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Re: Mice under concrete slab?


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Posted by John Fasoldt on 8:32:51 4/23/2011 from 98.110.81.72:

In reply to: Re: Mice under concrete slab? posted by bob on 17:29:00 4/22/2011 from 173.59.70.243:

Well, if it's actually an adult rat, there's no way he's gonna fall for another trap - I'm surprised he did the first time, rats are pretty smart.

If it's indeed rats, I almost always recommend baiting. It's quicker and a whole lot less labor intensive - and that means less money. Trapping rats takes wads of experience, so unless you know what you're doing, you will probably be more successful using bait.

Can there be a "smell" problem? Of course. There's always that problem. You handle that when it comes up, there are too many variables until that happens.

Might be a good idea to get a good guy around you. Don't forget, you have to figure out where those rats came from and report and/or handle that problem also. You might get some hints from my rat page (above, in case I haven't mentioned it).

In looking for your exterminator, you'll probably be better off if you skip the biggies and talk to a couple of independents, not salesmen and don't ever respond to scare tactics from anyone in this industry.

---John



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