Homeowners often faced with this problem, as an invasion of rats. These uninvited guests will not only spoil foods, furniture and communication, but are carriers of more 70 species of various diseases. ways, how to get rid of rats in a private house, There are many, but as far as they are effective and, how to choose the best method of getting rid of these pests - will understand in this article.
As there are rats
The fight with the rats in a private home is meaningless, if left undetected and time does not eliminate the cause of the appearance of rodents in the house.
Why is there a rat in the house:
- food availability. This is especially true of those houses, where there are small children and pets, because of which products often remain scattered and there are crumbs and leftovers, and which attract pests.
- Large stocks of food. The bags of potatoes, cereals, dried fruit - the main cause of the rats in the house. Large amounts of food, which is easy to reach, gnawing sacks and bags, create ideal living conditions for pests.
- basements. It is a favorite habitat of various rodents, where they can easily move around the house and even on the second floor room.
All of these predisposing factors are typical for private homes, so their owners always need to be ready, in time to find and destroy uninvited guests.
How to identify, the rats were in the house:
- specific smell, inherent in any rodents (a smell comes, eg, from hamsters).
- The appearance of feces. The appearance of small round pellets, found while cleaning the room, It indicates the presence of unwanted guests in the house.
- characteristic sounds: swish, squeak, poskrobyvanie.
- The emergence of large cracks and holes in the baseboards and walls.
- Progryzennye sacks and bags with food, spilled food.
It should be noted, the rats multiply at a rapid rate, therefore begin the fight against them is necessary at the first sign of the presence of pests.
Homemade methods of dealing with rats
Folk remedies to get rid of rats in a private house have several methods to eliminate rodents, each of which has its own advantages and disadvantages.
The most simple and very effective way - to get a cat in a private house. Côte piper can catch one day before 10 pieces pests.
Conventional cats are reluctant to prey on rats due to oversized pest. But they can also benefit - unnecessarily. Only one smell the cat will make to keep rats away.
In private homes as rat-catchers dogs are used frequently, especially breeds fox terriers and dachshunds. These rocks have an innate ability for hunting rats and help discourage pests from ever private house.
Quite common way of getting rid of rats - application of traps, krysolovok, traps. Such an arrangement can make yourself or buy a ready-made.
The downside of this method is the fact, that the dead animals will need to remove the trap and to recycle.
A significant advantage is the safety of the traps to others because of their lack of venom.
The simplest is to use sticky traps: on a piece of cardboard strips of adhesive are applied to two substances apart from each other in 4-6 cm, between them is the bait. Running up to the food, rodent simply glued to the legs trapped and can no longer escape.
Important! Traps and Rat-traps must be placed from the sweat of movement rats. To this end, some time will have to watch for rodents, to place the traps it in places rats frequent visits.
In the application of traps should be considered, rats pretty smart and cautious creatures, and lure them into the trap will not be easy. Bait for rats in a trap better put gloves, not to rat smelled human scent. It is also desirable at first just leave food in a trap, without the use of a trigger mechanism. Over time, the rat will lose vigilance and then trap can lead to combat readiness.
Alebastr and gypsum
The simple bait help quickly enough to destroy rats, although very inhumane way:
- gypsum powder (or alabaster) mixed in equal proportions with flour whether potato starch. A little water is added, and formed small balls.
- Poisoned balls scattered near places, who like to visit the rat.
- Next to the beads necessarily put water. Important, rodent washed down with water to "treat" - then the substance in the stomach is solid substance, which leads to the death of the pest.
This method should be used cautiously, if a family has pets and small children. If the plaster will fall to them to eat, it may cause fatal.
Other traditional methods
Common ash repels rats - it irritates rodent paws, and they try to avoid places, which is scattered ash. by the way, using ash spilled on the floor can create a "route" for rats, leading her to the trap.
Many plants are also able to scare off rodents from home - if we divide the housework bay leaf, chernokoren, mint, sagebrush, Ledum, tansy, rat stop going to the room.
Poisons and repellents
In the market there are a lot of devices for exterminating rats - this and various traps, and Rat-traps (mechanical, adhesive or other.), and a variety of toxic substances and ultrasonic repellents.
- «obese"- an affordable means, designed for use in all. eating poison, rodent dies within a few minutes. The downside of this tool is, that the rat may die before, you leave the room. The remaining corpse begins to decompose under the floor, risers and crevices, creating an intolerable smell.
- «Goliaf"- a means of influencing the pest within 10-12 hours, during which continues to absorb rat poison, considering it is absolutely safe. Then, in the pest is being felt lack of oxygen, He leaves the room in a panic and killed on the street.
- «Ratid-1"- poison pellets for residential use. For several days, the poison "eats" inside rodents, after which they leave the house.
Important! Use poisons in unsafe areas, where there are small children and pets.
Deterrent system has recently become the most popular means in the fight against rats.
The main advantage of such devices is absolutely safe for the surrounding, environmental safety and humane method of exposure to rodents.
Electronic repellents are based on the ultrasonic radiation on autonomous power sources. The appliance is placed in the vicinity of the burrows and crevices, where there are rats. Emitting ultrasonic waves, the device creates a vibration, that acts on the nervous system of rats - rodents almost panic. This causes them to leave the room and find another place for relocation.
ultrasonic repellents: Riddex, Ultrasonic Dual Pest Repeller, Riddle-2, Torado-200, etc..
The downside of using these instruments can be called a fairly high price compared with other anti-rat.
Prevention of rats
Get rid of rats with home and commercial processes in a private house enough easy, special, if the rodent population is large enough. Easier to prevent the invasion of rodents, By following the simple prevention measures:
- Maintaining the cleanliness of the room.
- Regular inspection of the basement and surrounding buildings home to identify rodents.
- Avoid accumulation of garbage in the house and next to it. This is especially true of food waste, in which rats love to dwell.
- Seal the cracks and crevices at home and all the "rat moves" with a mixture of plaster with crushed glass.
- Sit down on the territory of the bushes with mint and bay leaf.
If it is impossible to get rid of rodents on their own, it is reasonable to refer to the special rodent control services. These services often resorted, when the rat population is too large, and rodents are becoming more and more every day. The cost of such services firms is high enough, but they are guaranteed to get rid of rats for a long time.