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How To Get Rats Out Of Your Garage
Rats are a massive problem, and they will often find their way into people’s garages because this is where people will often store pet food and food for other domestic animals. Because many of these foodstuffs are bought in thick plastic bags rather than containers, this means that rats can easily bite through the bag into the plentiful food source within. For many people, they will not notice that they have a problem until they open the feed bag one day to find a rat inside feasting on the food.
Practical First Steps After Finding Rats In Your Garage
Most people will have a number of different food sources for rats in their garages, which is why it is a common place to find these pests. The first step should be to transfer any such food sources into a more secure container that cannot be accessed by the rats. Those who keep large bags of dog or cat food and even sacks of chicken food should consider transferring it to a large plastic bin with a sealable lid, so that the rats cannot get access to the food.
This will also make the rats hungrier, meaning they are more likely to take the bait on the rat traps. Food can also lure in other animals, such as pigeons, and we provide Memphis bird control services in addition to rodent control.
When it comes to laying rat traps the majority of professionals and domestic users will find that the traditional snap traps are very effective, and aren’t a real danger to other domestic pets. However, it is best to keep any cats and dogs that you have out of the garage while you are dealing with the rat infestation, as they may smell the rat carcasses in the traps before you notice them. Attention to detail is very important in
Memphis animal trapping, and that includes raccoon removal, and skunk trapping as well as rodents such as mice.
Locating Rat Traps Within A Garage
There are a number of likely spots within a garage where you can locate a rat trap, and many of the best places will be those around where the food sources they used to be. Rats are creatures of habit, and much like any other animal that finds an abundant food source it will return to that place repeatedly. It is also worth looking around the walls of the garage to see if you can find any small holes where the rats might be getting in.
If there are areas where there is a lot of rat droppings or other signs of rat activity, then place the traps in this area too. Don't forget, rats can lure in snakes. We also excell at Memphis snake removal services.
Bait For A Rat Trap
Rats are natural scavengers so will be actively looking for morsels of food on the floor that they can eat, so baiting a rat trap is not that difficult to do. There are a number of different foods that people can use, with potato, peanut butter and meat all being popular, but a Snickers candy bar is often most successful because it is almost irresistible to the rat.
Disposing Of The Carcasses And Keeping Rats Out Of Your Garage In The Future
Once you have started finding rats in your traps, then you will have to start dealing with the carcasses. Some people prefer to double bag the carcass in a thick bin liner, and then to throw it in the trash, but others will prefer to bury the carcass. The problem with burial is that domestic pets or other animals that feed on carrion may smell the carcass if it’s buried.
After a while your traps will stop catching the rats, and this is usually a sign that the rats have found somewhere less hazardous to live. It is still worth keeping any food sources in sealed canisters or barrels so that the rats can’t get to them, and you may also want to check around the perimeter of the garage to see if there are any obvious access points that need to be sealed. This is the most important part
of our Memphis rodent extermination process.
Other Memphis animal pest control topics:
Possum Trapping Methods
Raccoon Repellents Don't Work
Pigeon Prevention in Memphis
How to Get Rid of Tennessee Bats
Will Memphis Animal Services Help Me with a Wild Animal Issue?
How to Kill a Groundhog
There are various state professionals who have got specific expertise in the wildlife removal and can also understand
different patterns of behavior of Tennessee wildlife found in the near premises of your house. Although they may not be able to
help you to a great extent, yet the information provided by them can be handy in dealing with issues related to wildlife
encounter. Some of these departments are playing very important and unique roles in helping people and wild animals as
Here in SW Tennessee, we regularly deal with rats in people's homes and in commercial buildings. The same goes for squirrels in attics. We provide animal trapping for raccoons, skunks, and opossums, and even armadillos. We pride ourselves
on our safe removal of bats without harming any of these valuable creatures. We also provide snake removal services in Memphis, and in the Mississippi delta we deal with venomous species such as the cottonmouth. We provide bird
control services, as well as removal of lawn pests such as moles and voles. We are dedicated to excellent customer service, and are available 24 hours 7 days to handle your Memphis animal problem. We are not just trappers, but we also
do building repairs and attic cleanup. From tiny mice to huge beavers, we can handle it all! We service the greater Memphis metro area, including all of Shelby County TN, and the towns of Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Covington,
Lakeland, Millington, Arlington, and more. In Arkansas, we service Mississippi County, Craighead County, and Greene County, and of course the towns of West Memphis AR, and Forrest City. We service DeSoto County Mississippi and
the towns of Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven MS, Holly Springs, Corinth, and Senatobia.
We are ready to solve your Memphis wildlife removal issue!