You know the saying “experience is the best teacher” holds true for many things in life even for getting rid of rats. The greatest thing about the internet is that it allows you to share your experiences with other people searching for a solution to the problems I once had. While each experience will differ between each person, you’ll be in a much better position as long as you do the things to prevent rat infestation in your house.

Why Getting Rid Of Rats And Mice Is Important

Rats and their fleas can carry diseases which will spread throughout your house and into the foods they contaminate. I know this sounds extreme but it’s reality and if nobody is telling you this and they’re doing you a disservice. Don’t fall into the excuse that this is animal is harmless and all its looking for is food because it’s hungry. Because this is where the problem will start, when humans give them food.

Don’t allow rats or mice to easily access food in or outside your home. They will keep coming to your house because they know there is ample food in the area.

How to Get Rid Of Roof Rats And Mice

Getting rid of roof rats is easy with this 4 step process:

1. Inspection – If you see a rat in your attic chances are there is more than one. Inspect the area for signs of rats and mice such as rat feces and urine stains, gnawing holes and damages to cardboard boxes, sounds when you sleep up in the attic, etc.

2. Access to Food – If you don’t allow rats and mice to get to a food source, they will stop coming to your house. Easy as that. Stop throwing nuts and sunflower seeds in your backyard for squirrels and birds because you’re basically welcoming rats and mice as well. Make sure your trash can has a lid to cover your food waste as well. If you have dogs remember to empty their food bowls and make sure the dog food is secured in a plastic bin. Make sure anything that can be used as a nesting ground for these rodents is thrown away such as shoe boxes and cardboard boxes. This is key for getting rid of rats in the yard.

3. Cover Access – Once you remove access to food sources, you need to expect your house and make sure you seal any opening as small as half an inch. This goes to doors, screens, air vents, etc.

4. Trapping – Now that you’ve blocked all access to new rodents from coming inside your home, it’s time to buy rat traps or build a homemade rat traps to get the existing rodents out. This step is for getting rid of rats in the attic.

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