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Fast Ways To Remove A Rat Infestation

Fast Ways To Remove A Rat Infestation

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Nobody wants to have rats around the home for too long. Not only are they filthy, repulsive animals, they can also cause serious damage to the home and spread dozens of diseases.

Using traps

Traps can be used to remove an infestation quickly, if they are used at the right stage of the infestation. However, as the infestation grows, the traps can’t keep up with the large numbers of rats. Rats are also very paranoid animals, and they have the ability to recognize patterns, so if a lot of rats die in an area, or if rats start to see dead rats inside your traps, they will begin to avoid the traps. That is quite intelligent behavior, which will render the traps useless after a certain number of rats are removed.

With that being said, traps are much better than poisons when it comes to the cleanup process. When a rat dies in a trap, whether we’re talking about a snap trap, glue trap or electronic trap, its body stays in the trap. Cleaning is much easier thanks to this, because all you have to do is pick up the dead rat and throw it away.

Using poisons

Poisons are best used for larger scale infestations. Now, you might think “If they’re good for large infestations, why not use them on smaller ones?” The main problem with poisons is that you never know where the rat will die. It might die in the middle of the living room, or it might die inside the wall. If they all died out in the open, you wouldn’t have much of a problem, because cleaning up would be easy, but having a dead rat in the wall really complicates the clean up process.

Hiring a pro

The fastest way to remove a rat infestation is with the help of a pro. Pros will have years of experience, and the best tools available, to make sure that any rat infestation is removed quickly and completely. Some pros will also offer cleanup services, which will take a huge load off your shoulder if poisons are used to deal with the rats. If you would like to find out more information about rapid rat removal, or if you suspect that there may be a rat infestation in your home and you want it removed, contact us today and we will gladly help you out.