Dane County, Madison Rat Control Situation:
Hi my name is Sabrina. I own a beautiful home in Madison WI. I have an area in my garage where the drywall was removed near my water heater. I was sound asleep tonight and woke up to this really loud scratching noise above my bed. I'm a total scaredy cat and I have no idea what to do. Last week I was asleep and the doorbell kept going off but no one there then the actual doorbell box Above the closest started buzzing so loud And I climbed on the chair and it smelt like it was burning I called the fire dept and thank god they disconnected it. It was burning. Do you think this may be a big critter it sounds so big and I'm so scared. Please help me.
Hello, I own a two flat brick building. I live on the first floor. I have set traps and attempted to close up all holes in my home. However I heard some scratching in my ceiling and in the walls. What can I do that is not so expensive.
We just recently got a rat or mouse in the house and we assumed it upstairs since we heard scratching and walking. We set traps and we seemed to be waiting long for it to finally work. However, we realized it wasn't upstairs but between the downstairs ceiling and upstairs floor. It's hard to put a trap between the floor. We are confused on what to do. Some advice on how to solve the problem would be great.
I have been searching the internet for clues on my husband memory and confusion issues. I came across your article. Almost two yeas ago he cleaned out a shed that had been invaded by rats and squirrels, he did wear a mask for some of the time but once he got used to the smell he did not use it any more. Now he shows sign of dementia or allzimers. I have trouble with that as I can't get out of my mind the feeling that it is related to that filthy building. The smell was over powering even from standing outside of the door. Could there be a link? Thanks
Madison Rat Control Tip of The Week
Can A Rat Be A Good Pet?
Rats are naturally affectionate, inquisitive, intelligent, and playful. So if you know you can keep up with the responsibility of taking care of it, there is no harm in keeping a rat as a pet. Rats are very clean animals, which means you won't have to worry much about it dirtying your home.
Just like other pets, rats are very easy to train. This is due to their high level of intelligence and empathy. To do this, all you need is a dedicated trainer with a good portfolio on how to train rats. When you have that in place, you can easily call your pet rat and it will respond to you. There is even some well-trained rat that can fetch balls when you instruct them to do so.
The most attractive quality of rats is their compassion. When another rat is not in a good state or in distress, you will see other rats rally round the rat in distress and show compassion and empathy in their little way. This particular quality is only common with humans and other few animals.
Also, when rats get accustomed to their owner, they tend to create a long life bond. Due to their level of intelligence, pet rats recognize the sight and voice of their owners and will respond accordingly when they hear or see their owner.
The only sad thing about keeping rats as pets is that they are short-lived compared to other pets like dogs and cats. But you will enjoy the little time you get to spend with them.
If you wish to keep a rat and have a pet, you can go ahead to do that. Rats can make a good pet if you are ready to provide all the care they need.