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
Different Types Of Rat Snap Traps
Spring traps for big rodents, such as rats or squirrels, are powerful enough to break the animal's neck or spine. They may break human fingers too, while a customary spring-based mousetrap is probably not going to break a human finger. Rat spring traps may not be sufficiently delicate to spring when a mouse takes the bait.
A rat cage trap is a metal enclosure box-shaped gadget that is planned principally to get rats without killing them. Food bait (not poisoned) is placed in the cage trap. When an animal gets into the cage and moves towards the bait, the component triggers and shuts the door. The animal is caught alive and without injury. The animal can be relocated somewhere else or killed subsequently.
Glue traps are non-poisonous sticky glue that are spread over card sheets and kept in places rats visit, which gets them stuck to it when they pass over it. The rat will die from dehydration and suffocation. A bait may likewise be set on the cardboard to attract the rats.
Another type of non-deadly trap is where the wires used in its construction are cut and framed into a funnel shape directed to the cage's body. This design is usually dome-shaped with the funnel at the crown. Rats are very adaptable and can push through the smaller opening into the confine, but can't escape because of the closures of the wires poking them in the face. The advantage of this design is that it can catch more than one rat in a setting.