You can get rid of Rats and Mice permanently from inside your home. It is a bit more difficult outside the home though, as that is their territory and not yours. Sorry 😊
The industry keyword here is *Proofing. This is a big subject and covers all aspects of the home. The easiest way to stop Rats and Mice from entering your home is to first locate the areas where they can enter your home. Yes, this is a very logical statement, but it can be difficult if you are unsure of what you are looking for.
A mouse can fit through a gap or hole which the tip of your little finger can fit into. A rat will squeeze into a hole that your thumb can fit into. This is a general rule that is often only believed after a mouse or rat is witnessed slipping under a closed-door without slowing down to do so.
Rats and Mice can chew through most things. Anything metal will stop them but that is about it. Rats and Mice have been known to chew a hole through concrete/masonry if required.
Using fine gauge mesh, expanding foam, steel wool, bristle strips, special anti-rodent fillers, *Cone-stop or Rat guards to stop rats and mice from running along cables, trimming or removing vegetation, lowering sun-shades in winter, etc are all options used depending on your situation.
Unless you have had experience with this type of work, we recommend seeking professional advice first by those in the trade. Please note that not too many pest control companies conduct *proofing though so you may need to call around.
For further advice please feel free to contact us.