Providence County, Providence Rat Control Situation:
Looking for a good/reputable rat removal person or company in Providence RI. We hired a guy about a month ago and he hasn't helped us at all, threw $500 away basically. Thanks for any help/advice you can give me. Thanks a lot David for your post on rats. I am an artist with a lot of fragile stuffs around and this crazy rat forced its way into my living room through the ceiling. Pls how best can I get rid of this mad parasite? Thank you.
Hi David, Great website. I am having trouble finding the mice. There is no evidence of them in the living space of the house (feces, urine). However one came up the fireplace through the crawl space and I saw two in there the next day. I proceeded to seal all entries that I could find. Smallest hole at all and I'd seal it. Steel wool or mesh. Placed traps where I saw some droppings in ceiling space and in attic and in crawl space along walls. I baited wooden snap trap with peanut butter, sausages, crackers. None of them have been touched at all and I haven't seen mouse since day 2, 7 days ago. I even left some bait next to the trap and they've not been touched at all. Could they have vacated the building? They've never eaten from our kitchen that I've noticed. Not sure where and how to set more traps. Thanks for any advice.
Hey David.....read your article on rats and thought I'd contact you....think I have rats in my attic.....rat terds are visible, but don't hear any rats running around.....since I don't crawl around in attics anymore, can you recommend someone in the Providence Rhode Island area that is competent and reasonable?
I have a beautiful vine-like plant growing in my patio. What can I do to keep mice/rats away from it? I don't want to remove the plant. Do you have any suggestions?
Providence Rat Control Tip of The Week
Tips To Find And Remove A Dead Rat
Rats sneak into hard-to-reach areas. They sometimes end up dying of hunger, trapped by the walls or the elements of the roof. A foul odor can fill the room after a few days, causing discomfort to occupants and threatening their health. Here are some tips for dealing with this case.
Identify And Dislodge The Remains Of The Rodent.
The smell is the first tool to locate the carcass of a dead rat. Therefore, it is necessary to walk in the concerned area, keeping your nose near the walls, pipes, or the ceiling, for example. The carcass is located where the odor emanates the most. Equipped with gloves and tools like a saw, screwdriver, flashlight, etc., you have to create an opening to remove the carcass. It is important to disinfect the area where the dead rat was found to avoid more serious illnesses.
What To Do With The Carcass?
The law prohibits dumping any animal carcass in waterways, garbage cans, public roads, or any other place. As soon as the dead rat is dislodged, it should be placed in a sealed plastic bag. Only then will it be possible to put it in the trash. However, it is best to burn the remains if possible. Burial is also possible, but there is a minimum of depth to be respected.