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Exploring humane ways for the elimination of rodents

Rodent invasions are no laughing matter, and it is imperative that one adopts an attitude of utmost seriousness when dealing with them. After all, the presence of these ghastly critters can spread diseases, make your household a filthier place and give you unpleasant sights every day. If you want to ensure that you have a neat and clean house that is devoid of these flea-ridden whiskery pests, you need to eliminate them.

There’s a catch…..

However, you need to ensure that you kill these animals in the least cruel way possible. We human beings would like to die in painless ways, and the same is true for all other living things, including rodents. Other than the fact that it is a far more humane way of dealing with your woes, it is also an ultimately cleaner and more effective way of getting rid of a pest.

In this respect, let us take a look at a few humane methods that you can employ for the grand purpose of eliminating a rodent humanely.

Asphyxiation via carbon dioxide

This is not exactly the most common method, but that does not mean that it is not effective. It is a brilliant way to get rid of a rodent without spilling a drop of blood. You introduce huge amounts of carbon dioxide gas into a rodent’s environment to overcome the present oxygen and cause it to suffocate and eventually die.

Setting it up is a bit difficult, but it is also worth it. You start out with baking soda and vinegar because as you might remember from your third-grade science textbooks, the chemical reaction of the two produces carbon dioxide. You proceed to place your rodent in an airtight container which is connected to a plastic bag via a pipe or similar tube.

The bag contains baking soda, and you slowly pour vinegar into it thereby producing the requisite gas that flows into the rat’s container via the pipe and gradually asphyxiates it.

Relocate the rodent

You could simply trap the rodents and then drive a good ten miles or more away from your home before finally releasing them outside. Not only are the chances of the rodent returning to your house slim, but it will also die soon because of the relatively more inhospitable conditions of the wild, where these critters will have to deal with an alarming lack of food and water, and the presence of predators like snakes, hawks and wild cats.

Once again, you’re allowing them to die naturally without inflicting any harm upon them from your side.

Spring Traps

This is the most common method of dealing with the rodent, and essentially involves strategically positioning a spring trap at locations frequented by the rodents. Make sure that the bait is appealing enough and the trap effective enough to administer a quick death. You must keep checking the trap regularly to stay up-to-date on its progress and to also safely eliminate the rodent once it dies for good.

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