Rats pose a significant threat to your health. If you find that there are rodents on your property, you will want them gone before they can do anything or spread any diseases.
When they are in your attic, though, removing them may not seem easy. How do you remove them when they are in a space you can barely reach?
The solution is a lot simpler than you may realize. It is all about trapping them inside then laying traps around the attic. If you can do this, your rodent problem should be gone soon.
Another option is to contact a professional if you feel you cannot manage this alone.
Remove Exit and Entry Points
The rodents got into the attic somehow. You want to figure out how they did this and you want to remove that point of entry immediately. Look around the outside of the attic, both in your property and around the roof. Patch any holes you find so that the rodents cannot escape. It may seem counterproductive, but you will want to do this to remove the rodents. If you do not patch the access points, the rodents can leave and return later. Even if they do not, other rodents can come in any time they want. Patch up these entry points first.
Trap the Attic
Once there is no escape, set traps around the attic. You can choose the trap you like, whether kill or no-kill, and bait it. The traps should start to catch the rodents quickly. When it does catch them, and when there are no rodents left, you can remove the traps. Make sure that you bait the traps well. Placement should not be a big issue here, but the bait is crucial. You want them to go to the trap so that you can catch all of them. Once you do, your problem is gone.
Call a Professional
If you do not feel comfortable doing this, or if you feel there is too much for you to do, you can contact a professional. Alongside rodent removal, they can help with the feces, as well. Removing rodent nests from the attic does not have to be a big problem. The only concern is getting to the roof and handling everything. It may be more than you can handle, and that is okay. In those instances, contact a professional to do the work for you.
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