You’re probably shocked why rats selected your home as their new domain to start with. Rats are attracted to easy to get to trash and dust bins, in kitchen bags of cereal, opened bags, unwrapped food, uneaten birdseed and fruits that have fall down from trees. Once the rats have found a reliable basis of food, the rats will make themselves comfortable within the home.
How to remove rats from home
Remove access to Food & shelter
The best way to keep rats off your home is to remove any access to food or shelter. Rats are attracted to pet food and bird seed as well as trash and dust bin. Trash and food should be stored in metal or heavy plastic containers. You need to seal any entrance to your house, even very small holes, as young rats and mice can compress through any opening they can fit their head from beginning to end.
There are many ways to remove rats from home and the technique you choose. The safest choice, especially if you have children or animals, is to set a trap as opposed to using poison. Pets may eat poison, or the poisoned dead rat. Poison also leaves the potential for the rat to die in an inaccessible location – such as behind a cupboard – and stink up the place as it decomposes.
If you want to remove rats from your home without harming them, you can use a live trap. Live traps are usually available in stores. The best thing is to put the trap out and fix it so the door won’t close at first so the rats will get used to eating out of it.
Once you know rats are eating the attraction, you can set the trap. Doing it this way insures that the rat doesn’t accidentally set the trap off before rat goes in. If that happens, rat does not go in the trap again.
Wooden snap traps, the type that most people think about when they think of mouse and rat traps. This type of trap rates very low on the sympathy scale, as they will kill the animal.
Whatever sort of trap you choose, be sure that it’s anchored tightly in place so that the rat can’t drag it away. Attract the trap with small bits of fruits or vegetables and place it near any evidence of rats. It is important to warn other family members of the presence of traps!
Rat Glue boards
Rats Glue boards are thin block, usually wood or cardboard, that are covered with extremely sticky glue. When a rat runs across it, it will get stuck and either suffocate or have nothing to eat and die.
Pets can also help out in catching rats like cats especially. They love to hunt rats.
To keep rats away once by removing their food sources so they won’t be attracted to come near. By taking a few simple precautions!