The scurrying in the attic from rodents can drive you crazy. They bring with them messes and diseases, and concern after concern. Getting rid of them is top priority.
How can you go about this, though? Getting rid of rodents in the attic can seem like a difficult task to undertake. With larger infestations, it may seem downright impossible.
There is a simple, effective way to do this, though. If you are looking to remove rats from your attic, follow the steps below. You should see a complete removal of rats within a short amount of time if you do this properly.
Find Their Entry and Exit Points
There is some way that the rodents got into your attic. Most likely, they are leaving through that point every day, too, to find food and other necessities. So long as that entry point remains there, they can freely leave and come back when they want. Even if you scare off the rodents through some method, they will use that entry point to come back again. They know that your attic is a safe space for them to rest and they know they will have access to fresh food and other things they may need. Find where the rodents are getting through and close up the holes. Make sure there is no way for the rodents to get in or out of there.
Trap the Place
Place traps around the attic once you know there is no way for the rodents to leave. With rodents stuck there, they are bound to fall into the traps. After the noises stop and you are certain they are all gone, you can remove them and the traps. You could let them leave, but there is a high risk of the rats returning or staying on the property if you do this. If you want to make sure that the rats go, and stay gone, you are going to have to lock them in the attic and trap them. It is the only way to make sure the rats do not have the chance to come back.
Getting rid of rodents in the attic is easier than you may think. It is all about knowing where their entry points are and making sure they cannot leave. Once you do that, you can begin trapping them all. You will have a rodent-free attic in no time.
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