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
What To Do With A Rat After It Is Caught
After successfully catching a rat, people are often faced with the issue of what to do next. There is more to removing rats in your home than just catching it. If you have caught a rat in your home, there are certain things you will have to consider before going ahead with any activity.
The first thing you will have to consider if you caught a live rat is whether to relocate the rat to somewhere far away from your home or kill it. Secondly, you will have to figure out the best way to handle the rat without having any close contact with it, so as not to put your health at risk. Lastly, you will have to make plans on how to thoroughly disinfect your home.
If you are sensitive to animals, the best way to handle this situation is to choose the humane way by relocating the rat somewhere far away from your home after catching it. But at the same time, you need to understand the fact that the rat might not survive in the new environment you intend to introduce it to. Rats are habitual and are usually accustomed to living in the environment they grow up in. When you relocate any rat you caught, it will find it difficult to feed in the new environment. In most cases, these rats don't usually survive more than a few days.
On the other hand, if you have decided to kill the rat after trapping it, it is best to kill it fast and quickly. The best way to do this is to use either a blunt object that is firm and heavy or use a fire weapon.
While doing all of these, you need to protect yourself as much as you can to avoid getting in contact with diseases and pathogens. To do this, wear a pair of gloves while handling the rat and dispose of them immediately after use.