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
Is Trapping Rats Legal?
When it comes to trapping rats, there has been a misconception for quite some time as many house owners think it is illegal. This is nothing but a myth, so if you are planning to get a trap to remove the rats in your home, you are legally allowed to do so.
Rats are one of the most destructive household pests. Being carriers of diseases and different types of disease-causing organisms, they contaminate the surface of your home and any of your food substances that they come in contact with. Also, these pests bring in highly inflammable materials into your home and rip off electrical cables that are capable of igniting a fire. All these clearly show how dangerous they are to you and your property and why you need to get rid of them as early as you can.
Apart from the need to get rid of this major household pest, the use of traps is the fastest and the best way to get rid of rats. Although, the use of glue traps has been labeled by PETA and The Humane Society as an inhumane way of trapping rats. With the exception of the inhumane aspect of glue traps, the use of traps is completely legal.
So if you are thinking of removing the rats in your home, you can go ahead and use a trap.