How to get rid of feral rat...

I don't know if Kay Kastum already accomplished his mission to eradicate all his 'new' enemy of the house but I found that this website has some good information on how to get rid of them.

Rodent are the worst enemy when they already in big group. Or should I say big family. They are not just a nuisance but they can cost you a lots in damaging item. Electrical appliances for such instance, they are not only can cause damage but can start an electrical fire. And that does include tankless water heater.

So now these are some of what I get from them...

Do not give food and shelter to these most unwanted guests!

* The time to act is before the signs (droppings) of a rat or mouse.
* Stack fire wood 18 inches off the ground and away from all buildings.
* Birdhouses and seed should be on poles and in trays rats can't get.
* Keep garbage can lids closed tightly.
* Plant bushes so they will stay at least 3 feet from your house.
* Keep yards and alleys clean. Take junk to the dump!
* If you feed them, they will stay. Pick up fruit and vegetables in your yard.
* Do not compost any animal products (fish, meat, chicken, cheese, butter). Keep lids tight.
* Use only rodent resistant composters.
* In basements keep any food in closed containers that rats can't chew through.
* Cover all openings to your house. Rats can get into very small places.
* Do not leave your pet food outside. If your pet doesn't eat it, the rats will.
* Roof rats get into your house from tree branches that hang over the roof. Keep trees cut back and cover any openings in the eves.

Simple right? And this is how we can kill them...
The best trap is the large, simple, cheap wooden "snap trap." They are sold in hardware stores. To use the trap:

* Bait it with pieces of apple, potato, raw bacon or with peanut butter spread on a cotton ball.
* Attach it firmly to the ground or solid place to keep the rat from dragging the trap away.
* Place the trap near where you have found the droppings. Make sure the trap is safe from people, children, pets or animals who could get hurt from it.

Not sure if we can get the trap as they recommend. But I think they do give a good tips.

* Place the trap near where you have found the droppings. Make sure the trap is safe from people, children, pets or animals who could get hurt from it.

Source find via islandcounty.net

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1 comments:

Kay Stanford Jr Kastum said...

For some strange reasons, the rat had stopped making a visit since I placed the rat glue.

Two things, Either it's scared or it is actually out of town for holidays..