Clark County, Las Vegas Rat Control Situation:
Hi David, I came across your informative site and was hoping you might be able to shed some advice on a situation. I have one single solitary mouse which I've had in my house for months! This thing will not go for any baited mouse trap, from a snap trap to a RatZapper. I've tried varieties of peanut butter for bait, bacon and anything else I found suggested online. This little SOB has eaten drywall and has gnawed clothes and so far I have been unsuccessful in capturing or killing the varmint. It won't eat the warfarin (blue) or the grain colored (beige) bait blocks. I've even tried the anti-freeze with no success. I really feel frosted and hate the idea of having to spend money on a professional to eliminate one lone mouse so I'm hoping you may be able to give me a suggestion I've overlooked. Thanks, Rob Lone mouse, huh? Have you tried sealing your house shut so that it can't get outside any more? Do that, and you'll have no problem catching it. House has been sealed for almost 5 months and checked AND CONFIRMED by two different contractors. I had even taken my house security camera system and set up the cameras in the house. One mouse and only one mouse. I guess it's something you can't help me with!
Las Vegas 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.