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Poison Control Methods Don't Work

One of the ways people try to control rat populations is through poison control. This is the primary method used by pest control companies that mostly deal with insects. I do NOT advocate the use of poison in controlling rats within a home. It is a silly, lazy, and ineffective way of dealing with a rat problem. Poison will only kill a % of the rats who eat it, and only a % of the rats will even eat it in the first place. Many rats will die, yes, and unfortunately, they will often die inside your attic or walls and cause a huge odor. Don't believe the users of poison who always claim, "oh no, the poison makes the rats thirsty, and they go outside to drink water, and once they drink water they swell up and die". That is a COMPLETE LIE. I know, because I've been to countless cases of dead rat removal in which poisons were applied by homeowners and pest control applicators. And even though poison does kill some rats, new rats will just keep coming and coming until the problem is solved correctly.
  • Poison does not get 100% of the rats - some don't eat it, some don't die.
  • Poison WILL result in stinking dead rats inside your attic or walls (see below)
  • Poison does not PERMANENTLY solve the problem - new rats can keep entering.
  • Poison is definitely less humane than a quick kill snap trap - if you care, anyway.
Look at this. The homeowner and her insect control companies tried poison. For many months she dealt with horrible dead rat smells and the problem NEVER GOT SOLVED. I found 5 dead rats in her attic. Sure, rats were killed, but more and more kept coming, probably attracted to the smell of the dead rats and the poison bait. Then I came in and PERMANENTLY SOLVED the rat problem in just a few days. How? I performed a detailed inspection of the home, sealed all of the entry points with steel, removed the rats inside, and deodorized the attic.

The only way to totally solve a rat problem is to permanently seal 100% of the entry points, and trap and remove the remaining rats. Poison simply doesn't work.

If you want to find other companies in the USA that use the proper methods instead of poison, check out these companies: Houston Pest Control | Oakland Pest Control | LA Animal Control | Denver Pest Control | Phoenix Pest Control | Portland Pest Control | Tampa Rat Control | Seattle Pest Control

How to kill rat properly - It’s not difficult to kill a rat. Some people feel more threatened by the presence of this large rodent than they would a field mouse, but the situations warrant similar control methods. Rats are notoriously messier home invaders due to their size and indiscriminate eating habits, but mice pose the same health risks and can cause the same amount of serious damage. The snap traps you use for mice are not appropriate for rats. Size is important when choosing your trap. A snap trap that is too small may snap down on a rat but not kill it, allowing the animal to escape or forcing it to drag the trap into a wall where the animal will later die from starvation. Rats that escape snap traps may never approach them again. It is not recommended to poison any type of animal living inside of your home. Poisoned animals will die hours or days later, often in in accessible areas of the home. The smell from these decaying bodies will be far worse than the live rat scurrying around your attic or basement. Despite all of the new traps on the market, snap traps are still the most effective means of rodent control. Set the large traps just like you would a smaller, mouse trap. They are even baited with the same food. Place the traps along areas where grease and fecal matter indicate occupancy and wait. You’ll be removing dead rats in no time.

Difenacoum rat poison - Also known as D-Con, difenacoum rat poison is one in a series of anticoagulant poisons on the commercial market. This toxin is mixed in a wheat base and made to entice rats and other rodents to chew. Once the poison has been ingested it begins to cause hemorrhaging within the body. Not only does it cause hemorrhaging, the anticoagulant properties of the chemical prevent the rat’s body from healing. Poisoned rats will eventually die from internal bleeding. Poison is an effective rat killer; however, the drawbacks to poison are the unpleasant cleanup if you’re lucky enough to find the rat once it has died, and the foul odor and hours of searching that will be required to locate a rat that has died somewhere inside the structure of the building. Poisons should never be used in areas where pets or children play and is not recommended in homes where a pet may ingest a poisoned rat. Even with poison considered effective, it is still not the most practical or efficient way of eliminating a rat problem in the home. Trapping through lethal means is still the number one method in rodent control and is as simple as purchasing snap traps down at the local store.

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