Using one-way exclusion funnels to remove rats

One-way exclusion funnels are pretty much as the name suggests - funnels that are designed to “exclude” an animal by way of a one-way door. In fact, exclusion methods are fast becoming the RIGHT way - the most effective and efficient way - to remove various wild animals from your home or commercial property, and rats are definitely included.

Many people will resort to poison or using rat traps in order to combat a rat infestation, but in reality neither of these things work particularly well. Poison, for example, can kill other animals, wildlife and pets included, as well as contaminating plants, water sources, soil, and more. Not only that but rats have a tendency to crawl somewhere deep in your home to die after they have ingested poison, rather than leaving your home and dying in a field somewhere quietly like you'd prefer to think. You'll need to find the dead rats before they start to smell, and then you'll need to dispose of them in the right way. That means dealing with the disease threat at the same time, and that's present in not only the body of the animal (in the form of rabies and other infectious diseases), but also in the urine and droppings it leaves behind also.

There are a huge number of diseases that are associated with rats, and just some of them include Eosinophilic Meningitis, Leptospirosis, Salmonella, Rat-bite fever, Murine Typhus, and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. None of these are particularly friendly.

This is why you won't want to come into contact with these rats, or as little as possible anyway. This is what one-way exclusion devices allow you to do - get rid of the animal without needing to get too close. You don't need to get too close to the rats, or other wild animals and rodents, like you would with trapping methods, and poisons too. It's also the least dangerous way to deal with the problem, and the most humane.

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