Humane Rat Removal
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Just like mice, rats live alongside our homes and us. They always find a way to survive and thrive, so many people have a hard time getting rid of them. This comes as no surprise, given that rats are very intelligent animals. They are also sociable and affectionate.
These nocturnal visitors can easily enter a house through a quarter-size hole. The presence of undesired creatures undoubtedly causes concerns for homeowners. Aside from property damage, rats may carry various diseases. Even though they are not as dangerous as mice, many people fear them. However, just because you don’t want rats in your home doesn’t mean you should eradicate them using cruel methods.
To solve a rat problem, people often resort to poisons or traps, some of which are lethal. Is there a humane alternative to these methods?
Why Choose Humane Rat Removal
Rather than killing rats, you should consider implementing humane methods that involve eviction or deterrence. There are two principal reasons to avoid killing rats and mice:
- Lethal methods don’t offer a long-term viable solution. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you will address your problem by killing a single or a couple of rats. After a while, other rats will start moving into the vacated area.
- Killing rats usually causes suffering. In the event of some poisons, this may take a few days or weeks.
- Using poison around your home will put young children and pets at risk. This may result in unintended victims sometimes.
- Mouse and rat poisons are often harmful to the environment.
How to Remove Rats From Your Home
First things first, it is necessary to inspect a property thoroughly, including garage, shed, attic, roof, and the exterior. You will want to confirm there is a rat (or rats) out there.
Our trained technicians have extensive experience in identifying different kinds of rodents. They will examine and check all the affected areas for rat infestation. Rats often leave clear signs which can give us a better idea of the size of their population. Once the rats are identified, we will suggest the best solution based on the findings.
Humane Rat Removal Process
It is challenging to deal with the whole population. Instead, the building should be addressed as a whole by eliminating entry points so that there is only one exit left. This will cause rats to starve out. Once the rats run out of food, they will leave the building through the only exit available.
One-way door method allows the rats to leave themselves. They typically leave the houses during the first night. The goal is to seal up all the entry points in your home and set up a one-way door.
The rodent will press down a lever by its body weight when getting out. Once the rat exits, the lever will snap back and permanently lock it out. After evicting the animal successfully, the one-way door will be removed and the available area will be sealed up.
How to Keep Rats Out of Your Home
As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” That said, you should keep rats out of your house rather than fighting them. Do not tempt rats and mice in with food supplies that are easily accessible. Keep in mind that the food you throw way in your compost bin or rubbish is a tempting buffet for rodents.
By sealing off all the holes (entry points) and reinforcing the critical areas, we will keep your home rat-free. In fact, this will prevent rats from invading your home and ensure your peace of mind.
Decontamination and Clean Up
Once the rodents are removed from your home, it is important to perform a thorough cleanup. The affected areas should be decontaminated to neutralize body oils and scents from feces, nesting, and urine. If left untreated, scents scattered around will attract more rats in the future.
Our team will thoroughly clean up the mess and remove any debris left by the rats. Not only will this reduce the risk of new infestations, but it will also protect the health of your family. Rodents can carry infectious diseases, so special care should be taken to avoid contamination.
Due to the possible dangers, you are not advised to remove them on your own. Let us solve your wildlife problem in a non-lethal, humane way. With the correct approach, it is possible to get rid of rats and address this problem permanently.