Welcome to Rat Control of New York City! We are New York 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 York City 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 York City Prices page to find out more about our prices for rat control work. Or give
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New York City Rat Removal Tip: David - My name is Kim from NYC. Last night about 3 am, heard loud scratching in the bathroom wall. We have no attic access as the upstairs is finished into my son's bedroom with about a foot of attic space on the sides. After freaking out for a couple of hours, I have read A LOT of your postings, sites, etc. We live in a hundred plus year old house. A few weeks ago we went around the house and sealed all the cracks, holes, etc from the outside with spray foam and any minor repairs needed. Couple of days ago we started noticing what smells like old garbage, dirty dishes? Took the garbage can out and sterilized it, no dirty dishes around. Still stinks. We have an unfinished partial basement, and a hatch/trap door in the floor for access. We have pulled everything away from the walls to inspect for holes and have found none. We have never found rat droppings anywhere in the living spaces of the home. I am going to pull everything out and bleach the floors everywhere! I tried calling my local exterminator but they want 300 base price, just to come out, so I went to my local Home Depot and got Kill traps, sticky pads and Snickers bars. My question is where to put the rat traps if they are only in the walls so we can get rid of them, and do you have any tips on narrowing down where the hopefully dead rat is in our house? At this point everywhere stinks really bad, but where to put the traps is so much more important, because I am still so freaked out, I don't want to be in here. Any help or tips you can offer will be greatly appreciated.
My response: Dead rat - sniff around until you find it. That's what I do. Trap placement - that's hard. If it was my house, I'd leave the main entry hole open and put a one-way exclusion door on it. You also don't know for sure if you have rats. Maybe flying squirrels or other nocturnal animal. But rats is a good guess.
David - There were a couple of holes in the soffit outside that we repaired by replacing the wood, but can not find any other entrance even 5/8ths big. We steel wooled and spray foamed any crack or crevice we could find during the re caulking the windows day a few weeks back. When we moved in a couple of years back, we had a few mice. We eradicated them, and were critter free for a year, that we knew anyway. There is no evidence, ie rat droppings anywhere in the house. Trust me, I went batsh*t pulling everything out of place looking, cleaning, so we don't know even where to place traps as the only place we've ever heard them was in the living room ceiling (one time) and the one bathroom wall (again, one time). I have searched this whole house top to bottom every nook and cranny and can not find any animal droppings, and I now have an extensive knowledge on critter droppings thanks to Google. I have placed 2 snap traps in the partial basement, and pulled off the grate in the bathroom and placed a sticky pad with a snickers on it in front of it. My question, how long should it take to catch them, how long should I leave a trap in one place if it is not successful before trying a new spot? Thank you so much for your speedy reply, I truly appreciate it.
I guess just put out as many traps as you can and wait. It's really hard for me to give advice without seeing the house. Sorry.
David - I appreciate your efforts to help, and absolutely love your website. As I can't afford the 300 for the local exterminator, I certainly can't afford to fly you to New York City for an estimate, LOL. Thank you for all your efforts.