If you have discovered rats in your house, you are probably in a bit of a panic. These pests can destroy your home and they carry disease, which puts them at the top of the list of unwanted houseguests. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to get rid of rats and return order to your home.
First and foremost, it is important to take steps to eradicate rats at the first sign of a problem. If you are noticing droppings, you hear them burrowing in the walls or you are spotting them scurrying around your home or business, it is time to take action. The problem will only get worse.
When it comes to getting rid of rats, you have a few options:
Typically, this is the best solution if you know that there are only a few rats and the problem hasn’t escalated yet. However, it is a good idea to purchase more traps than you might think you need. Place the traps along walls since rats like to travel close to walls to avoid being seen. Begin by using unset traps so that the rats get used to taking bait from the traps and being to trust the trap. Once you are sure they are taking the bait, you can set the traps and capture the rats.
If there is a sizable infestation, you may want to turn to baiting, which uses poison to eliminate rats. However, this method is best left up to the experts to avoid harming pets and children who may come into contact with the bait.
In some cases, both trapping and baiting will need to be used to get rid of the rat population.
Call a Pest Expert
Your third option is to call a pest expert who will be able to safely implement trapping and baiting techniques and ensure that all the rats are removed and your home is protected from further infestations.
To make sure that you can successfully rid your home of rats, contact the professionals at PMi Pest Management. We will use the latest techniques to safely and effectively remove rats and keep your family safe. Call us today to get a free estimate.