El Paso County, Colorado Springs Rat Control Situation:
Hi David: I am dealing with a rodent issue in my apartment, I am constantly cleaning feces and washing and mopping and bleaching the areas in which they seem to deficate. It seems to be less now that I have put down the poison to kill them and send them to their nest. I now see that they are eating the bait by the change in the color of the fece, what is your safety recommendations on continued cleaning and what diseases might be associated with your field or house mice. Also I now see larger pellets. I am worried that the mouse might be larger then they were before. May God bless and keep you Andra
Hi David, I just looked at your website and found it very interesting,I've had rats in the roof of my house for many years and I'm just in the process of eliminating every possibly entry point as you explained. I've tried the poison and totally agree with what you say about that. When I look around my house I can actually see where they would be getting in.You say it's best to block every entry point while the rats are still there, and then trap what rats are blocked in,, yes that makes sense to me .Well thanks again for the most informative website . regards Colin in Colorado Springs
Colorado Springs Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Can I Do About A Trap-Shy Rat?
There are instances where rats tend to be trap-shy by trying as much as possible not to get too close to the trap to avoid getting caught. This particular situation can be a result of several reasons. The first and most common reason is that the rats have witnessed other rats getting trapped. Another reason is that the rats might be scared of the newly introduced object along their route.
Whatever the reason might be, getting the rats to put aside their fears and go for the bait requires a whole lot of planning and patience. Right here, we will be taking you through what you can do to stop the rats in your home from being trap-shy.
Aside from being a very common household pest, rats are habitual and will study their environment as much as they can in other to easily detect when something goes wrong or differs from the way it used to be. This naturally prompts them into being trap-shy when they notice the unusual new trap in their environment.
To stop this and make the rats in your home attracted to baits, you are going to have to take your time and repeat the following process continuously. The first thing you have to do is to make the rats in your home feel comfortable around the traps. To achieve this, all you have to do is place unset traps along their route and let them move around it without getting trapped. Naturally, rats like to move around on sawdust. You can also place sawdust on and around the traps to make it more appealing to them and make them feel comfortable and safe around the trap.
After doing that for a while, you can then go ahead and set the traps with bait. To increase your chances of trapping them, you can choose to place sawdust on and around the traps.