About Me - Rat Expert

My name is David. I've been a professional rat control expert for nine years. I hit the ground running in 2003, with over 200 rat control jobs in my first year. At first, I had a lot of trouble. Permanent rat control is not easy. I experimented with dozens of different traps and techniques. Ultimately, experience taught me what works and what does not. Because rat control is so challenging, it took me a long while before I got truly good at it. I now consider myself amongst the top rat removal experts in the country - far better than any big pest control company employee or rat exterminator in the country.

I offer complete rat control, and all the necessary services that go with it - rat trapping, dead rat removal, attic cleanup, but MOST OF ALL - SEALING BUILDINGS SHUT so that rats can never get back in again. You do not want to hire a rat exterminator who uses poison. That's a horrible approach. Only sealing the building and trapping and removing the rats will solve the problem. To learn more, go back to the How to Get Rid of Rats home page.

More Rat Articles I've Written:
How to Get Rid of Dead Rats
How to Kill Rats
Does Rat Poison Make Rats Thirsty
Rat Repellent
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your House
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Walls
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Kitchen
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Garage
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Attic
How to Get Rid of Rats in a Barn
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Basement
How to Get Rid of Rats in the Ceiling
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Garden
How to Get Rid of Rats in the Insulation
How to Get Rid of Rats in the Crawlspace
How to Get Rid of Rats in Your Yard
How to Get Rid of Rats in a Restaurant
How to Clean Rat Feces and Urine

How to tell if your house has rats - If you’re wondering how to tell if your house has rats, you need only look for a few basic things. Rats are larger than mice and will leave droppings that are much larger than those of a mouse. Rat droppings are about the size of a bean, and are often dark in color. These can be confused with squirrel droppings. If large pieces of feces have been found, look to the rest of the building to determine if the animal is a rat or a squirrel. Squirrels tend to live in attics and eaves. These tree-goers do not want to be too far from the outside. Unlike a rat, squirrels look to a house only for shelter. Rats will invade much deeper into the home, living in walls, ceilings, floors, basements, etc. A rat will also be more limited in the areas where it leaves waste. Rats like to mark their routes of travel with feces and urine. They will not leave random droppings throughout the home. Squirrels are less picky, leaving waste wherever they travel. Both squirrels and rats are destructive, but chewing or scratching within the walls is likely to be a rat. Because they need to get food from the outside, squirrels like to confine their nests to eaves and attics.

How to set traps to catch rats - You cannot set traps to catch rats without doing something first. Before the removal of rodents, you must find the areas of the home that have let the animals inside. These openings need to be sealed off and repaired. Failure to do this will mean more rats in your home and an unsuccessful trapping session. The rats that have been closed into the building are the ones you will need to trap and remove. These animals will be found doing their same routines; the fact that they cannot leave the house will not bother them immediately. For trap selection, snap traps are the most efficient and effective devices on the market. If you have time and are not worried about swift rodent removal, you can make the attempt with more high-tech devices like electrocution traps. Be warned: Electrocution traps have mixed results. Whatever trap you select, make sure it is placed in an area where you know the rat has been active. Rats like to use the same trails over and over. If you have found droppings, you can bet the rat will return to that location. Multiple traps should be set for maximum efficacy. If no signs of the rat are found, place the traps along walls or on beams where the rodent is likely to travel.

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