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
Reasons Why Rats Die Inside Attics And Houses
They Get Thirsty:
Rats often get thirsty when they have ingested any type of poison or when they cannot find their way out of a house. When rats go in search of water, they go towards an area where they will be closest to the outside world. When they have difficulty getting out of the home, they may find themselves in the attic close by their water source that they desperately need but unable to access a way out of the home.
They Get Poisoned On The Way Back To The Nest:
Rats will often travel throughout the home after they've been poisoned. Because poison often takes a bit of time to take effect, a rat might make its way up to the attic to stay warm and then die on its way back from the attic.
They Bleed Out:
Rats that have been affected by spring traps and other means for capturing may bleed out if they sustained serious injuries. This can happen quite quickly especially if the rat has made its way up to the attic to try and escape. This often becomes the final resting space for rats and this can eventually lead to foul odors.
They Get Stuck In Glue Traps:
Glue traps can be another cause for a rat to get stuck in an attic area. When a rat gets stuck in a glue trap it's possible that it will simply die in the area which can lead to people finding the rat or the rat causing a series of issues with smells and rotting. Glue traps are commonly placed in attics because this can be an easy place as it is out of sight for pets, toddlers, and home/business owners.