army of rodents invade your home! The repercussions of rodent invasion in your home can be severe. Rodents spread hazardous bacteria and diseases that are contagious to humans and pets. They will cause damages to your home and anything they can get their paws on. They contaminate your home, everything they come into contact with, and contaminate the food they can access in your kitchen. They bring parasites into your house with them also, such as fleas, lice, mites, and ticks. The best solution for dealing with a rodent infestation is to contact Rodents Stop, a licensed pest management service in Los Angeles specialized in Rodent Control.

Professional Rodent Control Service in Los Angeles

Call Rodents Stop today if you suspect a mouse or rat problem in your home. All services include a lifetime guarantee to ensure that you will no longer have to worry about a rodent infestation in your home. Our rodent control professionals are trained and certified to provide the best solutions for eliminating rodents from your home safely and effectively.

Mice and rats might appear harmless but they are a real danger to your home and can cause many problems. If you think there might be a rodent problem on your property, don’t depend on DIY solutions because they are not effective. Call Rodents Stop to schedule a home inspection for the best solutions for controlling rodents and eliminating them from your home.

100's of Client Reviews!!

  • Paul K.Los Angeles, CA


    January 14, 2020

    I had a recurrent problem of rats winding up in my attic and had tried a couple of other pest control services over a few years, with the problem always recurring after a short while. I decided to give Rodents Stop a try after reading some of the reviews here on Yelp. They came out and explained how the (essentially temporary) measures I'd taken before would never really keep the rats away for good, due to the scents/pheromones that were remaining in my attic (leading them to keep trying to find ways in).

  • Kian A. Encino, CA


    January 14, 2020

    For months I denied the overwhelming reality-I had a major rat infestation! And all my efforts to quell the populating rodents were in vain. After the rats had chewed into my couch trying to get the food left behind by my kids, that's when I knew the problem was bigger than I could handle by myself. All the rat traps, from mechanical to electronic were no match for nature biggest little beasts. It was like trying to get Miley Cyrus to just go away, it's just not gonna happen.

  • Jay J.Northridge, CA


    January 14, 2020

    If you have a rodent problem, these are the guys to call! The lifetime guarantee is amazing; what better way to eradicate rodents and make sure they stay gone forever. They check the entire perimeter of your home--top to bottom--to ensure it is completely closed off to any future unwanted guests. They will make as many house calls as needed to address customer concerns. Seriously, give these guys a call. You won't regret it!

  • Daviozzz A. Los Angeles, CA


    January 14, 2020

    These guys really know what their doing. I had an ongoing problem for about 6 months, I could not sleep at night, my dog was driving me crazy. They came out and did their famous rodent treatment. No noises for about a month. Thank you guys.

  • Molly H. Los Angeles, CA


    January 14, 2020

    Zeev, Heather, Ivan and the rest of the team are fantastic!We knew there was some rodent activity in our attic, but didn't do anything about it until the nasty critters got into our home and actually chewed a hole in the hard plastic elbow of our dishwasher drain line!We called Rodent Stop, and Zeev came out for an inspection and gave us a quote the very next day. We were relieved to have a plan of attack, and Ivan and his team took over the next morning. They started early, and by mid-afternoon had cleared away all evidence of the rodent activity (including all the scent trails). In addition to getting rid of the existing evidence, the team had patched up all of the access points, and left some traps in all the areas that had shown prior signs of activity to avoid future activity.It has been a week, and we are ecstatic with the results. While we heard some scratching activity the first few days (which was likely coming from outside where Ivan's team had patched some access points), the scratching has now ceased.Zeev came back yesterday, and confirmed that all of the "inside" traps -- i.e., those in enclosed spaces (i.e., our living quarters, the attic and crawlspace) -- remain armed and undisturbed, which indicates to us that the patching did the trick. The only trap that went off is in an outdoor shed that needs overall repair, and can't be made rodent proof at this time. That trap did catch one mouse, which was removed and the trap replaced.Assuming there is no further activity between now and Friday, we'll move forward with the new insulation in the attic, and be done -- all in very short order.Thanks Rodent Stop!!!

  • Sean M. Los Angeles, CA


    January 14, 2020

    Rodents Stop made a lot of promises when they first came out, I thought it was to good to be true but wow, what an amazing service. From the office staff to the employees actually doing work. My problem was on going for about 2 years, I know right, who would deal with something for that long, the truth is that I tried other companies and they really didn't do much. Not to mention they didn't solve my problem. All other companies know how to do is set traps, they don't clean up, they don't seal openings, and they don't spray for disease. Also no one offers a life time guarantee like rodents stop. I like that. I feel like I just moved into a new house. It's been 2 months now and I'm actually getting some sleep at night. No dead rats in traps, no flies, nothing to do with rats or mice what's so ever. Thanks Rodents stop.

  • Rachael S. Bellflower, CA


    January 14, 2020

    I emailed them a couple of times desperate for service. It says they service the Los Angeles area (which should include Bellflower). I'm disabled and live alone with my small dog. I've been fighting mice for 2.5 years but am in desperate need for someone who really knows what they are doing and has a lifetime warranty because my dog and I have become infested with some kind of parasites that the mice brought in. I have several lesions and a huge infection on my back from the parasites. I left them my email and phone number with no response. I can't find another company with their experience, ratings, and guarantee and I'm really desperate for help and really disappointed they haven't contacted me.Again I emailed you last night, and got zero response today. I don't get it. As long as I give you the review you want, you ignore me? But as soon as you don't like my rating, you'll move heaven and earth to talk to me??

  • Paul M. Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA


    January 14, 2020

    We're selling our house and we needed to get take care of the mess that rats had done to our attic. Zev came out the next day and gave a fair quote for the job. The Rodents Stop crew came out the day after and took care of cleaning and patching the whole house in a timely manner. They were all very professional and very thorough. Heather on the phone was extremely delightful to deal with also. I highly recommend them!

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