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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. Trapper T Rex Rat Snap Trap

    Starting at: $7.68

    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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  2. 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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  3. NB Squirrel & Rodent Paste Bait

    Starting at: $12.50

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  4. Victor Holdfast Rat Snap Traps

    Victor Holdfast Rat Snap Traps M326: The enhanced version of the standard snap trap with an expanded bait pedal, making trapping easier to set and more sensitive trigger than the metal trigger.

    Packaging: singles and case
    (12 per case)
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  5. Trapper Hidden Kill Mouse Trap

    Trapper Hidden Kill Mouse Trap is a disposable mouse trap that quickly captures mice without a mess. This discrete mouse trap by Bell Labs has a stealthy, low-profile design that will blend with its environment for careful and strategic placement of mice traps. It will capture mice in a fully enclosed area. With a two-way entry, it allows mice to enter in two directions. Baiting with a removable bait cup is easy with Hidden Kill Mouse Trap. The disposal of the mouse is made easy with its easy no touch disposal.

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  6. Havahart Model#1025

    Havahart Model 1025 captures squirrels (red and flying), rats, weasels, chipmunks and similar sized animals.  The Havahart Model 1025  is a double door trap, allowing animal to enter from either direction with sensitive triggers.The Havahart 1025 is a \"live\" animal trap designed to have smoothed internal edges to prevent injuries to animals. This live animal trap is  built to last by being rust and corrosion resistant and is made with the trigger rod outside of the trap so animals cannot damage it.

    Packaging: Single Traps
    Measures:18" x 5" x 5". with a 1/2\" grid
    The Havahart 1025 is made in the USA
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  7. Bell Labs Provoke Rat Attractant- 8 oz.

    Unique Scent to Attract Rats

    Provoke Rat Attractant by Bell Labs is formulated as a professional lure used by the pros and is a food based attractant. Provoke Rat Attractant uses the rat's sense of smell and taste to attract and lure the rat to the trap. It is very effective for both Norway Rats and Roof Rats.

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  8. Catchmaster Cold Temp Glue Trap

    Non Toxic Glue Traps for Mice and Rats.Ideal for unheated basements, warehouses, garages, walk in refrigerators. Unlike most glue traps, the specially formulated adhesive used for this trap is 100% effective in temperatures as low as 0 F. Learn More
  9. Victor Power Trap M144

    Victor Power Kill Rat Trap M144 is simple and safe to bait and set and is for commercial and residential use. Quick set design. Power jaw kills rats.

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  10. Mice and Rat Glue Books

    Starting at: $8.50

    Out of stock

    • Rat Size - 12 " L x 8 " W x .3 " H
    • Mice Size- 6" L x 5.9" W x .3" H
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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 :