New Haven County, Waterbury Rat Control Situation:
Hi David - I just read your article on rat/mice removal using the DIY approaches. We are currently looking for a professional to come to our home asap, in the meantime I wanted to get your recommendations for the clean-up inside our home, not the attic. Is it ok to use a household vacuum cleaner? I found droppings our master bedroom closet and wanted to vacuum the entire area and other closets as well, but was unsure of the potential issue of contaminating my vacuum cleaner. If a vacuum cleaner is not a good option, could you recommend an alterative tool to clean floors/carpeted areas where 1) Droppings have been seen and/or 2) just general clean-up in the same area. Thanks for your time. Angie
Hi, Im having mices problem in this house. We just moved here two month ago but appeared there micies here. I tried covered holes and try keep house clean but it hard when kids around espically my stepson eating in his bedroom during late nite time not knowing. I cannot stand it no more mices runnin around here during nite time more than daytime. I need ur BIG HELP. Im Crystal dale and im using my fiance's email as u noticed it Benny. I dont care the price but just get rid of them and make sure mices never comes back otherwise we have to move out, it the safe of my children and two dogsl. I do not want it spread ! Otherwise i will have to MOVE!
Waterbury Rat Control Tip of The Week
What To Do If A Rat Got Inside My House?
Rats are considered as one of the most dangerous household pests due to their destructive nature and their ability to carry diseases and other disease-causing organisms. If you happen to have a rat invasion in your home, you need to find a way to get them out without any further delay.
Rats are naturally sneaky and will always find a way to move around your home without being noticed. As a result of this, getting them out of your house might be quite difficult to do. To help make this easy for you, we will be sharing the simple steps you can take to handle the situation if rats get inside your house.
1. Locate All Their Entry Holes
Rats getting into your home means there are holes around your home big enough to allow their easy passage. Having realized this, the first thing you need to do is to find those holes and seal them up. By doing this, you will be preventing more rats from getting into your home.
2. Clean Your House
Even though rats do infest the cleanest of houses, it important for you to make sure your house is unattractive to rats by clearing all dirt and clutter in and around your home. To do this, take your time to clean your kitchen floor, clear out hidden places that you don't clean regularly, and vacuum the floor of your home to remove food particles. Also, when cleaning your home, you need to make sure your food is kept in a rat-proof container or cupboard.
3. Keep Their Natural Predators
When it comes to getting rats out of your home, one of the best ways to do this is to get their natural predators in your home. For instance, you can get a cat to help hunt them down and keep them away.
4. Trap And Remove
Although the use of lethal traps is an inhumane way to get rid of rats in your home, it is the most efficient method to use. To use this method, all you have to do is get traps from a local store and place them along the route of the rats.
Repeat this same process until you can remove all of the rats in your home.