Ramsey County, St. Paul Rat Control Situation:
Good Morning David, I just don't know what to do. I can't afford humdres of dollars to pay someone to rid my attic of RATS. My Mom paid a company over $400.00 a couple of years ago to rid her attic of RATS. The company lied to us. My Mom and I didn't realize until a few months later when a friend of my son went up in the attic and found that there was NOT severe rodant damage as the men had stated. They told my then 76 year old Mother and me that the attic was infested and all the Christmas decorations in the attic had been destroyed. Said there was so much rodent droppings and pee and that all boxes with the Christmas decorations were destroyed. We asked him to take the boxes down but they hever did. This is why this friend of the family came over and inspected the attic and took down all the boxes. NONE of the boces were even touched and looked like new. The decorations inside were untouched by the rats. These men lied to us. Now we find it difficult to trust anyone. Yes there were a few rat droppings but nothing to the point that these men had told us. He knew that my Mother and I would never venture up the attic. So how do I get a honesst company in Central FL, do you have anyone you can recommend? Thanks in advance, Cathy
St. Paul Rat Control Tip of The Week
Will A Rat And Her Babies Nest In An Attic?
If you have a possible rat infestation in your home, chances are that rats and her babies are nesting in your attic. These rodents have a special liking for dark places with small holes where they can reproduce and there is no better place to do that in your home than your attic.
Unlike other parts of every home, attics are places with little to no source of food. So you might be wondering why they would go all the way there just to stay. Once the rats in your home decide to move into your attic, their primary objective is to go and give birth to their babies. With their short gestation period of just 22 to 28 days, you will be having an average of 10 babies from just a single mother. This shows how rapid rats can breed in your attic when allowed to.
Having realized this, you need to get rid of the rats in your attic whenever you seek out to remove other animals nesting there too. Apart from breeding in your attic, rats are very destructive. Within just a short time, they can wreak havoc in your attic by creating cavities in and around your attic.
To remove the rats and her babies nesting in your attic, all you have to do is search your attic carefully. Although, this can be a very difficult task because rats are good at creating hideouts when they want to nest. As a result of this, you might need to consider other removal methods such as the use of lethal traps, rat poisons, and sticky traps which are often inhumane methods.
If you are not too comfortable with the use of these methods, the best thing you can do is hire a wildlife removal expert to help you get rid of the rat and her nest of babies.