Middlesex County, Lowell Rat Control Situation:
I've been dealing with rats for about 2 years now. We have a crawl Space and it seems as though no matter what we do we just don't have any luck. The rats are burrowing in under the house and no matter what we close off or seal they just dig. I now have an empty house next door to me (with a crawl space and it's gotten really bad) they are now commuting to my house. We've had poison and every other lame attempt to kill the rodents but with a crawl space it's hard to catch and seal off everything. As of 2 days ago I started hearing scratching along the floor in one particular area and it's driving me insane. I feel dirty and scared all at the same time. Can you please recommend someone in my area? Everyone is scared to crawl under my house including my husband. We're very clean people, we do have a house cat but no dogs. I'm in Lowell MA and I am getting so desperate.
Hello my names Vanessa I think I have a rat living under my tub we've heard it chewing on everything in the sub floor we put a wooden trap in my vents where I seen it and it carried the trap off I called a pest control place today that told me to try glue traps and bar bait I really don't know what to do so any insight would be greatly appreciated Can you advise which is the best way to get rid of rats (well we think hey are rats in our attic) the environmental health people just keep coming out and putting poison down, but it doesn't seem to make any difference and infact makes the noise even worse.
Lowell Rat Control Tip of The Week
Reasons Why Relocated Rats Don't Survive Out Of Their Usual Territory
After trapping a rat in your home, you will have to decide either to kill it or relocate it. If killing a rat doesn't go down well with you because it makes you feel inhumane, you will be left with no other option but to relocate it.
If you have decided to relocate a trapped rat into a new territory, you need to understand the fact that it might not survive. Despite being a very smart household pest, rats find it very difficult to cope in a new environment for several reasons. The following are the reasons why a relocated rat won't survive out of their usual territory.
The first reason why rats won't survive in a new environment is that they are accustomed to their old environment. They have spent their entire life studying where they stay, knowing the exact place to find water and food in order to survive daily. Transferring this survival instinct to a new environment is a quite difficult thing to do for rats. As a result of these differences, they will find it difficult to locate food and water which they need to survive in any environment they are relocated to.
The presence of predators in the new environment is another reason why rats will find it difficult to survive. Animals like cats, snakes, and birds hunt for rats and will take advantage of the fact that the newly introduced rat doesn't know its way around to capture it.
When you introduce a rat into a new environment, it is going to meet other street rats that are already accustomed to that specific environment. Rats being animals that exhibit dominance in the form of hierarchy, where the submissive group is traumatized by the dominant rats, your rat will face multiple brutal battles and might end up in bad shape in the process. Over time, they will either get killed or too weak to look for food and shelter.
All these clearly show why any rat you decide to relocate might never survive the effects of leaving your home and being transferred into a new environment.