Yard and Property


Rats and mice outside can get out of control quickly, and pose a problem to pets and other wildlife. Rats and mice can spread disease, and their rat droppings and urine are a health hazard. If your yard or property is inhabited by rats or mice, there is a greater chance of the rodents finding away in your home or other structures on your property.

Signs of rats/mice on your property include:

  • rat or mouse droppings (small brown pellet-like droppings
  • brown grease marks on structures (from natural oil on fur)
  • rat or mouse tracks can sometimes be detected
  • bite marks on trees and other objects (use rodent detector cards from GoodnatureTM
  • look for “rat runs” — narrow paths in the grass rats repeatedly run along

Where to Install the A24 Automatic Rat and Mouse trap

The sooner rats and mice are trapped, the less time they will have to increase in population. A rodent infestation can quickly grow out of control without the proper trapping.

Good choices for trap installation:

  • place traps along paths and underneath shrubs and plants
  • traps can be mounted on trees because rats/mice often climb onto tree branches
  • place along fences
  • under dense foliage where rats locate for seclusion
  • near wood piles
  • under carports
  • in or around sheds, barns or other structures

Tips to prevent rats and mice:

  • Keep garbage in cans and tightly covered
  • Keep dog food and other pet food in a tightly-sealed containers
  • Do not place bird seed in feeders
  • Keep lumber and firewood stacked away from the home
  • Trim vines and shrubs away from your home
  • Check the perimeter of your home and other structures for gaps (gaps should not be more than 1/4-inch)
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