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
Are Dogs Good at Keeping Rats Away?
Having rat problems automatically comes with the need to get rid of them. If you have a similar challenge in your home, chances are that you are already thinking about getting the natural enemy of rats to help keep them away. While cats seem to be the most commonly used animal when it comes to keeping rats away, dogs can also play a similar role and even do it better.
There is no denying the fact that cats are great at keeping rats away, but these animals are opportunistic hunters, which simply means that they only kill rats when they see one. Also, as they become older, they begin to develop a lackadaisical attitude towards the hunting and catching of rats.
But in the case of dogs, their hunting spirit becomes fiercer each passing day, and they can be quite aggressive hunters. Also, when dogs become familiar with you, they become territorial and will do everything possible to satisfy you. The moment the dog figures out that you want it to help keep rats away, it will work tirelessly to get this done and will always be on the lookout to catch a passing rat.
To take advantage of the supreme hunting skills of dogs, all you need to do is to get a breed of dog that is very active and train it to follow your commands. Once you can do that, the dog will help keep rats away from your home.