The first step when figuring out how to get rid of rats is determining if there are for sure rodents. If you’re in the Charleston, SC area, Advanced Termite and Pest Control uses an infra-red camera that detects the rodents‘ body heat through the walls, ceiling, or floor boards. In the video above, you can see the infra-red camera detecting some large rats in the attic of a home.
The next step of how to get rid of rats if they are detected, is to assess the entry point and situation. At Advanced, we try to be as humane as possible. We have catch and release traps as well as rodent baiting boxes. We try to use the catch and release traps for every rodent situation. Unfortunately, sometimes when over population occurs, we have to use the rodent baiting boxes. These are especially prevalent in the Charleston metro where there is a high concentration of restaurants in one area.
The final step of how to get rid of rats is to close any holes they are getting in through. At Advanced Termite and Pest Control, we always offer exclusion work to our customers if there is an opening they are getting in through. The exclusion work will cover the entry points so that future rodents will not be able to get in either. We will make sure that there are not any rats or other rodents stuck inside before we do the final exclusion. Again, we want to make sure we do these treatments as humane as possible.