4 Steps to Effective Home Rodent Control An overall program to eliminate rodents and keep them from returning Step 1 : Plan and Prepare: • Eliminate Food Sources: remove garbage, food, and other materials that can shelter or feed rats. • Keep rodents out seal cracks and openings in building and walls where rodents can get in especially openings in walls, gaps around plumbing and fixtures, and any cracks or seams in the building's foundation. Step 2: Select the Right Product Use d-con concealed traps in the kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, and living rooms where traps can be safely placed. For in the attic, behind appliances, and out of reach spaces in basement, garage, and shed, purchase d-con baits and basic traps. Step 3: Apply Product Always follow the usage directions on pack when setting a trap. Step 4: Monitor Check traps frequently. If a mouse has not been caught after 5 days, move to a new area where rodents are present.