Virginia Beach County, Virginia Beach Rat Control Situation:
I have finally cornered the single rat that has been living in our laundry room. He is under our dryer. can you come and get him. I am concerned that he will get away from me and hide somewhere else in the house.
Hi David, I read the helpful information on your website. Do you have a company that you would recommend? We live in Brentwood but we are on a tight budget! Maybe you know of someone reasonable who can clean up a dead rat & urine in the kitchen walls or under the cabinetry?
Hi my partner is a crop farmer and finds when he puts his combine away for the winter because it is impossible to clean all the grain from it the rats have a hay day. Eating everything wires and pipes included is there anything you can suggest to help.
There is a long and interesting story of my experience with rats a year ago and they seem to keep following me everywhere i have stayed at hotels, my friends homes, office i worked at and now my daughters apt. I feel as if though I'm cursed because not only do rats keep showing up in my life but i also happen to have Immune disorder and suffer from environmental illness which means my sense of smell is extremely sensitive and many times an odor will make me get sick to my stomach for example .rodent odor and especially rats. I saw your website and was hoping to get some feedback on how to convince my daughter this problem is real and it needs to be taken care of quickly. Thank you and I look forward to hearing back from you soon.
I have mice in the ceiling in an area with no access unless I start cutting out the ceiling and even then it would only be 1 small area at a time. I've put traps in the nearest space I can get to and I've caught quite a few. Question is do those sonic guard units really work. The guy from Virginia Beach , sells the Home Sentinel. Any feedback , will it drive them out of the house, it's a fairly big house so I would have to use a few of them. Thanks.
Virginia Beach Rat Control Tip of The Week
Best Ways To Keep Rats Out Of Your Garden
Controlling rats is the initial step in the right path, but it is not a long-term solution. Spying on rats in your home or property will increase your awareness, and there will be a need for a lot of effort focused on getting rid of them. This can reduce the population to a point, but if efforts are sustained for months and months, it will create a cyclical pattern. Once people or homeowners see fewer rats, they reduce rat-proofing efforts, then the population grows, and the problem starts again.
Tips For Handling Rats In The Garden:
- Don't leave uneaten pet food outside. Keep pet food stored in plastic containers.
- Store food indoors properly, in containers, if possible. Don't leave food unattended on counters.
- The dense brush that provides shelter should be removed.
- Keep the birdseed off the ground with the help of baffles. Bird feeders should be hung away from eaves or fences that provide easy access for rats.
- Make use of a closed, contained, and secured compost process. At the very least, make sure the food scraps are out of open compost piles.
- Clean up the fruit that falls to the ground.
- Repair gaps greater than 1/4 inch around doors, windows, crawl spaces, screens, attic vents, and anywhere else holes may provide access to inside your home.
- Keep garbage in a secured plastic container with a lid.