Rat Education

Educating yourself is an important first step in handling rats in your attic.
Rat AC

Rats in the Air Conditioner - AC Chase

Rats do often enter the home or attic via an opening at the bottom of the A/C chase. They can also nest in outdoor air conditioner compressor units...

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Animal Feces

How to Safely Clean Up All Animal Feces in Your Attic

The importance of cleanliness in our houses cannot be gainsaid as far having a comfortable life in them is concerned. We take every other measure to...

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Rat Hunt

Which Animals Do Rats Commonly Kill?

Believe it or not, rats don't actually want to eat that many other animals. There are, however, an awful lot of animals that like to prey on the humble...

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Squeeze Rat

How Do Rats Fit In Small Spaces? Any Missing Bones?

You would think that rats didn't have any bones at all, with the way that they can squeeze through even the tiniest gaps with relative ease. Fat mice and...

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Rat Entry

Would Rats Attack People's Necks First or Elsewhere?

Rats are often given quite a bad reputation, a slightly unfair one when you consider these are just rodents trying to make their way in life. Used in...

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Rat Nesting

Will a Rat Have Babies in the Attic? Is There a Nest?

One of the biggest reasons behind a rat entering your home or commercial property, is to find a place that they can give birth to their young, and...

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Rat Bite

Am I At Risk of Getting Bit By a Rat While I Sleep?

Bites to humans from rats does seem to be a rather rare thing, but this could be down to the fact that many people just wouldn't report such a case...

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Rat Bite Baby

Will Rats Attack or Bite Sleeping Kids and Babies?

If any wild animal is cornered, there is a good chance it will lash out at anything or everything that comes close to it. The chances of a rat climbing...

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Rat with whiskers

What To Do If You Are Bitten By a Rat

If you are bitten by a rat, you shouldn't panic. The chances of you getting seriously sick as a result of this are slim....

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Rat

Rats and Black Pepper Repellent

You may have read on the internet that rats don't like black pepper much. You may have also read that...

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Black Rat

Biology and Information About Black Rats

The black rat is known by more than a few names, and you may have heard of it being referred to as the house rat, the...

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Rat bones

What do rat bones look like?

Hello David, I came across your web site while trying to find solutions to a little pet problem that I have. I must say your information is the best I found so far, very detailed and loaded with solutions, unlike any other. I have some questions regarding a method...

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Rat digging burrow

Do rats dig holes? Do they burrow under houses? How deep?

You'll know if you have rats burrowing in your land because you'll spot the holes - around two to three inch wide holes in the ground, usually...

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Rat climbing

What can rats climb up?

Rats are very good climbers. That's great for them, because it means they can easily scamper away when necessary. If they are up against...

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black rat

Can rats hurt you?

This is quite a loaded question really, and we are going to break things down into sections to make it easier to...

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wet rat

Are rats able to swim, or do they drown?

Here are a few fun fats about rats we are sure you didn't know. Firstly, rats are actually expert swimmers...

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chewed car wire

Does car insurance cover damage by rats?

If you have rodent damage to your vehicle, we would highly recommend that you call up your insurance company to find out if you will be covered....

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Rats in the Carport

Rats and other critters take shelter in automobiles a lot, especially in the frigid cold of winter....

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black rat

Can rats have rabies?

Believe it not, the chance of getting rabies from an infected rat is actually pretty rare...

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car wires

Can Rats Chew Through Wires in a Car?

Rats can pose one hell of a problem once they get into your home, and this can apply to so much more than just the main bulk...

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black rat

Do cats keep rats away?

In theory, you would think that cats WOULD keep rats at bay, but it's often definitely...

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Rat in ceiling

Do rats chew through ceilings?

Rats will chew through practically any material that they come up against, apart from super strong metals...

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Rat chewing

What can rats chew through?

Basically everything ... that's the answer to this question. There are very few materials...

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chewed wires

Why would rats chew on wires?

Rats really will chew through anything, and that's what makes them so dangerous as wild animals...

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rat snap traps

Will my local animal services help me with a rat problem?

As a general rule, the county and city animal services will NOT help you with a rat issue. There are many...

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indicators of rat presence

Rat Damage To Home - Electric Wires And More

Yes, rats can be very destructive. Outside of the health risk they pose, and their tendency to soil and contaminate food, they are also gnawing rodents, and ...

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rat in cage

Do rats like cold places and cold weather?

It is often believed that rats hibernate throughout the colder months of winter...

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chewed pipes and insulation

Damage Rats Cause in Attics

Rats, just like a whole host of other wild animals, can cause a serious amount of damage when left...

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black rat

Are rats dangerous to cats, dogs, or other pets?

One thing you very rarely think about when you have a rat or mouse infestation in your home, is...

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mouse

Do rats damage attic insulation?

In short, yes, rats do destroy insulation in an attic. Even when you have those spaces of attic insulation that haven't been touched by the rat...

