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
Why Do More Rats Live In Urban Areas Than In Wild Areas?
Statistically, more rats are living in urban areas than in the wild. This is simply because urban areas have an abundant availability of food that is easily accessible, compared to the wild where they have to go in search of food before they can find something to eat. Although, rats in the wild are known to live longer simply because they feed on natural foods.
The most dominant species of rats living in urban areas are roof rats and Norway rats. These species of rats have an adaptive feature that allows them to survive in any kind of environment and their rate of reproduction allows them to multiply rapidly in any home they find themselves in.
Apart from the availability of easily accessible food, urban areas have an abundant supply of places to nest and proliferate. In urban areas, there are houses around and each of these houses has attics, walls, roofs, and other hidden places where rats can nest. The search for a place to nest makes takes rats into urban areas that seem to have many good nesting places.
Also, the absence of predators in urban areas makes rats prefer to stay in urban areas than in the wild. In the wild, there is no adequate protection for them, and more than half will be hunted as prey before they even reach maturity.
All of the above reasons clearly show why there are more rats in urban areas than in wild areas. Having realized this, you need to do all you can to prevent them from infesting your home because if they do, they will multiply rapidly within just a short time.