Let's say you are having a bad time in your house with rats or mice. This is a rather long and hard procedure and takes money and energy in order to get rid of all of them and make sure you will not face this problem again. Though there are many types of traps for rats and mice, most people prefer to use rat poison to exterminate them and make sure no one will actually survive. But do you know everything you need to know about rat poison?
First of all, it is crucial that your bait will not get in touch directly with your bear hands, for your own safety as well as the success of your attempt. Rats and mice are able to smell your odor into the food and cleverly avoid it. The same thing applies to poison that have been held in a cabin with other chemicals.
If you have found in the house droppings in the same color as the bait do not be alarmed. Rats and mice produce a lot of droppings, and that doesn't mean that the poison will not do its specific job.
Every rat poison has its own properties. Some poisons may need up to 4-5 days to kill all the rats and mice that have eaten it. There are others though, which are extremely drastic and will only need 12 hours to act.
Many people believe that in search for water, the rats will be directed outside and be killed there. This is a rather false belief since the rats will most likely go to their own nest to die. So what happens if the nest is inside your house?
Well, there is a great chance that you will be unable to actually find the dead rats. This, however, doesn't mean that you will have a bad smell in your house. The bad smell is created by dead animals in warm areas, which is not the case. The inside of your walls or any other hidden hole of your house is most likely cold and dry, therefore there is no reason to worry about this.
Even if you handled this crisis on your own and you no longer see signs of rats and mice, you might still want to ask the opinion of a professional. There might be some young rats and mice that you have failed to extinguish and that will bring you to step number one in just a few weeks.
The professional will search the house and let you know if you have left anything behind. This way you can be sure you have completely eliminated the problem and that the rats are now just an awful memory to you.