How To Exterminate Rats In Your Home

January 9, 2019

Rats are a problem in any home. And, you can find them difficult to get rid of. They do not only spread disease but they also contaminate food and damage property and even items, such as shoes or clothes.

Luckily, there are ways you can implement to kill these annoying pests effectively. Refer to them below!

Seal All Openings

Rats, unlike mice, need lots of water so expect them to travel inside and outside of your home. Therefore, make sure to seal up entry points, cracks, or holes. Sheet metal along door bottoms and around pipe entrances to prevent them from chewing through. Fill gaps around your pipes with the use of cement. Also, ensure to remove any objects or items that rats can potentially use as a home (e.g. old furniture).  


Various taps are available to help you get rid of rats for good.

1. Glue Boards: Might not be quite an effective solution because bigger rats sometimes pull themselves wobbly from the glue.

2. Snap Traps: Both plastic and rat-sized wooden traps can be used to capture and kill rats.  

3. Live Traps: These methods use the natural tendency of rats to investigate and wiggle in the hole.


Dry pet food is one attractive rat bait, so can dried fruits, dried meats, and nuts. Otherwise, use poison pesticides. You can purchase some at home stores. If you want to remove rats without harming your kids and/or pets, consider tamper-resistant bait stations. These are enclosed equipment where bait is positioned.


Mothballs are also an effective rat spray. Simply place at least 5 mothballs in a Ziploc bag and then crunch until they become powder. Put the powder in an unused spray bottle. Mix it with a squirt of dishwashing liquid and put some water. Spray around the infected areas, although keep away from pets and kids.


For instance, Fresh Cab is an easy and safe way to eliminate rats. It is made up of natural ingredients, so you won't have to worry about the safety or health of your children and pets. All you have to do is place it in areas in which rats reside. The smell it produces drives them away. There are many other safe repellent products you can find out there. Check to your local home store.

Pest Control Services

Assuming you've tried all of these methods but the rats are still giving you a hard time, now is the right time to get the professionals involved. Go-Forth Pest Control provides a long-term rat infestation solution and a reliable sort of rat control. Each qualified professional is backed by global innovation and knowledge to get rid of these pests.

Overall, calling in the pros is your best option. Go-Forth Pest Control knows the proper tools to utilize and above all, the proper placement. While small creatures, rats know how to frustrate you and it takes someone with knowledge and experience to evaluate the situation to eliminate the main problem both safely and quickly.

Happy rat-free living!  

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