Welcome to Rat Control of Maine! We are Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine 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.
Maine Rat Removal Tip: What to do about a trap-shy rat?
Most of the rats are wary. They won't approach a trap easily especially if it is new to their senses. You might be a homeowner who is worried because you see signs that your house is getting infested by rats. If you think that rodents can easily be caught, think again. Rats are one of the smartest species of critters inside the home. They run fast, they can swim, climb, and dig if it's necessary to escape from you.
What This Means
In short, you might be able to catch a rat after you spend a month researching about them, spend hundreds of dollars going into rat catching training, and buy state of the art gadgets. You might as well apply as a professional pest control technician if you really want to get rid of rats inside your home. The good news is that this is not the case for everyone. You can get rat traps and still try to remove them from your house.
If you are not able to catch rats, it is possible that you might be doing something wrong. You might be putting the trap in the wrong place where there is no rat activity. You might be using the wrong bait, or you might have done unsuccessful attempts to trap the rats in the past. When it comes to rats, snap traps are the ones that will work best. It is not recommended to put the rats into cage-like traps. It is illegal to relocate a rat in some states. The only way to remove them is to get rid of them swiftly and humanely.
It is not recommended to use electrocution rat traps. Most of them have the tendency to avoid anything that is new. Black box rat traps require the critters to actually crawl inside it to get trapped. However, this does not work at all. Rats may approach the trap with caution but they will never crawl into it.
Rats went inside your house because they found it as a rich source of food. Adding a trap with enticing bait will not help at all if your kitchen offers more food. Besides, they know that the kitchen is safer than approaching black traps. They won't trouble themselves with the traps if they know that it is dangerous for them.
Some of the rats are smart. They tend to avoid the traps completely while getting the bait. Rats can approach the trap, grab the food without activating the trigger, and get away unscathed. Another factor that you should consider is that rats can multiply quickly. If you were infested with rats before, you might find hundreds of them on your attics and basements. If this is the case, you might have to buy a lot of traps. In the long run, it won't work anymore since they will be wary if one of them was killed because of the rat trap. You might as well contact a professional to get the job done for you.