There are many ways to deal with rats. From traps to poisons, there is a large repertoire that anyone can use to get rid of an infestation. But the removal process can take a lot longer than you’d think, even when you hire a pro. In this article, we’re going to take a look at the rat control process using various methods and the amount of time you can expect to set aside when removing a rat infestation.

The rat control process

The rat control process can take place using one of two methods: traps or poisons. Both can take a few weeks to completely remove an infestation, but it really depends on how you use them. For example, if you use traps against a medium to large infestation, you may never be able to completely excise the rats from the home. On the other hand, if you use poison against a small infestation, you will have to deal with the clean up process, and try to recover dead carcasses from hard to reach areas (such as inside your walls).

Factors that play a part

One factor that will determine the duration of the control process is the size of the infestation. However, it is only when you are dealing with very large infestations that this becomes an issue. For small to medium-large infestations, the control process takes about the same. Other factors that will come into play are the positioning of the traps and baits, the baits being used, and the experience of the person in charge of the control process. When you hire a pro for the control operation, you can expect the rats to be removed a lot faster than if you were to go with the DIY route.

Getting in touch with a pro

When you call over a pro to get rid of the rat infestation, you ensure that the rat control process goes as fast as possible, and that the risk of reinfestation is virtually zero. A pro will use the best available control method for the given situation, which ensures that the process will go as fast as possible. Still it may take a week or two to get rid of every rat in the building. For more information about the rat control process, or if you have an infestation in your home contact us today.