Mobile County, Mobile Rat Control Situation:
Hi, I recently went to the bathroom at night and a huge rat ran into the wall heater.how can I can trap these rats because I know where there's one there's more. The wall Heater is the living room so I can't set traps there. Also I have yet to find any droppings or ruined food. Please help me before this rat problem gets bigger. I have a really small house that used to be a garage more than 20 years ago. Thanks in advance. Laura F
Do you live in Mobile AL? If so, we can help you. The key is to find out how they are getting inside the building, from the outside. Are you available for an appointment tomorrow?
Mouse in my basement. He climbs right up to a high table and comes close to me and my dog...and the cat hasn't caught it. I am quite bad with this so ran away and put towels at the basement door so he may not get upstairs and also wooden pictures to deter him..not sure any will help. If I make enough noise will he leave wherever he came from? Please help, Jaime
Noise will not make it leave.
I read your article and I had someone pound my gable ends in because of some gaps, but I am still getting mice in my attic. I use snap traps. I don't know where they are getting in. Should I seal with spray foam maybe at the corners of cable ends? Kinda at a lost right now. Thanks Jacque
Hello, we had mice in the house. The cats caught a few but I heard one in my bedroom ceiling. I can't see killing it so I purchased a humane trap. Well I caught one last night. The problem is where the heck to take it to set it free? I want to make sure it's safe after going to the trouble of not killing it. What kind of environment would be best, other than my home full of snacks for it? I live in Mobile, AL. Thank you, I would appreciate some advice. I got your email from your website. Than you again, Ken
Mobile 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.