Welcome to Rat Control of Fort Collins! We are Colorado 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 Fort Collins 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 Fort Collins 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.
Fort Collins Rat Removal Tip: Is It Legal For Me To Trap Rats In My Home?
Virtually everyone must deal with rats at some time or another. There are only a few places in the world where rats are not an issue, such as the Arctic Regions. However, the laws governing the way rats are dealt with do vary by jurisdiction.
Rats are scavenger rodents that like to live near people. They live off things that we throw away. It is an easy source of food, water, nesting material and sometimes even shelter.
Most of the time, rats are encountered in our dwellings, much to our dismay. The question then becomes whether it is legal for someone to trap a rat in there home. Here is a run down of the general guidelines governing rat control.
Rat Control in the Continental US
Wooden snap traps and glue traps are now illegal in the District of Columbia. Washington, DC actually requires wild rats to be trapped and released. It encourages the relocation of entire rat families and urges rehabbers to assist rats in adjusting to their new surroundings.
Rat control with the use of dogs and cats is permitted in every state. However, using a dog to hunt rats for sport is illegal in all fifty states. Several people have actually been arrested for this in New York City.
Other than that, it is legal for you to trap rats in your home to control or eliminate an infestation. It is important to note that rat control methods should consider the safety of children, pets and the environment.
Most Common Trap Methods
The most common and effective rat trap method is the wooden snap trap. That is, of course, as long as you don't live in Washington, DC. These traps are easy to place and relatively affordable. They offer a quick and painless kill for the animal.
The next most common trap is a live cage trap. These can sometimes be difficult to get rats into and they should be checked every eight hours after being set. They allow effective live relocation of the animal once it has been trapped.
Another effective tactic is the use of exclusion traps. Exclusion traps go over the main rat entry point and allow rats to leave. They do not, however, allow them back inside.
It is important to note that each of these methods requires some extra effort to be completely effective. All rat entry ways should be located and sealed off with some sort of metal or steel. Otherwise, the rats will simply re-enter the premises and take up residence.