How to Remove Rats Inside the Roof
Thump. Thump. Thump. Those little thumps you hear might be rats. It’s not good to have rats in the roof but luckily there are ways you can get rid of them.
Terminating Rats Inside the Roof using Chemical Based Products
In removing rats from your home, particularly the inside of your roof is a little bit trickier than you would expect but if you don’t want to accumulate more damage in your home and possibly get diseases then it’s time to take them out. One thing you need in removing rats is a flashlight, why? Well, you might want to see any traces they could leave so you’d know where to use your items to remove them.
Sticky Traps. Traps are one of the most common way to get rid of rats and more often than not, they actually have chemical mixed in them as to make the rats sticks. There are multiple traps for rats such as glue trap. But some might see using glue traps would be too extreme because besides trapping the rats, it could cause them long suffering rather than immediate as the glue itself does not kill the rat but only lets them get stuck and slowly die. Another warning is that other animals such as your pets could also get stuck in these traps. If you use it, all you have to do is place it where the rats are likely to come across inside your roof.
Poisoned Baits. Most pests love the idea of food, Rats are no exception to this. In the market there are plenty of baits induced with chemical that can attract and poison rats. In using the baits, get up in your roof and pretty much place them where there are obvious traces of rats because rats would likely be roaming around that area letting the bait be consumed by more rats.
Be sure to clean up after using traps or baits, the rats won’t clean up themselves and you’d have remove them by yourself.
Terminating Rats Inside the Roof using Natural Methods
Not up for sticky traps and poisoned baits? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered on that one. Here are some ways you can rid of rats inside your roof naturally:
Snap Trap. Hold on a second, you might think, traps again? Well, these aren’t sticky traps. You can use traps that are either the snap on trap which doesn’t use any chemicals but can pretty much cause a snap.
Cage Trap. Another kind of trap would be the cage trap. A cage trap wouldn’t kill rats but just catch them, you might what to think over what you’ll do after catching them and if you’re setting them free be sure it’s not in a place it would cause more damage than good.
Peppermint Oil. Really? Peppermint oil? Yes! In fact you can get rid of rats using peppermint oil. As long as that peppermint oil is a 100% pure one. Like some other pests, Rats also hate the smell that emits out of a peppermint oil. Soaking up a cotton ball with peppermint oil and place multiple ones inside your roof. These rats will get away from your roof soon enough.
Cat Method. Honestly, don’t get a cat if you’re just going to use them to kill rats. You can get a cat only if you want one, or if you already have a cat then let them work their magic and probably offer you a present to. This one isn’t a hundred percent full proof as some of our furry cat friends may prefer to nap their hearts out.
Ways in Preventing Rats from getting Inside the Roof
The problem with rats is that they can fit inside the holes and gaps inside your house. Since these holes and gaps can cause the problem, be sure to seal spots such as these with a sealant, caulk or even wire mesh.Once you’ve got that down, you can proceed to the other means of prevention which is not just a one time occurrence. Just a tip, if you’re sealing electrical wires in your roof, you might want to get a qualified electrician to avoid any possible accidents.
Haven’t been maintaining the cleanliness the roof? Well, that’s a wrong move especially if you’ve recently just gotten rid of all those rats running around your roof. If you want to prevent rats from coming back into your roof then it’s best to practice cleanliness. Keep your roofs clean and we all know it’s hard to do that daily. You can then set up a regular schedule where you clean the roofs instead. If the rats had gotten up your roof, they’re probably around your house to. Don’t forget to throw the garbage inside of your house or keep them sealed while they’re inside the house.
Lastly, if you want to go up a notch, spray some repellents in your roof, leave out peppermint soaked cotton balls or mothballs around the roof. The scent of peppermint and mothballs will discourage the ants from getting in and moving around your roof.