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Rat Control

How to Get Rid of Rats

There are two popular methods used to get rid of rats:
  1. Baiting
  2. Trapping

Rat Control Products

We carry a full line of rat bait, rat traps, rat bait stations, rodent inspection tools, animal repellents and rat exclusion materials.

Rat Trapping Tips

  • One advantage of trapping is easy verification that the rat is actually captured.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several rat traps where the rats are active.
  • To lure the rat to the trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Rat Attractant by placing it on the trap.

Rat Baiting Tips

  • Place rat bait in tamper resistant rat bait stations throughout the rat infested area, spacing 30 to 60 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Rats continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to rats so they seek it.

Rodent Inspection

Rat Exclusion

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

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  1. Contrac Blox- 18 lbs

    Starting at: $79.50

    Contrac Blox is a single feed bait rodent bait (Bromadilone) that is weather resistant. Contrac Blox is an excellent clean-out and maintenance bait to control mice and rats, including warfarin-resistant Norway rats. California has placed Contrac Blox in a restricted use category. We can not ship Contrac to California without a pest control license. If you are a pest control operator or a certified applicator in California, please call us with your license number. Other single feed baits (non anticoagulants), such as Gladiator, Top Gun, Fastrac, and Terad3 are available in all states.

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  2. Monterey Odor Mask

    Monterey's Odor Mask is a winter-green-scented odor masking agent. It is used to mask odors of pesticides. Use it to help mask odors from the decaying smell of dead animals, such as mice and rats.

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  3. Contrac Soft Bait

    Contrac Soft Bait with the trusted Contrac name is a new soft bait by Bell Labs. Like all Contrac products (blox and pellets), it is a single feed bait, made of bromadiolone with superior bait acceptance.

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  4. JT Eaton's Bait Block 2G Second Generation Rodenticide-(256-1 oz blocks)

    Regular Price: $67.89

    Special Price $57.95

    JT Eaton Bait's Block 2G Second Generation Rodenticide with .005% Bromadialone are rodent bait wax blocks made of highly palatable ingredients to make it attractive to rodents. Bait Block 2G Second Generation is especially formulated for humid conditions and mold.

    Bait Block 2G can be used in and around buildings such as houses, food storage facilities, cattle farms, and storage facilities.

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  5. JT Eaton Nectus 2G Second Generation Rodenticides

    JT Eaton's Nectus 2G Soft Bait is a second generation bait (single feed bait for a lethal dosage). Nectus is a soft bait containing 005% Bromadiolone. Made of oil scented compounds, this is moist, tasty and palatable rodent bait. It is especially suited for rodents which are reluctant to take other baits and for places where there is a source of competing food. It is even more palatable than food material found in food warehouses and stables. The moisture content in Nectus 2G Second Generation makes in an ideal bait for use indoors where water is not as available to rodents.

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  6. Protecta Mouse Bait Stations + Nectus Soft Bait 2G-16 lbs

    Starting at: $92.50

    Combine Protecta Mouse Bait Stations or Protecta Ambush Rat Bait Stations with Nectus 2G Soft Bait for greater savings. The Protecta Mouse Bait stations will accommodate mice and the Proteca Ambush Stations are large enough for both rats and mice.

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  7. JT Eaton's Bait Block 2G + Ambush Stations Kits

    Starting at: $101.95

    Combine JT Eaton Bait's Block 2G Second Generation Rodenticide with Ambush Bait Stations for savings. JT Eaton's Bait Block 2G with .005% Bromadialone is made of very palatable ingredients to attract the rodents to the Ambush bait stations.

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  8. Ambush Bait Station & Contrac Blox Kit
    $144.79

    Save money on this combination of top rodent control products.

    Contains:

    • (6) Protecta Ambush Bait Stations with one key (Valued at 73.08)
    • Contrac Blox -18 lbs (Valued at 78.95)
    • One key per order
    • Total - $152.03 (Save $ 7.23)
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  9. Trapper T Rex Rat Snap Trap

    Starting at: $7.35

    Trapper T Rex Rat Snap Traps

    Named after the fierce dinosaur, Trapper T-REX is Bell's most recent addition to its line of reliable traps. Professionals can now use a safer alternative to dangerous rat snap traps. It is much easier to set.

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  10. NB Squirrel & Rodent Paste Bait

    Starting at: $12.50

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Rat Control Steps

 

1. Inspect for rodent activity 2. Reduce their harborage areas and improve sanitation by getting rid of favorable rodent conditions including food and water sources.
  • Keep grass cut short; tall grass hides rodents from natural predators.
  • Overhanging trees provide protective areas for rats; keep overhanging trees cut back.
  • Debris should be removed from the exterior. Clutter and garbage provide shelter and food for rodents.
  • A 2 foot wide barrier of cement or crushed rock around the perimeter of the house would help exclude rodents.
  • Make sure that garbage cans outside and dumpsters have a tight seal. Rodents will eat any food thrown in the garbage. Dumpsters are one of the primary rodent zones in commercial establishments.
  • Dumpster should be placed at least 75 feet from the structure if possible.
  • Dumpsters need to be emptied regularly.
3. Exlude and rodent proof your home.
  • Identify and eliminate conditions that make it possible for rats to survive.
  • They need shelter (harborage), food and water.
  • Click Here: Rodent Exclusion Tips
4. Choose rat control method :