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Some things to consider when answering this question include:
1. Does the tenant have children or pets?
If the answer is yes, then snap traps and rodenticides can be used, but must be placed in protective stations or in areas inaccessible to children and pets. Other options would be Tin Cats® or electronic traps.
2. Does your tenant want to avoid the unpleasant sight of rodents?
If yes, then a hygienic trap such as the #BM265-12 Kill and Seal would be a good solution.
Q: What does my tenant need to do to eliminate and prevent rodents?
A: Your tenant needs to do several things:
Don’t leave food on the stove or counters.
If pets are present pick water dish up at night and store food in “rodent proof” container. Don’t leave the food dish out.
Remove trash from the apartment daily.
Pick up food debris from children and pets.
Report the first signs or sightings of rodents to the landlord.
Q: What preventative measures can I take to ensure my tenants have a rodent free home?
Eliminate trash and food debris outdoors.
Mow tall weeds and lawn outside of apartment building.
Keep garbage in “rodent proof” containers.
Add metal kick plates or door sweeps to bottom of doors.
Seal cracks / holes with coarse steel wool, mortar, or caulk.
Use preventative rodent devices
Use bait stations on the exterior of your building – dispatch rodents before they have enter.
Use and monitor traps in basement and garage areas.
Q: I don’t understand how mice are getting into my complex?
A: Mice can squeeze into a ¼” hole. It is imperative to do a thorough inspection of the exterior or your building. Cracks, under doors, windows, and areas where utilities enter the building are common entrances for mice. Keep the rodents “sealed out”!