How To.Get Rid Of Rats

Rats are one of the most common and persistent pests in homes and businesses. They can squeeze through tiny cracks and holes in walls and foundations and once they’re inside they’re hard to get rid of. If you have rats in your home it’s important to take immediate action to get rid of them before they do serious damage or spread disease.

Here are some tips for getting rid of rats:

1. Remove their food sources. Rats are attracted to food and garbage so the first step in getting rid of them is to remove their food sources.

Store food in sealed containers and dispose of garbage regularly.

2. Plug up their entry points.

Rats can squeeze through tiny cracks and holes in walls and foundations. Inspect your home and seal any openings that rats could use to get inside.


Set up traps. Trapping is one of the most effective ways to get rid of rats. Snap traps are the most common and effective type of trap but you can also use live traps if you prefer not to kill the rats.

4. Use baits. Baits are another effective way to get rid of rats.

Place baits in areas where rats are active such as near their burrows in their runs or near their food sources.

5. Use poisons.

If other methods haven’t worked you can try using rat poison. Poisoned baits are the most common type of rat poison but you can also use tracking powders which are scattered around areas where rats are active.


Call a professional. If you’ve tried all of the above methods and you’re still dealing with a rat problem it’s time to call a professional. Pest control companies have the experience and equipment to effectively get rid of rats.

Getting rid of rats is a process and it may take some time and effort to finally get rid of them. But by taking these steps you can get rid of your rat problem for good..


Elizabeth L. Berg

The writer has more than one publication on rats to her credit, and they are focused on important factors about rats. She is of the MIND Institute and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, CA, United States.

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