Nassau County, Nassau County Rat Control Situation:
I live in Nassau County Long Island and I have been battling a problem with mice getting into my walls and attic off and on for two years. I know the rodents are mice because I have caught several of them in the outside "glue" traps. They are not getting inside my house and I never seen any evidence in cabinets, food etc. So there is no need to explore that anymore. They are just in my walls and attic. I have worked with Terminix, Orkin, Stevens Pest Control, Critter of Long Island. None of these so called "Professionals" have been able to solve the problem but they took my money. Not to mention the numerous things I have tried on my own to solve this problem. I have sealed up all the weep holes with steel wool and several areas around the front of the house where I hear them enter the house every night. I need help desperately trying to find out how the mice are still getting in the house. This is what I need. 1) Contractor who can help find the opening where they are still getting in and seal it up. 2) Contractor who can help get the mice out of my walls 3) Contractor who can help clean up the attic from the rodent residue 4) Contractor who can assess any damage done to insulation, walls, etc. Can you help recommend someone who can honestly and professionally help me with the steps to get rid of this rodent problem? I want to put my house on the market for sale but I need to take care of this problem first.
Nassau County Rat Control Tip of The Week
Why Don't Repellents Work Well To Get A Rat Out Of The Attic?
The urgent need for people to get rid of rats in their attic has made many consider humane removal methods apart from trapping and killing, one of which is the use of repellents. But here is the question! Do repellents work in getting rats out of attics?
The main idea of a repellent is to make the environment unsuitable for rats. This is achieved by using several techniques such as, scents and sound emissions. Although there is a wide range of repellents to choose from, the fact is that the use of repellents might not give you the kind of result that you desire in the long run. It might help keep them away for a while, but when the effects of the repellents subside, they will come back.
Let's take a look at some supposed effective rat repellents and how they were designed to work. With this, you will have a clear picture of the result you might get when you choose to use repellents to get rid of the rats in your attic.
Scent repellents are one of the most common repellents that are readily available in stores. This repellent is designed to use intense scent to either irritate or nauseate the rats. When used the first time, this might help repel the rats as intended. But with time, these rats will get used to this scent and will tend to stay until they get accustomed to it.
Another commonly used rat repellent is mechanical repellents. Apart from being ineffective, they are also very expensive. These repellents are designed to use sound and light waves to repel rats in the attic. This will also not give the desired results simply because rats are intelligent animals and will figure out that the mechanism can't cause any harm to them.
Having realized this, the best thing you can do to repel rats in your attic is by making it less appealing to them. This can be done by cleaning out the trash and making sure there are no hiding places for the rats.