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Remember the mouse that I saw scurry through our living room? And how we were faced with the dilemma of dealing with the little critter? (Catch up on that story here if you need to.) For today, i will discuss Prayer To Get Rid Of Rats, prayer to get rid of pests and patron saint of getting rid of mice.

As I mentioned, the first thing we went about doing was shoring up the holes where we thought the mouse was getting in through. The closer we looked, the more we located more and more possibilities for the tiny creature. So we started the process of filling them in, closing them up in hopes that no more friends would join in the party. Most people are familiar with what rats look like, but let’s do a deeper dive on where they live, how they choose a habitat, and what they eat:

Rats are medium-sized, toothy rodents that originated in Asia and Australia and spread throughout the world. According to the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), more than 60 rat species exist.

Rats can range from small – about 5 inches in length – to a truly frightening version that’s about the size of a large housecat and can weigh five pounds or more.

Rats Reproduce Rapidly
Female rats can mate up to 500 times in just six hours, and brown rats can give birth to up to 2,000 babies in a single year – with up to 22 young in a single litter. Considering rats have a gestational period of less than a month, it’s easy to see how populations quickly get out of control.

As rat populations start to grow in or around your home, you’ll also notice an increase in droppings and damage.

Rats & Disease
Increasing rat populations also puts you at risk of contracting rodent-borne illnesses. Rats are famous for carrying a variety of dangerous diseases. They’ve recently been shown to be carriers of Hepatitis E and infecting people with the strain. Many of them carry the disease typhus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Flea-borne (murine) typhus is a disease caused by a bacteria called Rickettsia typhi. Flea-borne typhus spreads to people through contact with infected fleas. Fleas become infected when they bite infected animals, such as rats, cats, or opossums. When an infected flea bites a person or animal, the bite breaks the skin, causing a wound. Fleas poop when they feed. The poop (also called flea dirt) can then be rubbed into the bite wound or other wounds, causing infection. People can also breathe in infected flea dirt or rub it into their eyes.

What Do Rats Need?
a rat crawling inside a home
The answer is – very little.

Rats are challenging pests to control since they live everywhere. As long as humans are around to give rats the following three things, they’ll thrive:

  1. Food
    Rats are omnivores, so they’ll eat anything available to them. Although rats are best known for scavenging through trash and eating food that’s left out, some rats will kill small animals like birds and lizards for food.
  2. Water
    Rats can survive for a month or more without directly drinking water. This is because they consume enough water in the foods they eat. When they need to drink water, rats can usually find enough in drains, pet dishes, or the condensation in the pipes or walls.
  3. Shelter
    In the wild, rats get the shelter they need from weeds, grasses, and other plants. In homes, rats will take refuge under furniture, behind walls, or in dark, seldom-used corners of the house.

They’re also famous for making nests inside of and under appliances.

What Kind Of Damage Can Rats Cause In The Home?
For such a small animal, rats can cause significant damage to a home. In addition to spreading diseases and threatening the health of everyone who lives in the house, rats can…

Cause structural damage to wood, drywall, insulation, and other building materials
Chew through electrical wires and increase fire and electrocution risk – experts estimate that damage from rats and mice causes about 20-25% of undetermined house and structure fires each year in the U.S.
Ruin furniture by burrowing into cushions and ripping out batting
Destroy books, papers, and clothes
Create noise that makes it difficult to sleep or relax in your home
Nest in walls, below the sink, or even in appliances – like the back of the refrigerator or underside of the washer
While no rat damage is good, large rat populations can quickly cause expensive and irreversible damage in the home.

4 Signs Of A Rat Infestation In Your Home
a rat crawling in a dirty sink in a house
If you think you might have a rat infestation in your home, look for these tell-tale signs:

  1. Strange Smells & Sounds
    Rats give off a powerful ammonia smell. They’re also very loud – making squeaking, scratching, and rustling noises as they move throughout your home. Noticing either of these signs is an indication that rats are in the building.
  2. Droppings & Smears
    Rats leave droppings behind as they move through your home. You may notice small, dark, pellet-shaped droppings along main rat pathways. Since rats have poor eyesight, they also create and maintain established routes along the walls.

As they travel these routes, they leave grease smears and smudges along the walls.

  1. Footprints
    Think you might have a rat problem? Take a look into a seldom-used, dusty corner of your home. Rats often leave foot and tail marks in the places they travel.

Tip: If you’re unsure whether rats are around, sprinkle a fine layer of baking soda on the floor and check for fresh tracks in the morning.

  1. Damage
    Last but not least, rats will leave damage in their wake. They may chew through electrical cords, gnaw on furniture, storage containers, or paper, and eat food left out on the counter.

