Thurston County, Olympia Rat Control Situation:
Hello, I have a very old house in Olympia which I purchased not too long ago, but came with several other inhabitants. We've tried mousetraps and had no luck. There is quite a bit of excrement in my basement and the stairs leading to the basement. I don't go down there much myself, because it's an unfinished basement and I rarely have reason to, but I did go down recently and there are two dead mice on my basement floor. I have never been up to the attic, but I'm sure that is a problem as well. I now realize this is a problem bigger than my capabilities and it's now time to call in the professionals. Can you help me with the cleanup of the mice and their droppings, and sealing off their entry points? Thank you for your time, Tannia
Olympia Rat Control Tip of The Week
Should I Remove Rats Myself, Or Hire A Pro?
Disposing of rats is something you need to do, however the question is how you can achieve this. You can do this without the help of anybody; however, some would want to employ an expert. So which is the most ideal route to choose?
Let's take a look at the things to consider.
If you are certain that it is only one rat, then there is just one reason to hire an expert unless the rat appears to be sick. If you can't tell if the rat is sick, there are signs to check for and you should get familiar with these. Otherwise, it is just an issue of getting a trap, setting it up, and trusting that the rat will get captured.
There are traps that permit you to kill the rat right away and there are those that will basically trap the rat alive. If you select the ones that kill the rat, when it is dead, just toss it out and your problem is solved. However, if you decide to catch it live, take it to an area where it can't go back into your home and let it go. Ensure you wear gloves when dealing with the rat, regardless of which trap you pick.
If you find that there is more than one rat in your home, then it might be an ideal option to hire an expert. You might not have the necessary skills, time, and expertise to catch multiple rats. Rats are creatures that like to live in huge groups, so you will find that there can be thousands living in one area.
If you notice a spot in your home where they are living, then it is a smart thought to get an expert to come and take care of them. They won't just end the rat infestation in your home, but will likewise dispose of the vermin. This will keep you from having to deal with the problem at all.