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 use poison, but it also tends to be cheaper than going out and buying rat traps as well. Plus, the process of making them is easier than you may think. So if you are sick and tired of rats in your home, now is a great time to consider the option of trying this out.
Homemade Rat Traps That Work
At first, a lot of people are skeptical about whether or not the homemade mouse trap will actually work as well as store-bought ones. But the truth is that if you build them correctly and place them in the right areas of your home where the rat population is high, then there is a no reason as to why a homemade rat trap cannot work to get rid of your mice control problem for good.
The approximate cost of building your own rat traps that work can be as little as a dollar per trap, considering the materials that are needed for the following step-by-step guide are typically ones you can find around the house or purchase for a very small sum of money.
Disclaimer: if you are the type of person who is humane about getting rid of rats, then you will want to consider trying rat traps that don’t kill. This particular trap falls into the category of rat traps that kill (or at least have the potential to kill, if you leave the rat in it long enough). Otherwise, you can release the rat from the trap in a new area to prevent it from coming back.
Making Your Own Homemade Rat Traps That Work
To make your own rat trap at home, you will need a 32-oz or larger tin can, rat food or bait, and a can opener.
Using your can opener, cut slits in at the lid of the can to the point that you can fold the tin down and have the pieces criss cross over each other in a way that is interconnecting. Then, bend these down to the point where there is still an opening for the rat to enter the can, but not too big so that it will be able to escape.
Now that the trap is built, all you need to do is to place some bait in the can itself. You can try bacon or any other kind of meat. To ensure the rat does not get away with it, consider gluing the meat to the back of the can.
Finally, all you will need to do is to anchor the can in place with a wire. Be sure to set it up in a high traffic area, and make several of these traps if necessary (for larger rat populations). Overall, making homemade rat traps that work is a great way to take care of the pest control problem without worrying about using poisoning or harsh chemicals.
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