Setting up a rat trap is a relatively simple process that can be done in a few minutes. There are a few different types of rat traps available on the market but the most common and effective type is the snap trap.
Before setting up your trap it is important to determine where the rats are coming from and what their travel routes are. This will help you to determine the best location to set up your trap. Once you have determined the best location baiting your trap is the next step.
There are a few different ways to bait your trap but using food that rats are attracted to is the most effective. Some common foods that rats like to eat include:
• Peanut butter
After baiting your trap all you need to do is wait for a rat to enter it and then spring the trap. Once the rat is caught you can dispose of it however you see fit.
If you have a persistent rat problem setting up multiple traps around your home is the best way to ensure that you catch as many rats as possible.
What do you need to set up a rat trap?
A piece of cheese or other strong smelling food a container and a way to prop up the container so the rat can reach the food.
Where should you place the rat trap?
Place the trap where you have seen rat droppings along a wall or in a dark place where rats like to travel.
How do you bait the trap?
Answer: Place the cheese or other food on the trigger in the middle of the trap.
How do you set the trap?
Place the trap so the rat has to enter the trap to get the bait.
Prop up the container with a stick or something similar so the rat can reach the food.
What should you do once the rat is caught?
Dispose of the rat in a garbage bag or dumpster.
Wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.
How often should you check the trap?
Check the trap daily.
What do you do if the trap is not working?
Make sure the trap is baited and set properly.
If the trap is still not working try a different bait or location.
What are some other ways to get rid of rats?
Hire a professional exterminator use rat poison or seal up any holes or cracks where rats can enter your home.
What are some signs of a rat infestation?
Droppings gnaw marks scratching noises and footprints.
How can rats damage your home?
Rats can damage insulation chew through wires and pipes and contaminate food.
Are rats dangerous to humans?
Yes rats can carry diseases that are harmful to humans such as the plague typhus and rat-bite fever.
How can I prevent a rat infestation?
Keep your home clean and free of food debris seal up any holes or cracks and do not leave food out in the open.
What should I do if I see a rat?
Do not try to catch the rat yourself.
Instead contact a professional exterminator or your local animal control.
I think there is a rat in my house what should I do?
Do not panic.
Try to find where the rat is coming from and seal up any holes or cracks.
If you cannot find the source contact a professional exterminator.
I found a dead rat what should I do?
Pick up the dead rat with gloves or a shovel and place it in a garbage bag.
Disinfect the area where the rat was found.