Why Are My Rat Traps Ineffective?

The dangers of rats should never be underestimated. These small creatures often carry dangerous diseases like rat-bite fever, Salmonellosis, and Leptospirosis which puts your family’s safety at risk. On top of that, they often damage things like attic insulation and electrical wiring, creating expensive repair work in the process. If you notice signs of rat activity in your home, it’s time to take action. The first option that comes to mind for many people is the simple rat trap. These commonly available products advertise big results, but are only somewhat effective. Most infestations require a more comprehensive solution; here are just a few reasons why.

Crafty Critters

Don’t let their small size and invasive nature fool you, rats are actually highly intelligent, and are able to avoid danger exceptionally well. Some rats have even been known to steal the bait right off of traps without being caught. Without the proper bait for your traps, you’ll be left scratching your head wondering what happened.

Location is Key

How effective any trap is, whether it be DIY or professional, is heavily reliant on where it’s placed. Traps should always be set in high traffic areas, which are identifiable after determining where the infestation is located within your home. The technicians at a professional animal removal company like Critter Control® of Orlando have the know-how to locate an infestation, and determine how they enter and exit your home.

Rats Breed Quickly

One of the most dangerous things about a rat infestation is how fast these creatures reproduce. Even if you are able to trap a handful of them, chances are there are others nesting in your home. Trapping rats does not address the root cause of your infestation, which can lead to a frustrating cycle of trapping that never seems to end.

For these reasons, we always recommend enlisting the help of a professional removal service like Critter Control®. Our specialists will efficiently remove any infestation and return your home to normal, while keeping you and your family safe from harm Contact us today at 407-295-7194 with any questions.