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
Rat Damage In The Attic
Having rats in your attic is substantially more than only an irritation. These rodents can cause a lot of harm, mainly because they are generally social animals that live in groups. There is a chance of the rats in your attic putting your family in danger of getting a disease, and these animals will likewise cause physical damage to your attic.
The essential harm that rats will cause in an attic is leaving their waste products behind, especially excrement. Depending on the number of rats in the attic and how long they were there, there can be a significant measure of these waste products, requiring serious clean-up. In some cases, the urine may even drench into planks of flooring or other wood structures and compromise their integrity. At the very least, the urine and excrement will debase your attic, spreading illness and causing a foul smell. If you don't deal with this smell, it might attract more wildlife to the attic.
Chewing Wires, Pipes, Insulation, And More
Like mice, rats will bite on almost anything you have in your attic, regardless of whether it is a wire, funnel, or something else. Rats are famous for their gnawing behavior and will bite on anything in your attic. In the case of chewed wires, this can result in a serious fire hazard, especially if you don't know that the wire has been compromised. Rats may likewise damage your pipes and insulation from chewing. Without the insulation fit as a fiddle, your home won't manage temperature as effectively, making you spend more cash to run your cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. If you have anything stored in your attic, for example, books or old furnishings, you can expect these also to be damaged by rats. They will likely be chewed and may even end up covered in waste products.