Getting rid of Phoenix rats DIY or go pro?
Well you have determined that you have Phoenix rats, now what. Obviously you want them gone. Rats spread
all kinds of diseases. They also cause extensive amounts of damage with their chewing and with the
mess the leave you. They are noisy and gross, and reproduce at a startling rate. Now you need to
explore all the pros and cons between DIY and hiring a Phoenix professional. I'm going to outline some
options here so that you can make an informed decision.
If you want to get rid of rats in the attic yourself, you need to follow a series of steps.
Find out how rats are getting inside. This is the most important step! Those Phoenix rats are getting in your home somehow.
Until you find their entry holes you will never solve your rat problem. Remember you must find them ALL, Every single
last one. Some can be as small as 2 inches wide. You need to inspect the whole structure, from the ground up, all
portions of the roof, and eaves. Make sure you are thorough. It will help if you study up on rat behavior and know
what signs to look for. Brown greasy staining and droppings at entry points will tell you that you are on the right
track. Also, inspect your attic, where you will see trails of feces that that will help you identify main entry points.
Once you have sealed all the holes and identified nesting areas, you need to choose your means of eradication.
Do you want to use dangerous poisons or chemicals? Maybe you’ll set a handful Snap traps that will kill the rat
but leave you with a gory body to dispose of. Glue traps catch the animal securely, but they don’t die for days.
Maybe you want to use a humane choice and set live traps. These are expensive to buy and now you need to rid yourself
of live trapped Arizona rats. If you want to free them you will have to go more than 6 miles away. Maybe you will construct
exclusion tunnels to get rid of them. They are not hard to build or install, if you have the tools, time, and materials.
If you hire a Phoenix rodent professional, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you are working with a trained informed specialist.
Your pest specialist will quickly identify your trouble spots and entry ways, and determine the best way to be rid of the vermin
in your particular situation. They will have all the proper credentials, can handle the work at your home safely, and know all
federal and Arizona states regulations that might be involved. Once the job is done, he will dispose of all the rats living or dead,
and can even clean up the mess left behind. So you decide… DIY or go with the pro?
To learn more about our Phoenix Rat control services, visit the Phoenix wildlife removal home page.