What to do When Rats Infest Your Neighborhood

Posted by Becky Smith

Mar 27, 2013 4:25:00 PM

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Where there is one, there are more.  Rodents are known for their prolific breeding.  Rats reach sexual maturity at a young age (just a few months old) and have a short gestation period (less than one month).  They can have over a dozen babies in each litter and can have multiple litters in their short lives.  It doesn't take long for one or two rats to become a full blown infestation.

Getting rid of rats can be tricky.  Setting 'quick kill' traps, glue boards, or even rat poison may get rid of some rats, but there will be other rats who don't take the bait.  Plus, someone must dispose of the rodents that get caught in traps, as well as any other animals that are unfortunate enough to cross a trap.  Snakes, bugs, and even small kittens have all gotten caught on glue boards.  Rat poison is not exclusive to rats either.  The poison is toxic to any animal that ingests it, as well as any animal that eats a rodent that has ingested it.  Not to mention, none of these methods actually keep rats out, they just kill the ones that get in.

Repelling rats is safe and easy.  Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent is highly effective.  All you have to do when using for prevention is place one pouch for every 125 square feet and the scent lasts up to 90 days.  For use in currently infested areas, increase use to one pouch per 8 square feet of floor space and replace every 30 days.

KRG News from Mobile, Alabama reports about a women who is in dire need of Fresh Cab.  An entire area that has been affected by Hurricane Katrina and left with abandoned or vacant homes and buildings is battling a neighborhood wide rat infestation.  

Topics: Pest Coverage

Becky Smith
Becky is a Digital Marketing Specialist and when not monitoring all things web, she enjoys camping, riding bike, and playing with her kids. Becky is also a Photographer specializing in outdoor photography.

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