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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.  Fastrac Soft Bait + Protecta Evo Ambush Bait  Kit
    $106.10

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  2. Protecta Evo Ambush Bait Station

    Starting at: $17.57

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

    Starting at: $125.20

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

    Starting at: $123.50

    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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  6. NB Squirrel & Rodent Paste Bait
  7. Odor Destroyer Total Release Fogger- 1

    Odor Destroyer, one can treats a 20 feet x 20 feet room. Odor Destroyer quickly eliminates malodors exam rooms, waiting rooms, grooming and bathing areas. Commercial strength deodorizer, destroys malodors by breaking down molecular structures. Learn More
  8. Aegis RP Bait Station (Black)-Opened-Bait is not included

    Starting at: $18.14

    The Aegis-RP Bait Station combines a quality design with speed of servicing. It has muliple uses (holding baits or traps) and is tamper-resistant. You can place it horizontally on a flat surface or vertical for tight spaces or a high water area. The Aegis RP Bait Station is designed to open away from the wall, making it very quick to service. The design also encourages shy rats to enter, because they can see an exit.

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  9. Protecta Evo Express IQ

    The Protecta Evo Express IQ trays may be placed into existing or new Protecta Evo Express Stations. Protecta Evo Express IQ allows you to track when rodents are entering or exiting the station by a proprietary sensor. These sensors collect data and timestamps of rodent activity and communicate through Bluetooth technology. Along with the sensor, these IQ trays include an antenna and is water-proof and weather-proof.

    It can hold up to 8 bait blocks, 2 Mini-Rex mice traps, 2 T-Rex rat traps, or a combo of these option Learn More

  10. Protecta EVO Weighted Landscape Stations ( 2 ctn)

    Protecta EVO Weighted Landscape Stations by Bell Labs not only blend in with outdoor landscapes but they have pre-installed custom bricks on the bottom that secure the stations from moving. These rodent bait stations look like a stone with a naturally textured surface for authenticity.

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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 :