An infestation of rats or mice creates a dangerous situation for humans and pets with the threat of disease. Contact with the pests, their droppings or urine can create health hazards, but rat damages costs can mount rapidly. Rats and mice can cause expensive damage to home and business structures, HVAC equipment and wiring in attics and automobiles.
We recently spoke with Gary Menin Sr. the head of the Massachusetts chapter of Raptors Are The Solution (R.A.T.S.). Gary discusses his fascination with birds of prey, why they are so vital to our eco-system, and how rodenticides have impacted their population.
Dubbed the “rat capital” of America, the abundance of garbage makes Chicago an ideal location for rats. The many buildings provide shelter for rats while they dine on excessive trash. Chicago’s primary species is the brown rat. This highly dominant species has edged out the black rat...
American Rat Trap Laws The notion that American rat trap laws make rat and mouse traps illegal is mostly a myth. However, there are some areas that require you to have a permit to possess traps so you may need to check with your state about that. However, certain techniques, such as pellets are no longer legal.
Why is your rat trap not working? In our experience, this fundamental issue is a common culprit to tripping up trap success — it isn’t location, it isn’t bait, and it isn’t the trap. Its food competition!