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black rat

Why do rats die inside places like houses or attics?

Animals like spaces like home attics a lot, and that's why they are one of the most commonly hit areas...

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brown rat

Do rats die in the winter?

There are many myths surrounding rats, and we've heard them all with our ten years being in the business. One...

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rat diseases

Health Risks From Rat Disease

Many people are aware that rats spread disease. I am not a doctor or an expert on zoonotic diseases, so...

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rat looking at you

Do rats dream?

We don't really know whether or not rats dream, but recent scientific studies seem to suggest that...

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black rat

Do dogs keep rats away?

Rats often fall prey to dogs - while running around neighborhoods, one of the household pets...

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gray rat

How high can rats jump?

Although they are considerably better at the long jump rather than the high jump, rats are actually extremely...

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trapped rat and mouse

Are mice or rats easier to trap?

It doesn't matter what you're trying to trap - whether it's mice or rats, or a much larger...

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rat in cage

Do rats like to eat cheese?

Cheese is often used as bait in mouse and rat traps, and as well as being believed to be one of the best...

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electrocution rat trap

Should You Use Electrocution Traps for Rats and Mice?

As with other trap types, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using electrocution style...

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rat

Do rats go through plumbing to enter buildings?

Yes, in short. Rats can enter a building via so many means, and the plumbing is just one of them. If there...

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entry hole

How should I look for rat entry holes in a house?

When we inspect a house for rat entry holes, we perform a 32-point inspection process that covers the...

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entry hole

Common Rat Entry Points Into House

Rats only need a hole the size of a quarter, or a gap that is about 5/8 inch to gain access to your house. You have to check many areas of the building - in fact, the whole building...

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rat extermination

Rat Exterminator

Here's one of the more important things I'm going to address on this website. If you are unable to take care of the rat problem yourself, and you need to hire a...

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rat

Fastest way to get rid of rats

When you have rats, you'll want to get rid of them in the fastest way possible, and there's just...

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rat feces

Rat Feces - Mouse and Rodent Droppings

Rats poop. Everyone does. Cool, but not everyone's poop is associated with dozens of diseases that humans can contract. Rats leave behind 10-30 poo pellets per day...

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rat feces

Is it dangerous to touch or breathe rat droppings?

Believe it or not, one of the most dangerous things about having a wild animal invade your home...

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rat feces

What does rat feces look like? Where is it found?

If you have finding small black / brown pellets around your home, around 3/8 of an inch...

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black rat

Do rodents like rats feel pain?

People like to think that rats are impervious to pain, but organisations such as PETA...

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rat in snap trap

Rats and Homes in Foreclosure

Hi David, Recently discovered your very informative website and have a few questions for you regarding mice, rats, flying squirrels and bats in attic and...

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white rat

How to get free rat removal

Sadly, the local city / county animal services won't help you when you have a rat infestation. They might try. They might...

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brown rat on ground

Where do rats go in summer?

Many homeowners are under the impression that rats and other wild animals will only break in...

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white and brown rat

Do rats make good pets?

Rats, just like many other rodents, are known to carry a wide range of diseases. Many...

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rat in cage

Do rats hibernate?

Rats, unlike many other animals, do not hibernate when the temperatures plummet. They are...

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rat in hand

Do rats hide from humans?

There is a good chance that any rat you come across will try to scamper away before you've had...

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rat

Should I remove rats myself or hire a pro?

The humble rat is actually known by a whole host of names, dependent on what part of the world that you're from. Also...

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chewed wire

Will my home insurance pay for rat damage?

Your home is your responsibility. That means it is down to YOU to make sure that your home is safe...

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black rat

Can Rats Live in a Hot Attic?

Hello David, I sent this to your other email to. Thanks for offering the second email address. We had our home resided...

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big rat

How large do rats get?

Most rats weigh in at around two pounds in terms of weight, with the average rat being around...

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gray rodent

Rat communication through pheromones

Rats, just like a whole host of wild animals, communicate with each other, but instead of doing it...

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black rat

Rat intelligence: how smart are they?

There are quite a few things that rats are good at, even a few things that might surprise you. They...

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one way door

Humane Rat Trapping in Live Cage Traps

Yes, many people don't like rats, but other people understand that they intelligent animals, and...

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rat in trap

Humane rat traps

Believe it or not, there are so many different types of rat and mouse trap these days, that...

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rat in house

What if a rat got inside my house?

You'll soon learn if you have a rat inside your home. They're not the most discreet...

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trapped rat

Is trapping rats legal?

Believe it or not, there are actually so many ways in which you can trap a rat. Well, there are when...

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black rat

Rat Mating Habits

The Norway rat, or brown rat, can reproduce a lot. That's the rat you'll probably find in your homes, and...

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white rodents

Telling the Difference Between Mice and Rats

You'll need to figure out what kind of rodent you have in your house before you go about setting traps ...

