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
What Are Possible Diseases Rats Can Carry?
Apart from causing severe damage to the structure of houses, rats are major carriers of life-threatening diseases. This simply shows how important it is for you to remove them from your home and make sure they don't find their way back.
Disease transmission from rats to humans can occur through several routes. These include;
Diseases can be transmitted from rats through any of the above means. This clearly shows that if you have rats running around your home, you are at a high risk of getting infected. The following are some of the possible diseases rats can carry.
- Human exposure to wastes of rats such as feces, saliva, nesting materials, and urine while handling or removing them from homes.
- Bites from rats that are infected.
- Unsafe handling of rats (touching of rats without wearing gloves) and eating food that is contaminated with rat feces, urine, or saliva.
This particular disease is one of the most life-threatening diseases that rats carry. Currently, Hantavirus is yet to have a known cure, vaccine, or treatment. Some of the symptoms of this particular disease include abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea.
This particular disease is a bacterial infection carried in the digestive tracts of rats. When they pass feces, it usually contains a large proportion of this bacteria. If by mistake you consume any food substances that are contaminated with this bacteria, you might contract Salmonella. Some of the symptoms of this disease include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, chills, nausea, and abdominal cramps.
3. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
This disease is another life-threatening disease that rats transmit to humans when there is contact. LCMV is capable of causing encephalitis and meningitis if not quickly managed at its early phase.
4. Rat-bite Fever
Unlike other types of diseases, rat-bite fever is only transmitted when a rat bites you. The bacteria of this disease is found in the saliva of rats. The symptoms of this infection include high fever, muscle pain, headaches, and skin rash.