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
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.