Rats are known to mess with peoples internal home affairs since the dawn of times. There is a common saying which goes Where humans live, the rat lives; what humans eat, the rat eats.So if you are a home owner, check this! The apparently slim chance that you will have to deal with these rodents in the near future is constantly growing, especially if you dont have a clue how to repel them from your property (90% simply dont, and end up being forced to hire professional rat exterminators, which is not a bad thing, but requires more spending).
DISCLAIMER: There are many websites out there (mostly ran by wildlife removal companies) which claim none of the do it yourself rat eradication solutions that we are going to talk in this article actually work. The thing is, most of these companies just want to sell you their pest control services. They wouldnt approve of a DYI rat control method even if it worked like charm. So it is up to you to decide which way to go, either learn to handle a rat problem yourself or pay a professional company with years of experience to do it. Both work well in my opinion, when done right.
If you decide to do it on your own, you have to stay informed and always be ready to face these creatures!Thats why we created RatControlTips.com,to help beginners like YOU find a reliable, fast and easy solution to their rat problems, in just a few clicks of a rat mouse 😉
Alright, so in case you dont have the money to hire a professional rat exterminator, let the experts from your local pest control company do the job, or you simply want to save cash and learn the art of getting rid of these pesky rodents on your own, a.k.a do it yourself rat control, then here are your options: you can either repel/deter, trap or poison them. Shooting rats is probably not very safe because they are fast and, by the way, ammunition costs a lot of money these days. Just kidding 😉
Its always a much better option to keep rats away from your property, not reach the point when your house is already infested and avoid searching for options to exterminate them afterwards. Well talk about how to repel rats, efficiently, for good; and avoid bloody killing them, whenever possible.
Well also check the natural rat repellents first. These methods are more or less humane, but one thing for sure, if you take action, you will get rid of the rat problem, one way or another.
Note that each method was carefully analyzed, therefore providing both PROS & CONS on why it should or should NOT be used to get rid of rats. Please click on the above links to read about each individual diy rat control technique.
Most rat poisons, also known as rodenticides by their scientific name, are made from chemicals, with the sole purpose of killing rodents. Using rat poison to repel rats still continues to be a very controversial solution, due to its harmful effects on the surrounding environment, house pets and even humans. There have been multiple reports of fatal accidents, due to cats, dogs and other pets being in close proximity to rodenticides.
Sure, but its extremely difficult due to their nature of being scavengers. These rodents eat tiny bits from every single piece of food they find, then simply wait or move to something else. If they dont get sick, they would probably return and consume the remains.
Some professionals make use of rodenticides when dealing with commercial pest control, especially on larger open-air properties and in buildings where no humans live.
If you are a beginner and dont have any experience getting rid of rodents using rat poison, I highly recommend that you stay away from any type of rodenticides, or at least consult with a pest control expert before attempting to.
Fore more information on this subject, please read our in-depth article on rat poison.
Traps have been used to catch and kill rats for a long, long time. These devices have proven to be one of the most efficient ways to deal with all kinds of pest rodents, big or small. Both home-owners and professional pest control companies make use of them nowadays.
The main problem with using rat traps is rodents suspicion towards new objects, thats why usually only young, totally inexperienced rats get caught. Rodents that manage to survive get more experienced and you will find it extremely difficult to kill them with such devices later down the road. Everything that doesnt kill you only makes you stronger, they say. Well, believe it or not, this applies to everything in this universe, including rats 😉
All rat traps are divided into two main categories: lethal and non-lethal. People who dont like blood, killing things and creatures, even if these are considered harmful pest, usually tend to stay away from lethal methods and prefer more humane ones.
Here are a few types of rat traps that you should be aware of: live cage traps, glue traps, electronic traps, standard slap-traps.
Since rat traps are one of the most efficient ways to get rid of these pesky inhabitants of your house, there is much more to be said, written and analyzed on this topic, so we invite you to read our in-depth article on rat traps.
3000 words later, we are happy to have shed a little bit of light in your search for the most popular do it yourself (DIY) rat control methods. No matter what solution you choose to repel rats away, always remember to keep your house clean and do everything possible to prevent these rodents from finding it interesting to nest and breed on your property.
No matter how much we invest in various rat repellents, the best way to stop them is to physically block their access to whatever spot they want to reach. But this is costly, overwhelming and quite difficult, especially taking into consideration we are not officially at war (with rats), right now (or are we?) you may take it easy and either try either a liquid repellent, buy several standard traps from Victor(R) or maybe call your local pest control company for assistance.
At the end of the day, its doesnt really matter what option you choose, staying informed is always a must if you want to be able to get rid of these gnawing creatures, no matter what types of rats you are dealing with.
This is why we created RatControlTips.com 😉
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