As they do, they can leave droppings and urine throughout your home, increasing your risk of exposure to diseases.

How To Get Rid Of Rats In The House Fast

Nobody wants to live with rats. Fortunately, these tips can help you figure out how to get rid of rats in your home:

1. Inspect The Home

Before you can get rid of rats, you need to conduct a full home inspection to find out where they’re coming from.

Inspect the outside of the house – pay special attention to damaged drains, cracks in your garage door, gaps around vents, and spaces in the foundation – for obvious access points.

Inside the house, look at the vents, drains, appliance lines, and other potential access points. Once you know where the rats are accessing the house, you can seal the entry points and set traps.

2. Seal The Gaps

Rats don’t need a large entry point to get into your house. In fact, they can squeeze through any hole that you can stick two fingers through. With this in mind, seal any gaps in your interior or exterior walls.

For lasting results, fill these gaps with wire wool, metal kick plates, cement, or caulk. Check them a few times a month to make sure they’re well-maintained.

Tip: If you can’t identify entry points, contact Smith’s Pest Management for an expert analysis of your property. We service homes and businesses in California’s San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast. 

3. Clean Up

Rats love shelter and places to hide. One of the best ways to get rid of rats without poison is to eliminate their hiding places. Clean up the clutter in and around your home and move objects away from the walls.

Keep all trash and food in closed bins, clean up any spills rapidly, and keep your pipes and drains clean.

4. Consider Trapping

As rodenticides and harsh poisons have fallen out of favor or been outlawed (as they were this year in California), trapping has become the most effective way to eliminate rats; it is what kills rats fast and effectively. Trapping is a poison-free method of reducing rat populations.

If you’re going to place your own traps, be sure you use plenty of them and that you position the traps in high-activity areas. Use peanut butter, unsalted seeds, bananas, or apples as bait.

Tip: If you prefer not to set the traps on your own, contact a professional pest management team to do it for you. 

5. Use Natural Deterrent Methods

When it comes to getting rid of rats, a few simple, natural ingredients can go a long way.

Try these natural options:

  • Spread peppermint oil, cayenne pepper, black pepper, or cloves around the home’s exterior to prevent the rats from entering the house in the first place. Apply your substance of choice generously along the line between your foundation and the ground.
  • Sprinkle crushed pepper (or spray pepper spray) near rat openings and holes. This will irritate the rats’ noses and airways and discourage them from reentering your home.

Patron Saint of getting Rid of Rats

But then we had to deal with the mouse (or mice) that were already here. After discussing our options, we decided we wanted to buy traps rather than poison because we wanted to know if we’d got the mice and keep them from dying somewhere in our house.

We placed them strategically, with a dab of cashew butter as bait. After the first night, we went and checked them. The mouse had managed to nibble the butter off without setting off the trap. This guy was craftier than we’d expected!

So we re-set the trap and put the bait further along the back, so that they had to climb in further. We caught one that night. I was so thrilled but wondered if there might be more? My fears were concluded the following evening when I was putting away groceries and as I placed a bottle of olive oil in a cupboard, a mouse jumped out and ran behind the stove.

Of course, I screamed bloody murder and my husband came running, thinking I’d cut myself on a knife or something. Oh, no. Just a flying, daredevil mouse, that’s all.

So we reset the traps again, realizing that this was not a one-mouse ordeal as we’d first hoped. Over the course of five nights, we caught five mice.

The entire time, I kept praying that there would be no more. That the Lord would keep them away so that we didn’t have to keep catching and killing them. And yet, then we’d catch another.

Finally, on Saturday night of that week, after catching the fifth mouse, I was desperate. I stood in our kitchen and was reminded of the place in Matthew where Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

These mice were much smaller than any mountain. If my faith could move a mountain, surely it could move a handful of mice. And so I took that command to heart and, out loud, told the mice to leave this house, in the name of Jesus Christ.

The next morning, my husband and I went to church. One of the things that I fell in love with when we first started checking out this church was that they take prayer requests during the service and pass around prayer-request binders that the leaders pray over and that get emailed out to all the members. Prayer is not something underestimated, here.

In the binder, my husband wrote down our paltry prayer request: That there would be no more mice in our house. It was not asking for healing or salvation or any other prayer request that deserves to be answered. But yet, our prayers need not be big for the Lord to care about them and take them seriously. The only requirement of our prayers? That we ask.

So we did.

And you should not be surprised to find out that we have not caught a single mouse since. Not a single one. No sightings of any other ones, either. The cashew butter is fresh on the traps, waiting just in case. And it’s been that way ever since.

