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
What To Do If There Is A Nest Of Rats In Your Attic
Being a commensal rodent, rats live and thrive very well in human settlements. When you have them in your home, these pests will most likely harbor in your attic and make it their nesting place. If you have rats nesting in your attic, the first sign you will notice is scratching and scurrying sound in the ceiling of your home at night.
Having confirmed that there are rats nesting in your attic, you might be thinking of what to do and the best way to handle the situation. Right here, we will be sharing all you need to know about what to do when you have rats nesting in your attic.
1. Attic Inspection
After noticing some unusual sounds in your attic, the first thing you need to do is to inspect your home to confirm if there are rats nesting in your attic or not. While inspecting your home, you need to also determine how the rats got into your attic and where they are nesting.
2. Repair The Rat Entry Holes
If you are lucky enough to find their entry holes, you need to seal them before doing any other thing. Sealing them off prevents other rats from entering your attic after you have removed all the rats already nesting there.
3. Remove The Rats
After the sealing and the repair job, the next thing for you to do is to remove the rats. To do this, all you have to do is set as many snap traps as possible in different locations in your attic. To increase your chances of trapping more rats, you need to bait the snap trap with baits like peanut butter or any other dry nut. This will help attract the rats to the traps.
4. Clean The Attic
Finally, you need to clean up your attic with a strong disinfectant, to ensure that you are safe from bacteria and other pathogens deposited by the rats.