East Baton Rouge County, Baton Rouge Rat Control Situation:
Good morning,I was just looking at your web site and I hope you can help. We have a wooden shed in our garden, and have found rat droppings inside. We put some poison down and they took it, happy days you say? Next day more fresh droppings so we put traps down with rasher in them, come back the next day bait is gone, they took bait without setting off the traps. So I set about adjusting the traps to make them more sensative and reset them I go out this morning and they have done it again bait gone and NO rat . Please help as this is causing no end of problems for us, many thanks Brian
David, Thanks for putting this awesome resource together. We've been fighting rats in our attic since we purchased our house a year ago. We've had three companies out - right now we have Terminix but they are just setting traps, glue boards, and bait around the house outside. We've done the fox urine thing as well. I've sealed every opening I can find, but they seem to still find a way in. Oddly, they seem to stay around the master bedroom/bath - we even hear them now under the bathtub, which is a recent development. Last year I put wire mesh screens clamped down on all vents leading up to the roof. I'm going to try calling Pest Tech as I need a complete solution. Thanks again for the informative resource.
Baton Rouge Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Equipment Do I Need To Trap A Rat?
Trapping a rat is not as difficult as it seems, provided you have the right kind of equipment. Rats are a highly intelligent household pest with prior knowledge of your unyielding intentions to either get them killed or captured. As a result of this, they will try as much as possible to run for their lives whenever they get the chance to.
For you to outsmart them and make your plans to trap them successfully, you need good quality traps set up at the spot the rats in your house pass through the most and the right process of setting these traps.
Have you decided to trap the rats in your home and you are looking for the equipment to use and the right way to go about this? The first thing you have to do to achieve your objective is to discover the exact routes of the rats in your house. These are the places you will be setting your traps once you are ready to capture them.
After that, the next thing you have to put in place is the right kind for bait. A good bait should help attract rats and not any other pest or animal in your home. If you just chose a random food substance as bait, you might end up trapping the pets in your home instead of the target pest.
After putting all of that in place, the most important piece of equipment you need to trap a rat is a good quality trap. Your choice of trap depends on whether you want to kill the rats with the trap or just trap them and later release them far away from your home.
If you choose to kill them directly with the trap, a lethal rat trap will be most appropriate. The only issue with the use of this trap is that you will have to get multiple traps and set them at different locations because this kind of trap can't trap more than one rat at a time.
On the other hand, if you choose to trap the rats and release them afterward, a one-way entry door trap will also be most appropriate. Also, while setting up either of these traps, you need to protect yourself at all times from the bacteria spread by the rats by wearing a pair of gloves and a protective mask.