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.
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How To Identify Rat Feces And Where Is It Found?
Dark Brown In Color:
You can recognize the look of rat droppings for their dark brown color. Unlike other animals that have darker feces, rats have a darker brown that does not border upon black.
The shape is often spindle and tapered to be less conspicuous. Most rats have a spindle shape for their feces and the pieces will be no larger than a grain of rice.
Each rat can produce up to 40 droppings in a single evening and this can mean that you are likely to find a series of piles across your home especially if you are facing a larger rat population. As you continue to identify the look of rat feces across your home, you are going to notice piles and likely find rats nearby.
Keep An Eye Out For Rub Marks:
Rub marks are another common sign that you have rats in your home. Rats naturally have grease or dirt on their body and because of their poor eyesight they often leave a series of smudges across your home. The darker marks show areas where the rats are regularly moving throughout your home and potentially entering into areas like the walls. If you started to notice various areas where there could be marks and feces, this offers an excellent chance that you could have a rat inside your home.
Be Careful While Cleaning:
Rats carry a series of diseases and it's very important that you are able to clean up any feces that you find to prevent the chance that a family pet will get into it or that you could be exposed to potential diseases.