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How to Get Rid of Rats

How to Get Rid of Rats

This is one question that is bothering the minds of people who are being 'harassed' by these rodents. The answer to this question is discussed here:
HomeQuicks Staff
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018
Mouse In A Loaf
Rats are a big nuisance wherever they go. Once in the house, these rodents pose a great threat to your health. Rats spoil stored food, and eating such contaminated food can cause diseases like plaque and typhus.
They are expert at gnawing electrical wires and cables, thus putting your safety at risk. So, getting rid of these unwelcomed guests as early as possible, should be your top priority. Here are some ways to achieve it:
Rat Poison
There are quite a few brands selling 'rat poison' and are available at your nearest grocery store. Place it in the infested areas of your house at night. You may get the desired result the very next day. These rat control products are inexpensive and a quick way of getting rid of rats.
Rat Traps
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When it comes to buying rat traps, select one that actually kills the rat. Purchasing a trap that only catches the rat will increase your burden of disposing it off. Going for the classic snap trap is the best option, as it can successfully catch as well as eliminate the rats.
Throw Away the Garbage
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Rats love to live in unhygienic areas, so make your home or yard free off garbage. Cleaning the yard or the garden (if you have in your backyard) is necessary to keep these rodents at bay. Ensure that no plant or tree in your backyard remains overgrown.
Cover the Food
These 'hungry' pests naturally get attracted to uncovered food. So ensure that the foodstuffs that remain after lunch or dinner is either kept in the refrigerator or is properly covered.
Seal Wall Cavities
Big cavities in the wall often make it possible for the rat to easily enter your home. Many times, it is observed that rats enter through these cavities at night, create a ruckus and finally, just before dawn they leave the place.
A solution to this problem involves sealing the wall cavities from tamper proof material. Carefully examine the attic and garage for entry points and if you find any, close them immediately. A good material such as steel, has to be used so that the rats find it difficult to remove it with their sharp teeth.
Pest Control Service
If none of the above remedies work, then calling a pest control service is the last resort. So, whether your rats are hiding in the attic or garage, taking the help of a pest management service can provide long-lasting relief from this menace.