Rats - and mice - are guaranteed to be active wherever human populations are established. Throughout history, rats have been notorious and solely responsible for playing a big part in some of the most devastating worldwide epidemics
Rats are often attracted to the warmth inside your home and the availability of food. However, as they are known to spread infections and are responsible for contaminating foods, it is important to take immediate action to get rid of these pests.
If you already have an established rat problem, or have tried to treat a small infestation yourself using DIY pest control products that haven’t completely worked, then you may need to enlist the help of a professional pest control company like Ehrlich to get rid of them.
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While hiring a professional pest control company is always the most reliable rat control method, there are a variety of DIY rat control tactics you can try. If you are thinking about treating a small rat infestation on your property yourself, you have an option of using either traps or rodenticides.
The following DIY rat control products are available to try and eliminate these pests in your home:
The drawbacks to these snap traps are that they don’t always kill the rodents that they are trying to lure and they can be quite messy when they do!
Snap traps can be an effective non-chemical control method and are generally used where rodenticides (rodent poisons) are not permitted or may pose a hazard or threat to children or pets.
These traps can be a lot more effective if the bait is laced with a rodenticide as long as the location that they are placed will not pose a hazard to children or pets. By lacing the bait in the trap with rodent
Tips for using Snap Traps:
The biggest problem with poisons is that rats can travel a fair distance between eating the poison bait and it taking effect. This means you may find decomposing rats in hard to reach places.
Ehrlich Pest Control uses the below solutions to eliminate or prevent rat infestations in residential homes:
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