Welcome to Rat Control of Salem! We are Oregon 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 Salem 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 Salem 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.
Salem Rat Removal Tip: What are some humane ways to kill a rat?
Killing any creature is inhumane but if you must, there are certain methods you can use to kill rats without exerting pain unnecessary pain and suffering on them. Here are some methods:
This should be done using CO2 and can be found in common household materials. You may want to have this done by a veterinarian though as they are qualified for such a task. Should you decide to do it yourself, you would need to have a sealable airtight container for a euthanizing chamber in which you would need to place the rat, and then you can use a mixture of baking soda and white vinegar to make the CO2 gas. When baking soda and white vinegar mixes together, CO2 gas is made. You can use 2 teaspoons of baking soda to 50ml of white vinegar although you may want to increase this measurement depending on the size of the container. You would need to attach a hose leading into the euthanizing chamber from the container with the CO2. This is assuming that you already have the rat in the chamber.
2. Blunt Force
This method may sound gruesome and could possibly be inhumane if not done properly or accurately. The goal is to deliver a blunt force, directly on the brain of the rodent, killing it with one strike. Maybe you should try putting the animal to sleep before you do this because if you do not accurately hit the right spot on the brain, you can cause pain and distress to the animal, making them suffer before eventual death. A potential consequence of this method is that you may need to repeat the action which can also be emotionally traumatizing for you in addition to being inhumane for the rodent. If the animal moves while you try this method, chances are that it would fail. If you cannot put it to sleep, you may want to have it confined to a corner or place it in a bag so that it cannot move.
3. Shot It
If you are able to handle guns well, you may want to try this method. It is another messy method, with blood splattering everywhere but one clean shot through the brain or heart, can result in a quick and easy death for the rodent. Providing of course, the animal dies at once. A BB gun, air rifle or any small, low caliber gun can work for this. You would have to ensure that you have very good aim though and that the rat cannot move as you risk having bullets hit something else. However, having rodent blood splatter in your surroundings, can become deadly for you as rats that are infected with certain diseases, can spread it from their blood. You can try keeping the rat in a container and wait for it to get in front the gun before you fire. This way the majority of blood may be restricted to the inside of the container. This method as well, is not guaranteed to be 100% humane.