Welcome to Rat Control of Fairfield County! We are Connecticut rodent control specialists. Our specialty is rat and mouse control. Our special 32-point process is the single most effective method in the
country for permanently solving rodent problems inside houses and buildings. We are not a typical pest control Fairfield County rodent exterminator company that treats rodents in a similar way to insects, with repeated monthly
or quarterly poison treatments. That's a never-ending process. We solve the problem ONCE, and PERMANENTLY, by thoroughly inspecting every component of your building and completely sealing
shut all access points, to 100% rodent-proof your house. We physically trap and remove all rats or mice, a process that is completely effective once all access has been closed. The problem
is soved forever, usually in a week or less. Click on our Fairfield County Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
us a call any time to schedule an appointment, usually within the next day. We look forward to hearing from you.
Fairfield County Rat Removal Tip: How To Handle A Rat After You Have Trapped It
DIY pest control is not uncommon. Even rat infestations are sometimes handled by knowledgeable do it yourselfers. The smaller the infestation, the greater your chances of success in eradicating these little rodents.
There are a few things you should know about catching rats yourself. Rats have a social hierarchy. There are dominant and inferior rats in the group. Typically, the first rats caught in traps are inferior rats.
Dominant rats can be trapped, but they are much more cautious. Also, keep in mind that trapped rats are scared and will become aggressive. Many times, they are also injured, and they will not hesitate to bite.
Rats carry all sorts of infectious and transmittable diseases. It is absolutely essential to wear the proper protection when disposing of carcasses or handling live rats for that matter. This includes long, thick gloves that protect the forearms and a ventilated mask to protect your airways.
Many times, rats that end up in traps are dead before they are found. This makes handling them much simpler. Simply secure them in a Ziploc bags and disposed of them outside in a secured plastic bag.
However, live rats are a different story. They are aggressive and unpredictable. The best thing to do is to contain them, carefully and securely before contacting a domestic rehabber or pest control agency. They will come and remove the rodents for a small fee.
Depending on where you live, eliminating them may be an option but it is a risky one. Rats present environmental concerns and even their fur can be hazardous. Agencies typically dispose of rats by lethal injection or incineration. No matter what you decide to do, never attempt to handle rats with your bare hands.
What To Do Next
After disposing of the trapped rats, it is important to reset the traps as soon as possible. Catching the dominant rats is the best chance of eradicating the group. You will likely need to use each trap multiple times.
It will also be necessary to clean the area they frequented. You'll want to wear protective equipment for this as well. Their droppings and fur should be sucked up with a shop vac.
The urine also needs to be cleaned and the entire area should be disinfected. A rat's urine contains pheromones that help it communicate with other rats. If the urine isn't cleaned completely and correctly, it won't be long before others get the message and move in.