Orange County, Anaheim Rat Control Situation:
David, I was able to find your article on rats in the walls which I think I have at my home. It is very disturbing because it is loud scratching of the walls in the mornings all different areas of the home. Do you make calls to homeowners to help find and help them with their problems? If so, what number may I call you to set something up to come to my home and help me? I have been told to call an exterminator. Thank you in advance, Sharon
David - I have been looking at your site and am very impressed. I live near the water in dense vegetation and have an ongoing rat problem. I have tried plenty and your site mirrors what to do and not to do. I have just spent 2 full days sealing the underfloor area of my house and am about to close off some air-conditioning pipe ducting. I would like to put a one-way funnel on the last access point for a few days before I then seal it off completely. Hopefully to help any unwanted residents to depart. I am wondering what size opening you have been using on your one way funnels? I know this is a difficult question, but any sort of guide will help.Traps are awkward for me as I have roofspaces that are inaccessable to humans without wall removal. Thanks so much. Stephen Anaheim CA.
Hi David, I have at least one rat in my ceiling with no way to get to it short of cutting through the drywall. I have a suspicion how they're getting in, and want to close it up, but I'd like to do so when the chances are greatest that he's out looking for water or whatnot. Is there a time of day or night when it's most likely that he'll be out? I live in Los Angeles where the weather is dry and increasingly warm. Thanks, Craig
Anaheim Rat Control Tip of The Week
The Steps To Get Rats Out Of A Wall
Rats are sneaky pests and will often find their ways through the cavity of walls. These cavities are usually their hideouts and pathways as they move around your house. But there are instances when they get stuck and are unable to find their way out.
Do you have a rat problem in your house, whereby a rat is stuck in the wall and you are looking for a way to get it out? This is no doubt a very difficult task to do, but right here we will be putting you through the process on how to get it out.
The Following Steps Will Guide You On How To Get Rats Out Of Your Wall:
1. When it comes to getting rats out of a wall, the first step you have to take is to look out for every possible entry and exit point around the wall. You intend to remove it, so don't allow it to get away by leaving those holes open. If you find any hole around the wall, you need to block it temporarily.
2. After ensuring that there are no surprise exit points, the next thing you need to do is to find the location of the rat in the wall. Figuring this out is quite easy. All you have to do is knock the wall and wait for the rat to make a scratching noise. Do this repeatedly until you can find its precise location in the wall.
3. The next line of action is to find a way to remove the rat. Ideally, there are two ways to go about it. But your choice of method depends on the location of the rat in the wall. If the rat is at the upper part of the wall, all you have to do is look down into the cavity with a bright flashlight from the top of the wall or the roof space and try removing the rat using a grab stick.
On the other hand, if the rat is at the bottom of the wall, you need to cut a small hole through the wall at the exact location of the rat and carefully remove it without allowing it to escape.
Finally, you need to seal up the hole you created and every other hole leading to the cavity of the wall to prevent this problem from repeating itself.