Middlesex County Wildlife and Animal Removal

How to Get Rats Out of Walls

So your Massachusetts rodent infestation has decided to migrate from the attic or the basement to the insides of your walls. No it's a whole other ballgame. You may be thinking, “How the heck do they get in there?!” or, “Well now how am I supposed to get ‘em?!” Well, have no fear, I'm here to help.

How do they enter the wall?
• Middlesex County rats are sneaky little buggers, no doubt. They have these beastly little teeth in the front of their mouths called incisors.
• There four of them, two on top and two on bottom.
• These incisors make them experts at gnawing through solid materials such as wood and drywall.
• This handy set of teeth-turned-tools allows them to chew small little entryways into your walls.
• The enamel of the incisors is harder than iron! No wonder they have no trouble making quick work of the pantry walls!

What are my Options for Getting Rid of them? Without Hurting my Walls, please
There is hope if these sneaky little gnawrly (heh-get it?) Massachusetts critters manage to creep inside the walls of your home. Here are a few tops on getting them out from in between the borders of your house:

• If you're not too worried about the wall, and you're in for some entertainment, just hire Tom the Cat from Tom and Jerry.
o That's a joke, clearly. Now to business!
• Before you start trying everything you can to get them out, try to determine if they are actually nesting in the walls or if they are just traveling throughout the Middlesex County house using the pipes and ventilation.
o Look in your garage, attic and basement for nests first. If you find no evidence of any, chances are they've set up shop in the walls.
o Either way, there are ways to get them out
• If there are nesting in the wall or stuck in the wall, you're probably going have to cut a small hole. Not huge, just big enough to capture the intruder and get rid of the nest.
• If the rats are just using the walls for their traffic routes, just seal all the holes they could be getting in from. You can't trap them inside the pipes of your Massachusetts house, so make sure they can't get in there and trap them elsewhere.

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