Union County, Elizabeth Rat Control Situation:
Hi David....I just read your article on mice removal and am having an infestation problem in my attic. I have had several pest control companies over to my house and none of them have been able to solve my problem. The first company I had contracted was called Mack pest control and they threw a bunch of bait pouches around the attic and set traps for " Flying squirrels" which there were no flying squirrels and then eventually gave up. The next company I hired was a company called Apex Pest and Termite, again they failed to find the entrance points and eventually gave up as well. The current company I have is Orkin and they have not been able to pinpoint where the mice are getting in either. In fact the latest technician put down (4) glue boards in the attic and a block of the green poison bars in the center of each glue board lol. I am definitely not an expert in rodent control...but I highly doubt that is the proper method. This has been an ongoing problem now for 3 years, I have a 3,000 sq.ft. vinyl siding house with a pretty huge attic so the possible entry points could be anywhere, I would greatly appreciate any help you could give me on this matter, such as what company I could hire or an effective do-it-yourself strategy. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
Elizabeth Rat Control Tip of The Week
Is Trapping Rats Legal?
When it comes to trapping rats, there has been a misconception for quite some time as many house owners think it is illegal. This is nothing but a myth, so if you are planning to get a trap to remove the rats in your home, you are legally allowed to do so.
Rats are one of the most destructive household pests. Being carriers of diseases and different types of disease-causing organisms, they contaminate the surface of your home and any of your food substances that they come in contact with. Also, these pests bring in highly inflammable materials into your home and rip off electrical cables that are capable of igniting a fire. All these clearly show how dangerous they are to you and your property and why you need to get rid of them as early as you can.
Apart from the need to get rid of this major household pest, the use of traps is the fastest and the best way to get rid of rats. Although, the use of glue traps has been labeled by PETA and The Humane Society as an inhumane way of trapping rats. With the exception of the inhumane aspect of glue traps, the use of traps is completely legal.
So if you are thinking of removing the rats in your home, you can go ahead and use a trap.