Bibb County, Macon Rat Control Situation:
Hi David, I'm trying to catch/kill a rat in my garage. I've set 3 snap traps and he has "snapped" all three of them but still got away. I did notice some blood on the 3rd snap trap but that's it. How do you think he got away from all 3? Is he too big for the traps to be effective? or was his head just not in the right place when the trap snapped? I placed them all along walls with the bait close to the wall. I've reset all my traps but so far he appears scared to go towards any of them. Any ideas?
Hi - I live in Manufactured house in a heavy wooded area. I am not sure if I have mice or rats, but I do have problems occasionally and too late already used poison. Can you tell me the average charge to hire someone and also where we might look for opening in manufactured house as there is no attic and only a crawl space underneath the house. I am terrified of these critters and do not want them in my house. Will they be attracted bu rawhide and such types of dog bones? As I have two dogs and it is hard to keep track of there chew stuff they like to hide. Thanks for any advice you can spare.
Macon Rat Control Tip of The Week
Animals that rats kill
The fact that rats pose several health risks and safety hazards makes them one of the most detested pests in many households. These rodents cause a whole lot of nuisance by disrupting the peace of your home with their scurrying and scratchy sounds when allowed to multiply and breed in your house. These reasons usually prompt many homeowners to look for the best possible way to get rid of them.
While trying to get rid of them, you need to also understand the fact that these rodents are capable of killing other animals. You might be wondering how an animal of this size can kill other animals. The fact is that rats are very aggressive animals with special skills when it comes to attacking their prey.
Although, the chances of this happening depend on many factors. For instance, rats will only kill or attempt to kill other animals when they are starving or they want to take over an area initially occupied by other rodents.
The most common animals that rats do attack and kill is mice. These two rodents share the same ecological niche; hence they often interact with each other. In the process of relating with one another, the scavenging instinct of rats might set in, prompting them to hunt and kill mice.
Asides from mice, rats also come in contact with and may kill cats and dogs. Cases like this occur once in a while and to only cats and dogs that are small in size or already suffering from preexisting illnesses.
Having shared this, if you are keeping a cat or dog as a pet in your house, chances are that the rats in your home will kill your pets when they have the opportunity to. Since rats are omnivorous, there are no limits to what they can feed on.