Getting Rid of Rats

Where do rats live outside?

    • Under wood piles or lumber that is not being used often
    • Under bushes, vines and in tall grasses that are not trimmed or cut back
    • Under rocks in the garden
    • In cars, appliances and furniture that has been put outside and is no longer being used
    • In and around trash and garbage that has been left on the ground
    • In holes under buildings

Where do rats live inside the home?

    • In the insulation of walls or ceilings
    • Inside the crawl spaces
    • Behind or under cupboards, counters, bathtubs and shower stalls
    • Near hot water heaters and furnaces
    • In basements, attics and wherever things are stored in boxes, paper or cloth

What foods brings rats into my yard and neighborhood?

    • Garbage that rats can get into, like garbage cans with loose lids, plastic or paper bags, and litter.
    • Food for pets and birds that has not been eaten. Birdseed on the ground, pet food in pet dishes, bread crumbs, etc.
    • Fruits and berries that have fallen to the ground.
    • Compost pile or worm bin that isn’t taken care of the right way (do not put meat, fish, poultry, or dairy in the compost)
    • Dog droppings

What do rats eat when they get inside the house?

THE SAME FOODS WE DO!
Foods, fats, oils that have been spilled and left on counters, floors, appliances and tables
Grains, like cereal, oats, rice and vegetables like potatoes and carrots that are in cardboard boxes and plastic bags
Pet food in boxes or bags
Any garbage that is not in a can with a tight lid

Keep rats away from your home!

Do not give food and shelter to these most unwanted guests!

The time to act is before the signs (droppings) of a rat or mouse.

Stack fire wood 18 inches off the ground and away from all buildings.

Birdhouses and seed should be on poles and in trays rats can’t get.

Keep garbage can lids closed tightly.

Plant bushes so they will stay at least 3 feet from your house.

Keep yards and alleys clean. Take junk to the dump!

If you feed them, they will stay. Pick up fruit and vegetables in your yard.

Do not compost any animal products (fish, meat, chicken, cheese, butter). Keep lids tight.

Use only rodent resistant composters.

In basements keep any food in closed containers that rats can’t chew through.

Cover all openings to your house. Rats can get into very small places.

Do not leave your pet food outside. If your pet doesn’t eat it, the rats will.

Roof rats get into your house from tree branches that hang over the roof.

Keep trees cut back and cover any openings in the eves.

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Dead Deer Removal North Arlington, NJ

dead-deer-removal-atl-300x200Dead deer will stink, so a foul odor is usually the first sign that there is possibly a dead animal on your North Arlington premises. When a deer is sick or wounded, its first instinct is to find a place to hide. Where do they hide? Usually underneath your home or somewhere else that makes them feel safe. Time to call the Dead Deer Removal.
Our certified wildlife specialists and animal removal technicians in the NJ area will remove any dead deer carcasses from your property so you do not have to see it or smell a dead animal odor anymore.
No matter how disturbing the situation, NJ Dead Deer Removal will fix your animal-related problems and get rid of the distinct dead animal odor.

3 Things You Need To Know About Dead Deer Removal

If you have a dead animal in North Arlington, NJ, and need to remove it quickly – don’t panic. Dead animals like deer might have ended up outside your home because of a road accident, a predator, poison, or any of a multitude of other causes.

1. Enlisting the services of an expert

You can enlist the services of a dead deer removal company to rectify the problem. Remember – larger animals like deer should not be lifted up yourself. Professionals will have special equipment to remove the dead animal and will hose down the area afterward, often with bleach or ammonia-based product. They will often scoop up the animal using special clothing to protect themselves and will use gloves, and headgear so that they don’t have to smell the deer. You may have to use the services of a removal company if the dead deer is on your property, or in your yard, as government staff will often only remove the animal if it is in the road. These professionals will be able to deal with the problem, regardless of whether the animal has started to decompose.

2. Contacting local government

If a deer has died in the middle of the road, you will be able to call your local animal control center to deal with the problem. Find out the right department of your local government to contact and explain to them where the accident has occurred. You will be able to find out further details on their website or by phoning them directly. You may also want to ask how long it will take for them to remove the deer.

3. The importance of acting fast

Remember, a dead deer can begin to decay quickly after it has died, and will often produce an undesirable odor. How long the deer will take to start decomposing will depend on various factors, such as the weather (the process can take longer if the weather is cooler). If the deer has been dead for a prolonged period of time, the deer might attract vultures, which can be a nuisance if they congregate close to your property.
These birds can even roost on the roof of your property until the deer has been consumed. Other problems can include foxes, rats, crows, insects, and other animals. Therefore, you will need to act promptly as soon as you discover the dead deer.
If a deer has died on your property and you do not wish to dispose of it yourself due to health concerns or other reasons, Dead Deer Removal Specialists can remove it for you and dispose of it in a proper manner, for a service fee.
Once the dead animal removal process is complete, Affordable Wildlife Solutions can apply a special odor digesting enzyme to the affected area that helps control and remove the odor.
Charges for dead animal removal from within a structure can vary depending upon the difficulty of removal. When you contact New Jersey Dead Animal Rmeoval for dead animal removal service please describe your problem in detail, and we will explain our pricing and service.