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Trapping and removal is the most effective way to remove rats from a building - AFTER the entry holes have been sealed shut, of course. It's pointless to remove rats if the building still has entry holes, because new rats will keep entering forever. But once the building is sealed shut, you need to trap and remove the rats that are inside. Remember, never ever use rat poison, which will only cause more problems (dead stinking rats in the walls, incomplete eradication, etc).

Trapping Strategy and Tips
1) Use the right type of trap. After many years and hundreds of rat removal jobs, I have found that the Victor brand wooden snap traps are the very best.
2) Place the traps in areas of high rat activity, where you see droppings, rat trails, and brown rat grease marks. Usually in the attic.
3) Place the traps along walls and edges, with the yellow trip pan facing the wall. You don't want a rat approaching the trap from the kill bar end, but the pan end.
4) Bait the yellow trip pan with peanut butter. In truth, bait doesn't really matter. Location is far more important.

  Part of the job means trapping and removing the rats. Trapping alone is by no means a total cure to your rat problem, but it is an essential part of the process. Sure, any person or pest company can set a few rat traps in the attic or home, but the real key to success is numbers and placement. We ensure total capture with these methods:
  • Number: we set MANY traps in the affected area to get them all.
  • Location: we set the traps ON the rat runways so they aren't bypassed.
  • Touch: traps are set at just the right angles and levels of sensitivity.

  • Attic trapping with lethal snap traps
  • Attic trapping with non-lethal cage traps
  • Trapping behind crevices / appliances
  • Trapping inside the home with pet/child proof trapping stations
  • Trapping outside with cage traps or stations

  Remember, rat control involves many important steps, from identifying and closing all of the entry areas, to sanitizing, to chemical deodorization. However, if there's rats, they've got to be trapped and removed. There's no magic spray or ultrasonic sound emitter that will make them leave. Even when the holes are all sealed, the rats that are stuck inside must be trapped and removed. Trapping is always part of the total rat control solution, and it must be done right. When an uneducated homeowner or a lazy pest control technician slaps a couple of traps around the attic hatch, that won't cut the mustard. Trapping is an art, and we at Orlando Rats have it mastered!

For photos of trapped rats, and to get an idea of what will happen at your home or company, be sure to check out our snap trapping photos page and our cage trapping photos page.

What is the best trap to catch rat - There are a number of rat traps on the market: electric traps, glue traps, cage traps, and body gripping traps. Even with the advances in technology, there is no better trap on the market than the old fashioned snap trap. Snap traps have evolved, too, and there is a wide variety of snap traps available for owners to select from. The type of snap trap you purchase will depend on your preferences, but the tried and true wooden snappers are reliable and proven effective. Wooden snap traps (or those of that design) allow the rat a full visual of the bait. Despite being reclusive, rats are leery of entering boxes or any enclosure where they cannot see the source of the food smell. The open design of the snap trap helps set the rat is relative ease when it is thinking about taking the bait. Read about What are the Types of Rat Snap Traps here. The other traps on the market encounter some serious drawbacks. Electric traps are usually enclosed. Any trap that centers on a box will have poor results when dealing with rats. Glue traps are another hit and miss type of rodent trap. Because of the chance that a rat will get partially stuck and then free itself, glue traps can quickly make themselves ineffective. Once a rat determines that a glue trap is not safe, it will never go near the trap again.

Electric rat traps - Technology is a fantastic thing, making our lives easier and providing a higher quality of life. Technology has made advances in every area even the area of pest control. Recent additions to the nuisance animal market include electric trapping devices. Electric rats traps can work and they are humane when compared to other trapping methods like glue traps. The downfall to electric traps is that most designs are based on a box, requiring the rat to enter an enclosed container to retrieve the bait. Young and inexperienced rats may fall for this, but as a general rule rats do not like entering small, enclosed spaces like the electric trap. Older rats will not attempt it at all, wary of the fact that they cannot see the bait. If you want to trap rats, the most cost effective and easiest way is still by using snap traps. Snap traps allow the rat the luxury of a visual of the bait and prevent the sensation of panic that accompanies the box traps. Electric traps will work but they are still not as effective as a properly set spring trap.

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