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.


Agri Zap RZUIR1 Electronic Rat Zapper Ultra Review

October 20, 2012

A lot of the problems and complaints that I’ve been hearing is that electronic rat traps don’t last long with batteries.  Most electronic rat zappers require AA batteries and will die out after a few discharges, which is completely fine if you have rechargeable batteries. But don’t you want to make sure your traps are […]

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Victor M142 Power Kill Mouse Trap Setup & Review

October 9, 2012

As you all know, this is a site about rat traps that work and I would do my best to inform you which traps work better than others.  Victor rat traps are well known in the pest control industry and have made some of the best electronic rat and mouse traps in the market today. […]

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How Do Rats And Mice Get Into The Home?

October 7, 2012

Finding a rat or mouse in your house is alarming to say the least but the question you have to ask yourself is how they even got into your house in the first place. The #1 reason why rats and mice are in your house is because there is food around. Here are some of […]

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Do Mouse Traps Work On Rats?

October 7, 2012

Many people are wondering if traps advertised as mouse traps would be as effective as catching rats. So the question is… Do Mouse Traps Really Work On Rats? This all depends on the type of mouse trap you’re using because a lot of mouse traps are too small to catch rats. small glue traps for […]

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Homemade Rat Trap That Works – The Bucket Rat & Mouse Trap

October 6, 2012

Hey everyone.  Just wanted to share this video of a homemade rat trap that works!  It’s a simple yet effective bucket trap where the rat or mouse would jump on the rotating bait can and falls into the bucket filled with water.  Take a look! Let me know what your thoughts are in the comments […]

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Victor Electronic Mouse Trap – Model M2524

October 6, 2012

For those who don’t like dealing with spring traps or finding a dead mouse somewhere in your house from poison, the Ms524 Victor electronic mouse trap is the trap for you.   If used properly, this trap is VERY effective with a 100% kill rate and no escapes!  How’s that for a guarantee!   Here’s […]

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Victor Electronic Rat Traps – M240

October 5, 2012

Victor Electronic Rat Traps – Model M240   The M240 Victor electronic rat trap can kill rats as large as 8 inches not including their tails as well as mice. Many folks have successfully used this trap for years and is one of the rat traps out there in the market that works! The best way […]

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Humane Rat Traps

October 4, 2012

What Are Humane Rat Traps? Humane rat traps are really the best way to go when you have a rat infestation problem in your home or office. To some people the mention of a rat conjures up an image of a snarling, foaming at the mouth, hysterical creature, ready to attack at a moment’s notice. […]

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Building Your Own Homemade Rat Traps That Work

May 24, 2012

One thing that a lot of people with rat problems at their home are not aware of is the fact that, with the right supplies, they can actually build their very own homemade rat traps that work. Not only is this a lot less expensive than having to call out a pest control company to […]

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