What is rat trapping? Benefits of rat trapping?

Rat trapping is an effective method of rat control. Unlike other methods, it can be carried out without the use of poisons which have harmful effects on the surrounding environment and pets.

Rat trapping is an effective method of rat control. Unlike other methods, it can be carried out without the use of poisons which have harmful effects on the surrounding environment and pets. Since most rat traps are humane, they do not cause pain to captured animals. They are however unsightly in homes with modern décors.

Rat trapping is also more expensive than poison baits or rodenticides especially when done by commercial pest control companies. But it has lots of benefits over these conventional methods of rat control. Rats are difficult to eliminate completely because they reproduce at a very rapid rate (one pair of breeding rats can produce up to 15 offspring each month) . Also, some rodents die inside walls; thus leaving some survivors who would then breed into another generation.

Rat trapping works by attracting rats to specially-designed traps placed near areas which rodents frequent. Once the animals are trapped, they are disposed of far away from homes so that they do not have a chance of returning.

The following are benefits of rat trapping:

  • It is an effective method to eliminate entire rat populations in homes or buildings

  • Traps can be set up inside buildings without much disturbance because no chemicals are used

  • No poisons are involved thus preventing accidental poisoning of children and pets who could ingest toxic baits unknowingly

  • Trapped rats can be transported away from homes for disposal thus preventing the poison from seeping into the soil and contaminating water supplies

  • No chance of secondary poisoning which occurs when pets or other animals feed on poisoned rats

  • It prevents the birth of countless numbers of baby rats in homes because it quickly eliminates adult rodents thus preventing breeding

Rats transmit diseases through their urine, droppings, and bites. They are known to carry over 35 diseases including Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome, Rat-bite fever, Leptospirosis, Plague among many others. Some diseases are also spread by fleas that occupy rodent bodies. Since rodenticides are poisonous, the presence of dead or dying rodents in homes poses serious health risks especially to children who are more vulnerable to environmental hazards. So trapping is a much better alternative to poisons especially since they can be controlled in a way that ensures maximum safety to the residents.

Raccoon trapping is, therefore, an important method of rat control in homes and property. It prevents infestations from worsening and has lots of benefits over other conventional methods of pest elimination such as poisons which are risky and costly.