Learn all you need to know about how to get rid of rats from your home and garden. This simple and straight-forward advice will help you get rid of your rat infestation once and for all.
What You Need To Know About Controlling Rats
Most homeowners find rats to be a formidable foe. Although white rats with pink eyes often pose as our furry little friends, the more common black rats (Rattus rattus) and brown or Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) can cause enormous damage to property, plants, pets, and people. Controlling rats becomes a priority when packs of brown rats crawl up from the sewers or black rats invade the roof space. It then becomes an emergency when through sheer numbers they pose a danger to your pet or to your child.
The articles below give homeowners all the information they need to banish rats from houses, apartments, sheds, and outbuildings. These articles offer basic facts about rats explaining the different types of rats plus shocking answers to the question "how destructive are rats?" They offer essential knowledge about getting rid of rats by conventional means & natural methods, rat control tips, rat trapping tips, the best rat baits, and questions of whether the law allows you to kill rats.
With the right rat control devices, no one has to live with rats. They can be killed on the spot, or humanely trapped for release into a new home where they won't need to bother humans. Black rats (the Australian Museum gives info on its habitat), brown rats (the Pied Piper describes how it likes to live), roof rats (Rex E. Marsh describes its identifying characteristics), sewer rats (according to the IDHP all the rats just mentioned are also know as sewer rats), and rats in the garden can all become a thing of the past, with the tools described on these pages.
Browse the articles below to find answers to specific questions about rat problems.
Here is a concise list of rat trapping tips. If you follow these 10 simple tips, then you will soon get rid of any rat infestation. Feel free to ask any questions or add any comments about your rat trapping experiences.
Here is some good advice on How to Get Rid of Rats Naturally. It takes more effort to do this, but it can be done by following these recommendations.
Using the correct bait and placing the bait in the right place is one of the most important facts you need to know if you want to successfully trap rats. Here are 10 very useful tips which when applied will make sure your rats are snapped, zapped or trapped.
Understanding the behavior differences of the different types of rats will help you fine-tune your rat trapping skills. Knowing behaviors will help you to understand where and when to place your traps.