8 Questions For An Expert Rat Catcher

Catching rats is extremely tricky. Even if you are a nimble feline like our furry rat catcher friend below! Not only that, keeping rats permanently out of your home or business is even more tricky. Many people also have no idea how the process works. They don’t have the slightest clue what they should do about rats.

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Nor do they understand what risks are involved with rats. So to help you out, we’re created a short FAQ. These are questions which you’d either ask the rat catcher.

Everything you’ve ever wanted to ask a rat catcher

Q: How many rats are in my home?

A:  It’s extremely difficult to say. This will really depend on how long the rats have been nesting in your home. The longer the infestation, the more rats there will be. Also, just because you’ve only seen one or two rats, doesn’t mean there aren’t more.


Q: Have you located the nest?

A: Locating the nest is really the first step to getting rid of rats, which may be in the roof if you have heard scratching. You have to see the nest as the rats “home base.” The key to getting rid of rats is destroying this home base. You want to do this to the point that the rats have no interest in returning.

Q: Should pets and babies be kept away, if so where from?

A: Yes, some rat catchers uses a wide variety of poisons. All of these can be harmful for pets and babies. These should be kept as far away from the affected area as possible. You want to do this until the rats and poison have both been removed. Other rat catchers use traps, as discussed below.

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Q: How long will the process take?

A: This will also depend on the size and extent of the infestation. Typically, it takes about 3 days to a week to remove rats using poison. Traps usually take about the same time, as well as using smells rodents don’t like. That being said, it can take a lot longer if the problem is reoccurring.

Q: Do you use traps and are they safe?

A: Yes, traps are the weapon for choice for the rat catcher. Today’s rat traps are highly sophisticated and also extremely safe. These traps are completely enclosed. This means the poison is kept inside, and there is no way for pets or small children to get at it.

Q: Can you promise that the rats will never return?

A: Unfortunately, there are no guarantees in life. It’s possible that the rats may one day return. Despite this, there are measures we can both take to prevent to. On the client’s side, they need to keep their home tidy, so that rats are no attracted. What we can do is pest proof the property, so that rats have no way of getting in.


Q: Are rats dangerous?

A: Yes, rats can be far more dangerous than people realise. This is mostly because they spread bacteria, viruses and dangerous diseases. Cornered rats can also be dangerous because they will not hesitate to bite. If this happens, you can easily become infected with these diseases. This is why it’s always best to hire a professional rat catcher, instead of trying to handle the problem yourself.

Q: Do rats go away by themselves?

A: Yes, rats do sometimes go way by themselves but are more likely to stay indoors when it’s cold. For example, if the environment no longer provides them with food, they may migrate to another area. They may also leave if the area becomes too cold or inhospitable.


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