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How to get rats out of the garage

If you are a homeowner, then you are probably quite aware that there are locations in your home where you are more likely to find a group of rats. One of these is the garage, which gives rats one of the best locations that they can find to set up their own residence.

A garage has just about everything that a rat could want. First of all, it provides shelter to these animals. Many people store objects in their garage where a rat could find a place to live, such as in a box or cabinet. In addition, most people spend only a small amount of time in their garage, usually to just get in and out of their car. This means that the rat gets a great deal of solitude as well.

The garage also will likely attract insects that the rats will find will make a great meal, and many people store their garbage cans in the garage as well. This allows them access to the trashcan where they can get food. Add to it the ability to get in and out of your garage and onto other parts of your property and it is easy to see why your garage makes such a pleasant place for a rat.

The problem can be that while you may not want them inside your garage, they find it to be a spectacular place. This means you have some work cut out for you.

Your first task is to ensure that you protect yourself. Rats can be quite dangerous even if you breathe in the particles that they have left behind. This is why you need to have on a surgical mask even after you have remove them from the garage and you are performing the cleanup process. You can actually inhale these particles which can have pathogens in them that can make you quite ill.

To protect yourself, put on clothing that covers all the portions of your exposed skin. You should also wear gloves, a mask, and goggles.

Your next decision is to determine how you want to get rid of the rats. Most people put traps out to either capture or kill them. This can be a very successful tool to use.

If you want to be a little more proactive than your option can be to try to locate where the rat or rats are living, and force them out by using something like a broom. While this can be a successful means to get rid of these animals, keep in mind that you should limit the number of rats you are willing to try to scare away. If there are more than four or five that it may make sense to turn to a trap just to be safe.

After you have scare them away or have caught them in the trap, then your cleanup begins. Do a thorough job to ensure that you don’t risk the health of you, your family, or your pets in the future. Read more: Rat Control, Get Rats Out of the Attic, Rat Trapping, Rats in the Ceiling, Rat Feces.

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