Because even though God cares about all the big things in our lives, he also cares about the littlest. Like a tiny, brown mouse who popped in for a visit.

prayer to get rid of pests

More than a week into his stay, I’m starting to think we might always have a mouse. We don’t just have signs of a mouse. We have an actual mouse.

Every night between 8 and 10 p.m., he makes an appearance—or two or three. He explores the kitchen and the dining room. Sometimes he makes a rapid dash across the living room. You might think I’d be getting used to the idea of having the mouse around, but last night when I saw it, I screamed. My scream startled the mouse—and the boys reminded me yet again that we are not supposed to scare the mouse. Apparently we want him to feel comfortable so we can catch him.

But it’s not working. I don’t know what that mouse is living off of, but he is not interested in anything in the traps. And yes, we have involved professionals—professionals who are returning today. Because if there is one thing I have learned in life, it is that professionals are professionals for a reason, and we should call on them for assistance.

Nonetheless, I am starting to believe the mouse might never ever ever leave. In desperation I Googled “life span of a mouse” the other day. In case you are wondering, a mouse lives about one year, but it can live two to three years in a controlled environment. Our house is, fortunately, always out of control, but it’s also heated and has plenty of food available. If I were a mouse, I would stay here forever. And yes, I am hoping it’s just the one mouse—though I am not sure how to confirm that.

“We could put a nametag on him when we see him, and then we would know if we see another one,” one of our boys suggested. It’s the best idea anyone has had. That’s why we call the professionals.

Prayer to get Rid of Rodents

The other night during bedtime prayers, I prayed: “And God, please take the mouse away from our house.”

“No, God,” our 7-year-old said, “please let the mouse stay because I really want a pet. And please make all the mousetraps magically disappear.”I’m pretty sure this boy has God’s ear.Meanwhile, after some research into patron saints, I have decided I am long overdue for beginning a novena to St. Gertrude of Nivelles, who happens to be—and not coincidentally, I believe—the patron saint of both mice and cats.

I can’t find a novena to this wonderful saint who shares a feast day with St. Patrick, so I’m writing one. (For a lovely selection of novenas you can have emailed directly to you so you can remember to pray nine days in a row, visit here.)

Novena to St. Gertrude of Nivelles

Dear St. Gertrude, you have long been venerated as a patron against rats and mice. Please intercede for us, we pray, and ask God to rid our home of all mice. We ask for your prayers as we work to reclaim our home as ours alone, free from mice and any other pests. May this time sharing our space with mice also strengthen us as a family and be fruitful for us spiritually, drawing us ever closer to our Father in Heaven. Amen.

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Prayer To Get Rid Of Pests

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Have you ever had a problem with mice? Or maybe cockroaches? Ants? Whatever pest has invaded your home, the effects can be more than annoying. Below we will talk about Prayer To Get Rid Of Pests, prayer to get rid of flies and patron saint against pests.

These creatures give new meaning to “be fruitful and multiply.” And they seem to outsmart us in both imagination and perseverance.

Happily, the Church recognizes your pain and in her wisdom, has provided a “Deprecatory Blessing Against Pests” that can be prayed by a priest. So when the pests won’t seem to go away, call the exterminator … and the priest.

prayer to get rid of flies

The priest vests in surplice and purple stole, and coming to the field or place infested with these creatures, says:

Antiphon: Arise, Lord, help us; and deliver us for your kindness’ sake.

Ps 43.1: O God, our ears have heard, our fathers have declared to us.

All: Glory be to the Father ….

P: As it was in the beginning …

All: Arise, Lord, help us; and deliver us for your kindness’ sake.

P: Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All: Who made heaven and earth.

P: Lord, heed my prayer.

All: And let my cry be heard by you.

P: The Lord be with you.

All: And with your spirit.

Let us pray.

We entreat you, Lord, be pleased to hear our prayers; and even though we rightly deserve, on account of our sins, this plague of mice (or locusts, worms, etc.), yet mercifully deliver us for your kindness’ sake. Let this plague be expelled by your power, and our land and fields be left fertile, so that all it produces redound to your glory and serve our necessities; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.

Let us pray.

Almighty everlasting God, the donor of all good things, and the most merciful pardoner of our sins; before whom all creatures bow down in adoration, those in heaven, on earth, and below the earth; preserve us sinners by your might, that whatever we undertake with trust in your protection may meet with success by your grace. And now as we utter a curse on these noxious pests, may they be cursed by you; as we seek to destroy them, may they be destroyed by you; as we seek to exterminate them, may they be exterminated by you; so that delivered from this plague by your goodness, we may freely offer thanks to your majesty; through Christ our Lord.
All: Amen.


