Welcome to Rat Control of New Haven 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 New Haven 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 New Haven 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.
New Haven County Rat Removal Tip: Where Should I Put A Trapped Rat?
So, you've trapped a rat, or multiple rats in your home. That day came when you noticed the sound of scurrying little feet and heard the scratching sounds that only rats can make. You took the time to do some research and set traps in the attic, carefully bating each one.
You continued to check the traps daily and you soon had a rat. It didn't occur to you what to do after you've captured the rat but it is just as important as trapping it.
You do have a few options for removing the rat from your home. Keep in mind that rats carry a lot of infectious and highly contagious diseases. Even if they are dead, you should always wear thick gloves to protect your skin when handling rats.
So, You've Caught a Rat
Of course, one option is to call someone else to come take care of it for you. There are many companies who are experienced in rat removal. There may be a small fee involved but it should be minimal since you've already done most of the work.
You can call your local pest control company or even a local rehabber. Sometimes wildlife management will also tell you who to call locally.
Most of the time, these companies have a process for eliminating rats. This usually involves lethal injection or incineration.
If the rat is dead and you just need to dispose of it, the process is pretty simple. You want to secure the carcass in a Ziploc bag and ensure that it is tightly sealed. After this, you should drop the Ziploc (with the rat in it) into a small plastic grocery bag and tie it shut.
Only after the carcass has been properly secured can you put it inside a trash bin on the exterior of the house. However, you'll only want to do this if the trash can has a well-fitting lid that can be closed securely.
Relocating rats is typically not recommended because of the environmental hazards they pose. However, if you are dead set on relocation and you've already trapped a rat, here are some tips.
Ensure that you are protecting your skin and your airways, even in the car. Wear thick gloves that cover the forearms as well as a mask to cover your nose and mouth during the process.
It is recommended that you relocate rats at night to help prevent their return. You'll want to drive at least ten miles away, turning many times before releasing them. The key is to get them far enough away at night so that they can't find their way back.