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How To Get Rid Of Rats Without Poison

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There comes a point in time when every homeowner hears a little scurrying noise and upon inspection they find a gigantic rat in the kitchen nibbling on the food left on the counter. This can be one of the most traumatizing ordeals that anyone has to deal with and unfortunately almost every other homeowner has to deal with a rat infestation at some point in time.  

Most homeowners end up investing in professional help, which is completely unnecessary as they can take matters into their own hands. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of methods that can help every homeowner get rid of the rats present in their homes, these methods are mentioned below. But before you can use any of these methods it is imperative that you first understand what goes on in the world of rats. This is exactly why we have mentioned a little information about the rats in your home.

About rats

Rats are part of the Muroidea family and are the largest rodents on this planet. Rats can be found all around the world and are considered to be one of the most invasive species out there.  Furthermore rats are extremely versatile in the conditions they can adapt too, which is exactly why they thrive in any environment.  

Rats are notorious in spreading diseases and they can even bite humans if threatened, these bites are both painful and dangerous. However, in most cases rats will prefer to flee rather than attack but this does not mean they should be taken lightly.  Rats feed on a variety of edibles including sweet foods and fatty foods; they are not very picky when it comes to their diet.  Rest assured we will help you get rid of all the rats present in your home and offices, all you need is the right attitude and a few our tricks.

How to get rid of rats for good

Given below are different tested methods which are designed to help every homeowner get rid of the rats present in their homes or offices.

  1. Invest in rat traps

One of the most effective ways to deal with rats is via traps. Rat traps are readily available in the market at affordable prices and entice the rats out of their hiding places. Depending on the severity of your infestation, please consider investing multiple traps if you have multiple rats roaming around.  Use the traps intermittently at different locations in your home to effectively trap all of the rats that have spread out in your premises.

However, rat traps are only as good as the bait being used. So please make sure you purchase bait that entices rats enough to lure them close to the traps. Once they are close enough the trap will spring into action and you will have the rat as a captive. We would recommend setting the rat free as far as possible from your home, but if you prefer to knock some sense into it with a baseball bat that’s totally up to you.  

  1. Invest in glue boards

Another effective way to deal with rats is investing in rat size glue boards. Glue boards are also readily available in the market at affordable prices and are the perfect choice for homeowners who have a tight budget.  Invest in multiple glue boards and strategically locate them around your home or office, you can also add a bait to the mixture in order to effectively entice every rat in the area.  Once you have the rat trapped on the glue board you can either make an example of the prisoners or set it loose as for as possible from your home.  

  1. Invest in a cat

If you want to get rid of all the rats present in your home without doing the dirty work then please consider investing in a cat. Cats are natural predators of rodents, especially rats.  Cats have an inherent urge to chase rats out of their hiding places and make their life hell! So if you were considering a new pet, please consider buying a cat as they can help with your rat infestation.   I have some you can choose from, if you cannot find one locally.

  1. Kill the food source

This is a less intrusive method of getting rid of the rats present in your home and is crucial if you want any of the above mentioned methods to work. Rats are only lurking around in your home because they have found a food source and an harborage area which can sustain their family’s life. If you kill this food source, then you will drive these rodents away from your home.  This will not be an easy task as you will have to scrutinize your home from every aspect to find the food source that is keeping these rats alive. Kill the food source and end up killing all of the rats present in your home.   Make sure you lock tight bird seed, pet food, and anything else that can be edible to the rodents.

How to prevent a rat infestation

Prevention is the best cure; this applies to a rat infestation perfectly as no one wants to deal with a rat infestation. This is exactly why we have articulated a list of tips which are designed to help prevent a rat infestation from happening in the first place:

  • Seal up all of the food present in your home and outside

  • Close all of the entry points in your home

  • Check all of your plumbing fixtures to make sure that there are no entry points

There is no doubt that all of the above mentioned tips and methods will help you get rid of the rats present in your home or offices permanently!  Fill all the cracks and crevices around with Copper Mesh to prevent entry.  Be diligent on keep piles away from home, shrubs trimmed and neat.  Do not give them cover to move around your yard protected and under cover.  Doing these simple steps will help you get rid of rats when you do not want to use a poison or rodenticide.

 

 

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