I cast out you noxious vermin, by God + the Father almighty, by Jesus + Christ, His only-begotten Son, and by the Holy + Spirit. May you speedily be banished from our land and fields, lingering here no longer, but passing on to places where you can do no harm. In the name of the almighty God and the entire heavenly court, as well as in the name of the holy Church of God, we pronounce a curse on you, that wherever you go you may be cursed, decreasing from day to day until you are obliterated. Let no remnant of you remain anywhere, except what might be necessary for the welfare and use of mankind. Be pleased to grant our request, you who are coming to judge both the living and the dead and the world by fire.
All: Amen.

The places infested are sprinkled with holy water.

prayer to get rid of flies

Do you have bugs? Or are you worried about bugs infesting your home? If so, this blog post is for you.

We will be addressing all of the bug and infestation concerns that may come up in your home or business. From bedbugs to termites.

For a more spiritual approach, here are some Christian prayers to tackle bugs and pest infestations in your home or apartment.

Our prayers include special requests for protection from any type of pest or insect.

After all the Bible says in Luke 18: 1″…that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;”

Table of Contents
Prayer Against Bugs
Consult a Professional On Getting Rid of Bugs in your Home
Get a Professional to Fumigate your House in the safest way
Prayer Against Bugs
1) Lord Jesus, I pray that you rid the bed bugs from my apartment as long as I live. Please keep me safe and free of pests in your name. Amen!

2) Dear Jesus,

I am writing this to you in faith that the bed bugs will be gone and I hope to never see them again. It is my sincerest prayer for all apartments where ever I live not to have any insects or bed bugs as long as it’s up there with me. Lord, please hear me when I say thank you.

3) I believe in miracles and that is why I am praying to the Lord Jesus who can make this happen. In any apartment that I live in, please let there be no insects or bed bugs as long as I live. Thank you for hearing my prayer!

patron saint against pests

4) Please make this happen within 7 days because these pests are causing me so much stress with their bites; they’re making it difficult to sleep at night too! When an insect infestation happens, the residents can’t enjoy life as we want them to – but you know better than us what’s best and how icky these creatures really are when they creep into our homes. So if you could just come down here one more time then everything will finally go back to normal again before a new problem arises.

5) Lord forgive us our sins and rebuke the devourer on our behalf.

“And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the LORD of hosts”.-Malachi 3: 11

Do these pests keep you up at night and disrupt your life with their incessant buzzing, swarms, and bitings? Then you should Pray.

6) Dear Lord, we pray for those who are plagued by this pesky problem. Help them find peace from the bugs that invade their homes, which makes it hard to sleep at night.

7) We ask that You protect them from any future invasions as well as provide comfort during difficult times when they feel like no one can help them but You alone. In Your name, I pray, Amen.

8) Pray that Lord Jesus should cleanse every toxins and impurity released to your body as a result of bitings from these little creatures.

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Consult a Professional On Getting Rid of Bugs in your Home
Bug infestation is a common problem for homeowners. There are many types of bugs that can be found in your home, and some bugs have more significant implications than others.

If you want to avoid the stress and cost associated with bug infestation, then it’s important to know what kind of pests you’re dealing with before trying to get rid of them yourself.

Bedbug bites usually occur at night when people are sleeping; they bite exposed skin on ankles, feet, arms, and face in order to feed on blood from their host.

We live in a world with bugs and infestation. There are many types of bugs that can come into our homes, and they just seem to multiply over time.

As Christians can be obedient in protecting our homes from all the pests that would like to enter them. Because Jesus lost his life for us on Calvary’s hill, it is up to us to protect what he died for – even if that means from an invasion of ants!

Get a Professional to Fumigate your House in the safest way
Pests are a major issue for households and can cause infections or irritate allergies. If you’re noticing an infestation in your home, it’s time to call the professionals for Fumigation against pests.

It can be very disturbing and unsettling to know that these unwanted visitors are not only invading your space, but they may carry diseases or other harmful substances into your living environment.

Fumigation is the process of applying pesticides to an area through fogging or spraying with the intent to kill all insect life within. Fumigation also includes treatment for odors such as smoke or unpleasant smells by using chemicals like formaldehyde, chloropicrin, methyl bromide, and carbon disulfide.

This type of pest control service should be taken seriously because it can produce toxic gases when completed incorrectly which could lead to injury and illness for homeowners if they are exposed to them.

It is important to contact a professional for fumigation services. Fumigations are highly effective at removing pests from homes and buildings.

Mathew 26: 41 says “Watch and pray…”