If you have rats or mice around your house, then you can set up traps or lay out poison, but this comes with the responsibility of collecting and disposing of bodies. If you would like to get rid of the rodents around your house without the responsibility of body collection then you should think about getting a mouser cat. A good mouser will take care of everything for you. The information here will help you learn how a mouser will help you with your problem and how to make sure you get a good one.
Getting a mouser for indoor rodent control
You can get a cat that serves as both a family pet and a mouser for the inside of your home. This cat should be one that's friendly, used to being in a house, litter box trained and one that has a proven track record of being a successful mouser. If you aren't sure about getting an adult cat, then you can get a kitten and train it yourself.
If you get a kitten, you should get one at least a few months old whose mother is also a reliable mouser. This lets you know that the kitten has been trained to hunt prey by its mother.
Getting a mouser for the outside of your home
If you want a mouser to keep the rodent population down outdoors, in your garage, sheds, barns and on the property in general, then you should go with an adult cat. You may want to get a feral cat; this is a cat that was born wild and hasn't been handled by humans.
A feral cat will be self-sufficient and will be more than happy to have a property full of rodents to feed on. You should leave water out for the cat and make sure you set a little dry food out, and a little more during colder months when they may not have as much access to rodents. Also, set up a warm place for them to sleep somewhere on the property and a bit away from the house where the cat will feel comfortable.
A mouser cat will continuously get rid of rodents around your house so you won't have to worry about more showing up. Keep in mind, you want to make sure the mouser is up to date on all of their shots and that they are fixed. This way, you know they will remain healthy and you won't have to deal with unwanted kittens.
For more information on rodent control, contact a company like A Humphreys Insect & Rodent Control Inc.