Using One-Way Doors to Get Rid of Rats | Critter Control Tampa

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Using One-Way Doors to Get Rid of RatsRats are pretty surprising animals. If you were to just look at them, you wouldn’t think too much of them except that they look dirty. But, they are capable of fairly astonishing feats like squeezing through tiny holes and gnawing through pipes. If possible, you want to take every measure to prevent them from getting inside your house because they can cause a lot of damage. But sometimes, it’s too late and they have already invaded. If this is the case, one important aspect of your rodent control plan should be exclusion using one-way doors.

How to Perform a Rat Exclusion

The object of an animal exclusion is to successfully get the critter out of your home while at the same time not letting it back in. You can’t just crack a door open and wait for the rats to leave – they are only going to come back in the way they came. That’s why using the one-way door technique is so important: the rats can get out, but not back in, and all you have to do is set it up properly.

  • Inspect your home for any potential rat entry-points.
  • Install one-way exclusion doors where you think the rats are coming in and out.
  • Permanently seal any openings once you are certain there are no more rats inside.

The process is pretty simple, but patience is required with this method. It could take days or weeks for all the rats to leave. Most homeowners will want to also place a trap outside of the exclusion door in order to relocate the animal far away. But, rats can be clever and might avoid going through the exclusion door if they sense a trap.

Professional Exclusion Service

For the average homeowner, performing an exclusion using one-way doors can be a hassle. You need to know what type of doors to buy, how to install them on your home, and most importantly, where to install them to ensure success. What’s more, exclusion by itself won’t solve your problems. Unless you figure out what is drawing rats to your home and all the ways they could get in, they are likely to return in the future.

Your best bet for getting rid of rats is to call Critter Control® of Tampa. We have the expertise necessary for performing a comprehensive rat removal that will set you up for future success as well. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 813-948-0870.

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