Welcome to Rat Control of Hartford! 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 Hartford 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 Hartford 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.
Hartford Rat Removal Tip: How Do I Trap Rat That Stays Away From Traps?
Well, the truth is that you are probably doing it wrong. Rat traps are highly effective, if they are used correctly. There are some tips and tricks that you should know before baiting a trap.
Like, for instance, the fact that you never have just one rat. It just doesn't happen. These animals live in groups. You may have only seen one, or one at a time, but you have many.
Another important tip is that you should never use just one rat trap. It's a waste of time. With one trap you are only playing a guessing game and your odds of winning are less than half. If you are serious about trapping a rat, or rats, you need multiple traps. That is the best way to ensure success.
The thing with traps is that there is actually a bit of a science to it. There must be multiples, put in the right places, with the right bait to be successful.
The Number of Traps
Ideally, you want to use up to three traps per rodent. If you have a dozen rats scurrying around in your attic, then you'll need over thirty traps to be truly effective. The truth is that most homeowners simply don't use that many. In fact, they don't use anywhere near enough to be effective.
The number of traps should not change with the type. Whether using snap traps of cage traps, you'll want two to three traps per rodent.
Placing the Traps
The placement of the traps is of utmost importance. Rats are quite cautious and if the traps are placed strategically, they will simply side-step them.
You want to place traps two to ten feet apart in high traffic areas. Look for wires that have been chewed and place them near there. You should also pay special attention to areas along walls and in corners. Traps can even be attached to walls near pipes rats climb.
Baiting the Traps
Rats will eat many fruits and vegetables, along with other stuff. They are foragers. The thing is that many of them are Houdinis when it comes to stealing food from a trap. The best thing to do is use something they find irresistible and is hard to steal. Peanut butter, or any other type of nut butter, usually does the trick. Because of its sticky nature, they can't run off with it and typically end up stuck in the trap.
Trapping rats isn't quite as easy as we have been led to believe. However, with a little practice and a few tips you can eradicate your rodent problem before it grows.