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Where should I relocate a trapped rat? (outside the home, after you seal the house)

If you have managed to trap a rat, you’re going to need to make sure of a few things before you can even think about releasing that trap back into the wild. If you don’t make sure these other things are completed first, the rat will just come back. Next time it comes back, it might not be alone either.

Whether you have chosen to use humane or non-humane rat traps, depending on how you look at them, you will need to make sure you seal up your home entirely before you release anything back into the wild. Rats use their urine to communicate with each other, and to remind themselves of where they live. A little bit like Hansel and Greta with the trail of breadcrumbs. It won’t be long before they find their way back. That’s why we suggest driving them miles - as many as possible, but preferably more than ten - away from your home.

There really isn’t any point in setting traps at all until you have ensured your home is entirely sealed, and this will include a rather extensive investigation and repair job. When we check your home for rats, we perform a 32-point inspection. This enables us to ensure no hole or crack is left un-treated. We would advise that your home inspection is just as extensive, ensuring you check each and every section of the outside of your home, piece by piece. You should work systematically to ensure you don’t miss any areas, and pay particular attention to renowned weak spots. These include around windows and doors, where electrical wires and pipe work enter and exit your home, where the chimney attaches itself to your house, and also vents, siding, soffits, fascias, guttering, and more.

If you don’t repair all holes and weak spots, the rats will tear it back open again. If you don’t use the right materials to repair all holes and weak spots, the rats will tear it right back open again. If you release a rat back into the wild without all repairing all holes and weak spots, it will be that rat that tears everything right back open again.

Rodents just like mice and rat will cause extensive damage in your home if you do not ensure you have rodent-proofed it. It’s not just homes that come under attack either - it’s properties such as feed storage buildings on farms, farm buildings themselves, garages, sheds, outbuildings of both residential and commercial properties, warehouses, factories, food processing plants, restaurants, and even office buildings. In fact, with the amount of crumbs that get thrown on the floor and garbage that gets thrown out in the trash in office buildings, they are often some of the worst rat-infested culprits.

The truth of the matter is one rat will often become many more rats once its urine attracts other rats and then they all start mating. And they will quite literally invade any property if they think they can tear into it in some way. We would always advise using snap traps when you are up against a rat problem, and then you don't have the problem of releasing that relocated rat in the first place.

If you are determined to that the live and “humane” trap options, however, then you should definitely make sure that you drive as far away from your house as you possibly can before releasing that rat, and even then, only after you have ensured your home is 100% sealed. We would recommend a distance of around five to ten miles, but the closer you to get to ten miles, the better.

For more rat information, visit our rat removal tips page, or for more specific how-to instructions, read the how to get rid of rats page with 6 step-by-step instructions. If you have a problem with rats above your ceiling in your house, read my rats in the attic guide. The most important part of rat control is sealing shut entry holes into the building, but after you've done that, you'll want to know how to kill rats humanely to complete the rat control job. If you need to hire professional help in your city, click on my directory of over 200 rat removal companies servicing 95% of the USA. we can help your with your rat problem!
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