RAT

CONTROL

HOW TO

GET RID OF RATS

Successful rat control relies heavily on understanding of rat behavior, structural design, strategic planning, multiple tools and methods.

 

The most common rats are the Norway Rat and the Roof Rat. Understanding the habits of both will help you understand how to inspect and control the rat population.​

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  1. Inspection is an important first step in getting rid of rats. Once you know the location of the rats, you can set traps or place bait. This step will determine the source, entry exit points, shelter and food source. Some locations to look out for are drains, landscape and roof.

  2. Exclusion is an important rodent control technique. It will get rid of the rats by making it difficult for them to enter the home or structure. Common entry points are windows, door gaps, drains, toilets and roof.

  3. Rat Control Methods

  

Many have used glue traps and baits and many may find these methods have limited effectiveness. A good strategy of placement of traps and baits, timing and type of baits is very important. The most effective methods to get rid of rats are trapping them and placing rodent baits.

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Reducing Rat Populations By Trapping
 
 

Trapping does have some advantages over baiting. It provides an alternative for those who do not want to place rodenticides.

 

Trapping ensures that you can dispose of the dead rats before their odor becomes a problem in an inaccessible area. Disinfection is necessary to prevent spreading of diseases.

Get Rid Of Rats With Rodent Bait 
 

Rodenticides are poison baits and are used in areas such as drains and rubbish areas. For protection against accidental poisoning, use tamper-resistant bait stations that hold the baits in place and keep children and pets out.

Single feed bait (requires just one feeding for a lethal dose) are commonly used.