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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: $79.90

    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. Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Station

    Like Bell Lab's Protecta LP, Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Station's low profile allows use under pallets or other tight spots where rodents would travel. As a low profile bait station, Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Station works well in tight baiting scenarios, "ambushing" either rats or mice using rodent baits or Bell snap traps. Ambush Bait Station comes with 4 vertical rods with locking rods that will not fall out during cleaning. Ambush Bait Station is easily opened with a single key.

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  3. Ambush Bait Station & Contrac Blox Kit
    $147.50

    Ambush Bait Station & Contrac Blox Kit + 1 Key

    Save money on this combination of top rodent control products.

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  4. Trapper T Rex Rat Snap Trap

    Starting at: $7.57

    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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  5. T 1 Rat Bait Station

    T1 Disposable Rat Bait Station combines the safety of the industry's most secure tamper resistant bait station with the speed and effectiveness of Bell Lab's quick killing Fastrac Blox. The T1 station meets the standards for EPA's highest level of bait station security.

    T1 Rat Bait Station is designed as an excellent alternative for rodent bating due to the recent epa mitigation decision.

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  6. Trapper Rat Glue Trays/Traps ( 1 set -2 boards)

    Place Trapper Glue Boards in areas where rodents will most likely cross over them as they move from hiding places to feeding areas.
    Best locations are along walls,runways, gnawed openings and near burrows where rodents are most likely to travel.

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  7. Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Stations + Nectus Soft Bait 2G-16 lbs

    Starting at: $112.50

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

    JT Eaton Nectus 2G Second Generation Rodenticide -16 lbs (656 soft pouches) 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.

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  8. 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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  9. Xcluder Fill Fabric (1 " x 4 foot roll)

    Starting at: $17.99

    Xcluder Fill Fabric is an exclusion fabric used by professional nuisance control and pest control operators. It is composed of stainless steel and poly fibers. This blend of materials gives it an extra "spring back", allowing for easier fitting in crevices and the ability to stay in place well.

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  10. Contrac Kit- 6 Protecta bait stations &1 (18 lb) Contrac pail
    $162.50

    Contrac Kit - 1 case of 6 tamper-proof rat-sized Protecta stations and 1 (18 lbs) pail of Contrac Blox
    The Protecta Bait stations by Bell Labs are safe for children and pets.
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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 :