When you have a rodent stuck in the dumpster, it can actually be a nightmare. You may have to contact pest management specialists to come handle the issue at hand. However, the exercise can be totally futile especially if the sanitation issues aren’t addressed and corrected efficiently.
When there is food in the dumpster, then the rodents will not even try to eat the baits left for them. Most of the rodents will prefer to go through the dumpster and this means that the control measures will not be so effective. A rodent issue has to start with proper sanitation.
Dumpsters pose a major pest issue ad rodents just live there. It is therefore very important that such dumpsters be inspected on regular basis and the issues spotted reported for the proper action to be taken. If rodent is considering dumpster its home, it might be necessary to address professionally its removal from there, because there is no other solution: either removal or extermination. If you want to approach this problem in a humane way, then extermination will not be the way you will go. However, removing rodent from dumpster isn't easy.
What to do
Since the rodents love the dumpsters, they always come back for more. At times, the rodents may find it hard to get out of the dumpsters and they may be totally stuck in there. You may spot them or hear them as they try to get out. You can try baiting them or using live traps to catch them.
If possible, you can wear protective clothing so as to get them out safely. In some cases, the rodents can be taken to a wildlife rehabilitator especially in the case or injured, sick ad infant rodents. These will be taken care of until they can be relocated to other areas.
You also need to call in a professional if you are not in a position of dealing with the rodent yourself. It is important to know that the rodents can have some pretty serious diseases and handling them needs to be carefully done at all times.
Once you remove the rodent, it is necessary to make sure that the dumpster is made rodent proof. Making sure that it is always tightly closed can actually help a great deal. Placing a lid can go a long way in encouraging the rodent to stay away from your dumpster.
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