Passaic County, Paterson Rat Control Situation:
I've been searching the web to find a way to get rid of mice that's been running around the house for past couple of weeks. I never thought of a situation where I would actually face a mouse in my living room! I saw it coming from the kitchen so I bought bunch of snap traps that's covered and placed it along the walls but it did not work at all. I bought glue traps and placed it along the walls and under the washer/dryer areas but that didn' t work as well. it left 2 dropping on the countertop and 3 droppings near the fridge this morning. It looks like it knows where all the traps are! it usually comes out from the kitchen area to the living room but it couldn't last night because I placed the glue traps on the kitchen entrance. I have 2 kids so I'm extremely worried about any diseases those things might carry. Can you please suggest any solution that might actually work?
I work for a return center (warehouse) and I saw your site. We are trying to get rid of a mouse problem. We have many pallets of food here. We understand that there may be a few, but we have lots of them right now and customers complaining about their product coming back chewed up. We have glue strips around the facility and traps as well that are maintenanced by the pest control. We have created a "quarantine" built with wood and metal sheeting around our good product to try and keep the mice out and they still get in. We cannot use poison because we have food here.... any thoughts you may have would be appreciated. We are pretty sure that the mice are coming off of inbound trailers. Is there anything we can do before we unload the truck to remove the mice?
Paterson 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.