Hinds County, Jackson Rat Control Situation:
Had a rat tear off the insulation glued to the underside of my hood. He stuffed it in the heater box and other not so convenient places. Fortunately he didn't chew on a wiring harness, but it still cost me $600 in repairs. Are there any deterrents that will keep them away from the engine compartment?
I wonder if you could help please. I have some sort of critter living in my outside shed (also heard noises in the attic & cavity wall) I have put out trays of poison (one of which has been eaten) however the remaining tray now keeps being covered up with things lying about in the shed (ie, 3" plastic toy, paint scrapers etc & it's a locked shed, so it's not a human !!)) Have you any idea what could be doing this as we also cannot find any evidence of rats/mice (droppings etc) Any help or assistance you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Jackson 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.