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3 Questions to Ask Before You Set Out to Catch a Rat

8 Jun , 2015  

There’s no need to be a hero when it comes to DIY pest control

Catching a rat doesn’t have to be an adventure story. It can be simple, safe and effective with Victor®’s step-by-step strategies on how to catch a rat

Rats are disease-carrying rodents that threaten your home and outdoor space. Having the facts about what you are up against and using the right tools will help you conquer your rodent problems.

two rats

Rat control is all about working smart, not hard.  That’s why it’s important to understand how rats will interact with your cleverly set trap.  With the right information, DIY pest control can be simple, safe and effective.

 

After decades of experience, we’ve discovered the secret to rat control in three basic questions:

 

 1.)  Where do you live?

 

Location determines treatment plans. If you live in a coastal state, you’ll likely be dealing with Roof rats. Folks in the middle of the map will most likely have to treat for Norway rats. Check out our handy visual aid to help to further identify which species you’re up against.

Rat map


2.) Where are you seeing signs of activity?


Hear scurrying in your attic? Droppings in your basement? Notice gnaw marks on corners or food storage? Tune into the rat’s behaviors to determine where to set traps.  Ultrasonic Rodent Repellers are a low-maintenance option for securing hard-to-reach spaces where rats might be hiding.

 

3.) What can you do to create an undesirable environment for the rats?


A few best practices: remove food sources, seal open cracks and crevices in the home, and regularly clean and secure areas where food is stored.  Prevention is your first line of defense against rat infestation.

 

Now,  you’re ready to choose the best Victor rat control options for your situation. This is DIY done right!

 

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