My problem today: how to get rid of rats?

Philippines
August 10, 2010 5:23am CST
Rats are running in our house. I hate rats. What should i do to kill them? Pls help. Need some advice. I have to get rid of them completely!! Couldn't sleep well because they make noises. Oh.. our house sounds very dirty now. I don't know where they come from. help, help, help..
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@sach143_u (859)
• India
10 Aug 10
Hmm for you i can give you one solution buy rat poison and follow the instruction then sure they won't come again and one more suggestion is cat. You should have a cat in your house so that rat will automatically go out of your house.
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• China
10 Aug 10
...I intensily suggest you to keep a cat..! really keep a cat can slove a lot of problem..now in my room I keep one.and after this no rats or bad insect anymore,even bat won't come to my home anymore..haha and I think to keep a cat is clean and easy,yeah,!you can teach her to do pee or pull in the toilet and will make more easy to deal with~~..if you have problem of keeping a cat I will help you at any time you want .! hope you slove your rats problem soon!!
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@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
take away their food the main reason they are there is that they find food,,seal all things than can be a food to them..clean every drawer and throw things that you don't need..
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• Philippines
10 Aug 10
its very easy to prepare. you just make a poison of zinc phosphide. you can buy it in any stores. in preparing it, you have to be careful coz its a poison and mix with food. or if theres mice you place flypaper for them to stick on it.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
You can buy some gloves,oil of peppermint,and cotton balls. Place the gloves on and put oil on the cotton balls and put them around your home. Out side of your bedroom. The rats will eat the cotton balls and die in the walls. You will not smell them at all.
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@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
We don't have that problem because my husband likes to take care of cats. His cat is very good in catching rats, he is also doing our neighbors a favor by catching their rats too.Another good thing is that we have trained her to do her thing outside the house so we don't have to worry about cleaning up after her
• India
13 Aug 10
Try poison they are now available in market, or you got to contact pest carer.
• United States
11 Aug 10
How animal shelters get rid of rats is by putting out two bowls one of mash potato flakes and one of water. They will eat the flakes then drink the water then their bellies swell up and they die. Animal advocates claim that this a nicer way to kill rats then poison but I think it sounds kind of cruel to me but it does work if you try it. It is safer than poison if you have pets or kids around.
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
11 Aug 10
tess the safest and in the long run perhaps cheapest is to get an exterminator and let them do a professional job as poisons are just not safe if you have children or pets. exterminators are not that espensive and rats do carry horrid diseases too.
• China
10 Aug 10
do you like cat? in my house I keep a cat...so..from that day on ..no rat no other bad insect anymore...
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
Try buying rat poison and put them at corners. Try mixing it with real food so that the rats would eat it. Aside from that, you can buy papers that makes things/animals stick when they touch the glued surface. That's the best solution I did to get rid of those rats. All I have to do is put the glued paper anywhere and place food at the center, when rats crawl and touch the glued surface, they stick and remain there for hours. Best of luck
10 Aug 10
They are quite a nuisance in the house. If we know we have big ones, then it's better to use a mouse trap. You have to put some food inside the trap so you could lure them in. But if they're just small ones, sticky paper would get them. Just place them along places where they usually pass. Or you can also try to buy rat poison. Just make sure you don't place them where your pets or kids can reach them.
• China
10 Aug 10
These rats must hide in some hole in your room ,so you can put the poison mixd with food near the hole.
• India
10 Aug 10
best possible solution is to contact a pest control person
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
You have to investigate where they're coming from. If there are holes somewhere, cover them up. Also, make sure that there are no garbage or food in the open. These rats are invited by those.
@AmbiePam (49113)
• United States
10 Aug 10
All I would know is to set up traps, but I'm sure you have thought about that.