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Question DetailsAsked on 10/28/2011

It looks like lots of or some type of rats are nesting in my garage, how do I get rid of them without putting out poison. Im cleaning now.

We had an extremely hot summer, this is a recent problem, and these rodents have torn into storage boxes on high shelves to get to tissue paper and shedded it, to make nests it looks like. Lots! I am putting everything into airtight plastic containers this weekend and I will look for any openings they could have gotten in, I recently got a new roof and had the outside of my home redone and painted, so I'm wondering how they got in. Also I don't want to put out poison but it's such a big problem right now I have to do something I don't want them in my house. Do I call someone with animal control experience, or pest control?

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Actually you can take care of this yourself! Those electronic devices work really well, as long as you use them correctly. Assume the critters are in your house, then start from the attic by installing (plugging in) an ultrasonic rodent control that works through the air. This will push them out of your attic -- you don't want to trap them up there. Put one of this in your garage as well -- make sure you don't block the electronic signals. Work your way down your house, story by story, adding devices. After a couple of weeks install the kind of electronic rodent control that works through the wires on your first floor -- i use pestoffense (box store / online). This will drive them, and keep them, away from your foundation. I live next to woods, and I used to have many furry visitors, now I still have an occasional one but he doesn't stay long. Hope this helps!

Answered 7 years ago by NC.Dianne




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