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If you are seeing rats in your home, you need to take steps to get them out now. If you do not the problem will quickly become much worse making it much more difficult to remove them. Keep reading so your home will be free of these pesky rodents.
Do an Inspection
You need to determine how the rats are getting into your home before you start the process of getting them out. If you do not, more rats will keep coming in, making your efforts worthless. Start looking outside and look for cracks in doors, spaces in your foundation, drains that are damaged, and gaps around vents. Check inside your home for ways the rodents can get in. For example, they may be getting in through drains or vents.
Once you find where the rats are coming in, seal these gaps both inside and outside your home. You can use caulking or wire wool to close the gaps. Either of these things will make it very difficult for a rat to get through.
Use Trapping or Poison
Instead of using poisons, you can use trapping to get the rats out of your home. Just make sure you use a lot of traps in different areas where you have seen the rats. Put bait on the traps, such as bananas, cheese, or peanut butter. Rats are drawn to these things and will eat them. Once they do the trap will go off and kill them. When purchasing traps make sure you purchase traps made for rats and not mice. Rats are much larger than mice and mice traps will not normally kill them.
Snap traps are often used, which will snap when the rat steps on the trap and break their neck. There are also electronic traps that kill rats with an electric current. You can find rats that actually help catch other rats without harming them. You can then take the rats to another place, such as an open field away from homes.
If you want to use poisons, make sure it is made to kill rats and that you follow directions on how to use them. There are some poisons that are placed outside your home to kill the rats before they get in.
If you continue to see rats in your home, contact a pest control company for rodent treatment. They will find all of the ways the rats are getting in and get them out of your home for you.Share
10 December 2021