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rat

What is the natural diet of a rat

Rats, in general, are scavengers, and that means they will eat pretty much anything going. They...

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black rat

Rat Problems in New York City

Rats follow people and that's because people make a mess. We drop food all over the place, and we even...

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Norway rat

Biology of Norway Rat

The Norway rat, just like the black rat, is a rat that is often known by a number of different...

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group of rats

If I have one rat, are there more?

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but if you have one rat, there is most certainly more somewhere hiding. These ...

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one way exclusion trap

Using one-way exclusion funnels to remove rats

One-way exclusion funnels are pretty much as the name suggests - funnels that are designed to...

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brown rat

Will rats emerge in light or stay hidden?

Let's get one thing straight - rats come out at all times of the day. Day / night, it doesn't...

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rat in grass

How to keep rats out of my garden

There isn't really a foolproof way of making sure rats can't get in your garden. They are wild...

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three dead rodents

Pest Control For Rats, Mice, and Rodents

Here's one of the more important things I'm going to address on this website. If you are unable to take care of the rat problem yourself, ...

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rat in snap trap

I am absolutely petrified of rats

Hello David, I am absolutely petrified of rats. We have noticed scratching & in our attic for months now. A few weeks ago ...

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rat damage in attic

Rat Problem in House

I'm going to make a list of common problems people often have when rats get into a house...

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rat petted

Do rats ever make chirping noises?

Rats make an awful lot of noises, but most of them aren't usually picked up by the likes of the average ...

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rodent in grass

What are the Differences Between Rats and Mice?

Although they do appear to be very similar animals, there are quite a few differences between mice and rats. ...

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rat hiding in burrow

What sounds do rats make?

If you have a rat infestation, there's a good chance you'll hear it before you see it. Rats make quite ...

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rats in a cage

What are rat tails for?

Rats use their tails in a variety of ways, but the main purpose behind a rat's strong and long tail is for ...

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black and white rat trap

How to Make a Rat Trap

It won't take you long to find details on how to make a rat trap on the internet, but before...

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three rats in a cage

Diseases caused by rat urine

Having a rat running around your home might not seem like much of a big deal at the time, but once you start looking at...

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rat on arm

What to do About Rats in a Rental Property

The first thing you should do about rats in a rental property is get in touch with the landlord, ...

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rat inspection

Rat Damage Repairs

The repairs must be done with metal flashing or steel. Rats can chew, and they can chew through tough stuff, like wood or even concrete! Only steel will do the trick ...

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rat repellent

All About Rat Repellents

I've had the chance to actually see, in the trenches, hundreds of cases of rat infestation in homes, commercial buildings, attics, etc. People really ...

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rodent feces

Whats the Difference Between Rat and Mouse Feces?

One of the biggest indications that you have a rodent infestation is rodent droppings. These animals -...

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rat

Can rats be scared away from returning?

It's probably very easy to scare a rat away, as many of them would much rather scamper away and hide rather ...

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rats in sewer

Rats in the Sewer

The sewer rat, or Norway rat, is a fantastic swimmer and does make the sewers of cities and suburbs its home. The bad thing...

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rat on glue trap

Should I ever poison a rat?

Why would you want to poison a rat? That's the first question you should ask yourself here, especially...

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sleeping rat

Do rats sleep during the day?

You might be surprised to learn that rats actually do sleep quite a lot. They are just one of those creatures...

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rat

Are rats smart enough to figure out that poison is dangerous for them?

Hello from New Jersey, I was hoping you could help with a few questions I have. We recently discovered...

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rat in cage

Why are so many rats in NYC now?

Rats will follow wherever people go, because people have a habit of leaving a real mess in their wake. Garbage...

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rat among leaves

Can I keep rats away with strobing lights or high pitch sound deterrent machines?

A high pitch sound deterrent machine is a machine that runs on electricity, and omits sounds...

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rat stuck in dumpster

How do I get rid of a rat stuck in a dumpster?

If you have spotted a rat in a dumpster and you fancy doing your good deed for the day, you'll...

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brown rat

Rats in New York subway

It seems that people keep reporting the news that rats in New York subway are getting bigger. Some people...

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black rat

What are some of the symptoms of a sick rat?

You won't generally be able to tell just by looking at a rat whether or not it is sick. It won't be able...

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rat

Do rats usually live in urban areas or wild areas?

Brown rats, the most common rats you'll come across, are generally found in more urban areas these days. We...

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wet rat

What attracts rats to my home?

Lots of things will attract a rat, and then many of rats, to your home, and it really will all start...

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rat on shoulder

How do wildlife rehabilitators care for rats?

Different wildlife rehabilitators will do different things with the animals they catch, dependent...

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rat in grass

Reasons Why Rats Exist

Rats might seem like pointless creatures, and to be fair, we treat them like they are such, but they are not...

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