The Humane Way to Get Rid of Wild Rats

Do you have a problem with wild rats at your property? 

Domesticated rats are cute and make for great pets, but wild rats are dangerous. They are known to be carriers of disease and could cause great damage.

However, it wouldn’t be right for them to die a painful, miserable death. Even wild rats deserve humane treatment. You will wonder, and rightly so, if it is possible to get rid of wild rats without killing them.

We make humane mouse traps for wild rats, and yes, humane removal of wild rats is very much possible. But there are instances when you have a full blown rat infestation. In such cases you should call a pest control company who would carry out the extermination of the rats for you.

Let’s talk about how to get rid of rats humanely:

There are many humane ways to trap rats and remove them from your house. But your best option is to make your house rat-proof. This means getting rid of the clutter, making sure there is no food lying around the house, ensuring that anything that is edible is safely stored in containers and out of reach of rodents.

Once you have taken the basic steps to rat proof your home, then you should consider buying a humane mouse trap. We make humane traps for wild rats, mice, squirrels, chipmunks, and other rodents… perhaps you might want to take a look here.

Humane traps are a great way to get rid of rats, but you can’t just set them up and forget all about it. There is nothing worse for a rat or mouse to be trapped in a mouse trap, no matter how humane it is, and to stay there for hours and even days.

The animal could suffer from starvation, hypothermia, stress, dehydration or cold and die a miserable death, which is, in fact, worse than an instant death caused by a traditional snap trap.

That’s why it is important that once you set up the humane trap, you should check it every couple of hours, to see if a rat has been trapped or not. Make sure that none of the rats stay in the humane trap for too long, in that case in longer remains “humane”.

Secondly, releasing the rats is another thing you should think deeply about. In this article, we have discussed the importance of releasing rodents as far as possible from your house, so that they don’t come back.

You should release the rat at a place that is at least 2 miles from your house. Also, make sure to release the rat in a place where it has access to food, water and shelter.

PETA insists that you should not release a rat in the middle of a rat colony, because it’s worse than death for a newly released rat to be amongst other wild rats. In most cases the newly released rats are eaten by the other wild rats. Yes, nature can be very cruel!  So think carefully about where you would like to release the rat.

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