Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City Rat Control Situation:
My neighborhood has a rat problem and the town has hired someone who put traps on everyone's property. I'm scared to death for the stray cats, raccoons, snakes and other predators of rats. How can I get them to understand this is a BIG mistake?!
I HAD A FEW GUYS THAT CAME OUT TO MY HOME IN SALT LAKE CITY. TOLD ME WHERE THEY WERE GETTING IN AT LEAST THE PLACES I COULDNT LOCATE, I WIRED THEM OFF. I HAVE SET TRAPS IN THE ATTIC W/ SLIM JIMS. I AM ONLY CATCHING LITTLE MICE NOT THE RATS I KNOW ARE UP THERE. THEY SOUND LIKE HORSES. I CANNOT REACH THE AREAS THAT THEY ARE IN AS THEY ARE TRAVELLING IN THE SOFFETS, KNOWING THEY TRAVEL THE ATTIC THEY WILL COME TO THE TRAPS W THE FOOD. BUT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR 2 MOS NOW AND I HV TO STOP THIS .. NOW !!! DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS AS FAR AS USING ANYTHING OTHER THAN SNAP TRAPS AND POISON WHICH THEY HV FIGURED OUT ARE POISON .. I HV EVEN GONE AS FAR AS CHOPPING UP THE BLOCKS W CAT FOOD. I HAD USED LIVE TRAPS, BUT THE DAMN THINGS WERE FIGURING OUT HOW TO GET OUT .. LITERALLY EATING THE BAIT AND OUT OF THE TRAP OVER NIGHT !! I REFUSE TO USE GLUE TRAPS I THINK THEY ARE INHUMANE AND SHOULD BE REMOVED OFF OF THE MARKET. I COULD CARE LESS IF YOU CAN USE OIL TO REMOVE THEM I HV SEEN RATS LOOSE BODY PARTS WHOLE THEY STRUGGLE TO GET OFF OF THEM OR TEAR SKIN. I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.
Hi David, My name is Tri Dao, I'm living in SLC Utah. I have rats in the attic and kids in the house. I went on line to check and read your website. I really impress with your experience and knowledge.I would like to ask you some question, My plan is remove the old blow-in insulation and put new one in. Do I still need to take care the rat problem first, then do the insulation or we can do 1 shot with the insulation and get rid of the rat too? Please help me with some solution in my case. Thanks in advance for your help and your services.
Salt Lake City Rat Control Tip of The Week
What Can I Do About A Trap-Shy Rat?
There are instances where rats tend to be trap-shy by trying as much as possible not to get too close to the trap to avoid getting caught. This particular situation can be a result of several reasons. The first and most common reason is that the rats have witnessed other rats getting trapped. Another reason is that the rats might be scared of the newly introduced object along their route.
Whatever the reason might be, getting the rats to put aside their fears and go for the bait requires a whole lot of planning and patience. Right here, we will be taking you through what you can do to stop the rats in your home from being trap-shy.
Aside from being a very common household pest, rats are habitual and will study their environment as much as they can in other to easily detect when something goes wrong or differs from the way it used to be. This naturally prompts them into being trap-shy when they notice the unusual new trap in their environment.
To stop this and make the rats in your home attracted to baits, you are going to have to take your time and repeat the following process continuously. The first thing you have to do is to make the rats in your home feel comfortable around the traps. To achieve this, all you have to do is place unset traps along their route and let them move around it without getting trapped. Naturally, rats like to move around on sawdust. You can also place sawdust on and around the traps to make it more appealing to them and make them feel comfortable and safe around the trap.
After doing that for a while, you can then go ahead and set the traps with bait. To increase your chances of trapping them, you can choose to place sawdust on and around the traps.