Making Sure Your Home Is Free Of Rats And Other Rodents

 

Children love hamsters, because they are cute little fur babies. However, the same thing cannot be said about the warm-blooded rodent known as a rat. Rats can be found nearly everywhere, making it more likely that one will get into your home some day. Just the thought of a rat sharing your home can be very disturbing, which is why it is crucial to hire a professional pest exterminator. An exterminator has the tools and skills to keep your home pest-free and your family happy.

 

Felines

 

Believe it or not, rats are just afraid of felines, as humans are rats. With this being said, if you want to deter rats from taking up residence in your home, you should consider investing in a feline. Cats are wonderful hunters and can detect a rat from a mile away. A healthy, active cat can rid your home of a rat infestation in a matter of days. If you do decide to get a cat, be sure to adopt one from your local humane society. These facilities are designed to house cats and dogs on a short-term basis and adopt them out to reliable people like you.

 

If you are unlucky and end up with a lazy cat do not give up, because you can always fall back on your first choice, the pest exterminator.

 

Rat Traps

 

If you have the patience and nerve, you can always monitor the rats’ behavior patterns. Try to find out where the rats are nesting and feeding, which is probably within proximity of the kitchen. Rattraps are great for capturing rats, but you will need to place them in areas where the rats frequent. The only downside to using these products is more often than the not, the rat will still be alive. This can be very disturbing for someone that finds rodents disgusting.

 

Rat glue traps are much easier to deal with, because you do not need to unclip the trap to remove the rat. The glue is nontoxic and powerful enough to entrap a small or medium rat, cockroaches, spiders, and scorpions. Also, you can toss the entire trap, with the rat in the trash, because these traps are disposable and very affordable. Even though the glue is nontoxic, you should avoid placing the trap in places frequented by animals and children.

 

Rat Poison

 

Rat poison works very effectively, but it contains ingredients that can be harmful to humans and animals. Be sure to read the instruction, before opening the package and always wear gloves, when handling toxic products.