Getting rid of a rat infestation with poison will reduce their population but at a tremendous cost to other living things, from the most inconsequential insect to pets and children. Because of the drugs that manufacturers use to eradicate rodents, the risks of secondary poisoning when using poisoned baits for rats are high. Even though it’s legal to use poisonous baits for rats, history can teach us a lesson about the long-term risks regarding the now outlawed DDT.Read More
For homeowners across the country, one of the most frustrating aspects of having a rat problem is how challenging it can be to effectively get rid of these rodents. We’ve heard from countless people who have struggled for weeks, months, or longer to get rid of rats using snap or glue traps, poison, and other techniques. But it seems that no matter how hard they try, and how many supplies they purchase, those pesky rodents keep returning.Read More
If you’re experiencing a rat problem, it’s understandable that you want the creatures out of your home as quickly as possible. If you’re like most homeowners, you’ve probably assumed that all rat traps are basically the same—right?
You might be surprised to learn that there are actually more than 50 subspecies of rats, each with its own physical characteristics, behavioral traits, and in many cases, specific diet. Understanding some of the most common types of rats can help you to identify what kind of rat you’re dealing with—which can go a long way toward ridding your home of them for good.Read More
Discovering a rat problem in your home can be extremely stressful. It’s no wonder most homeowners turn to the four most common rat traps to try to take care of the infestation quickly: snap traps, glue traps, poison, and rat “zappers.”
But these solutions have several inherent problems. First of all, they cause a painful, often lengthy death for the poor rodent. It’s not as if you want to torture these creatures; you just don’t want them in your home anymore. To make matters worse, these common traps aren’t actually very effective at fixing rat problems, so using them often results in a waste of time and money.
Here, we count down four of the most commonly used non-humane rat trap solutions—and why you should avoid them.Read More
Coping with a rodent problem is near the top of the list of many homeowners’ worst nightmares, and with good reason: It’s icky knowing that rats or mice are scurrying around your property. But with so many options to deal with your rat problem, which one is best? Especially when the traditional ways of dealing with rodents are downright awful. That is where humane rat traps come in to play.
Snap traps don’t always work as intended; instead, they can severely injure a rodent and force it to endure a long and painful death. Glue traps are actually designed to work this way: The mouse or rat walks over the trap, gets stuck, and then slowly dies of starvation or dehydration.
Poison isn’t much better: Not only does this option potentially expose your children and pets to a hazardous substance; it also ensures a painful, drawn-out death for the unassuming rodent.Read More
When you have a rodent problem, ridding your home of rats or mice can be a challenge. But when an infestation happens at your place of work—such as in a school, warehouse, or complex—the presence of rodents can become even more problematic.Read More
If you’ve ever had a rat problem in your home, you know just how frustrating the situation can be to resolve. Rest assured, you’re not alone: Nearly 30 percent of U.S. households have had a rodent invasion. It can happen to anyone, anywhere. The trick is evicting the rats before the problem gets out of hand.Read More