Rat Control and Removal

Rats are pasts because of their nasty odor and digging capabilities. And the odor is something you never want your pet to encounter first hand. It lingers and takes a considerable effort to remove the smell from your pet and get it out of your house. The odor can linger for weeks, even months.

Here is a list of the “Top 10” rat complaints we receive:

  • Rat is living under porch or deck
  • A strong odor of rat nearby
  • One of your pets get sprayed
  • Rats have dug a hole between neighbors’ fence and our yard
  • Spotted them at Sundown running and playing in the yard
  • In your garden having their way
  • Roaming through hedges looking for food
  • Infesting your stately trees
  • Noises in your attic
  • Late evening and early morning spotting’s

The fastest and easiest solution is to have them trapped and removed.

The best and most efficient solution is to catch the rats in live cages. But if you did this as a DYI, what would you do then. First off, be careful. On a side note, one of the team members got sprayed three times in one day even though the rats were in a full prof cage. Wonder what his wife thought? So, once the shock of that wore off, the rats were relocated about 10 miles away in a natural habitat more suitable to their lifestyle and certainly more appropriate for the customer. Some laws might prohibit a homeowner from trapping and removing rats, so please do your homework before taking action.

Rats can be a nuisance:

It should be pretty obvious what the main issue is: Stink, Smell, and Odor all being the same; it is just a smelly mess. Rats love to live where you live. Choosing who has to go very easy. They like houses, porches, decks, sheds, and anything that provides shelter.

Sometimes rats mark their domain, but spraying while rats peer-say might not impose a big problem on humans that is certainly different when it comes to your pets. Because of rats like digging, just imagine what they could dig up in your yard?

Vegetable gardens, planted flowers, lawns, and a whole lot more.

Rat Pro Tip:

Want a fast, easy, and inexpensive way to get rid of the “rat” odor both in your house and on your pets? First things first, tomato juice and bath for your pet don’t work. Don’t waste your time. The fastest and easiest way to remove the odor either on a pet or person is to do the following.

Mix hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and liquid dish soap (like Palmolive) and hen shampoo the pet (dogs) or yourself a quick shampoo and then rinse with warm water. Hey, it works.

Rat diseases:

The most frequent disease a rat can carry will be rabies. According to a couple of studies, it seems as though a rat doesn’t carry any other diseases that a human might catch.

So, the big question is, “how do I remove rats from my attic or property?”

The easiest way to catch a rat is in a rat trap. They can be expensive to purchase, but the real problem happens when you figure out how and where to let the rat go. While professional traps do have a flapper that typically prevents the rat from spraying, it can be tricky opening the cage and letting them roam freely.

The best suggestion is, of course, to let the professionals like Thomas Wildlife perform the catch and release for you.

Contact us for more information and a free quote.

Rat Control – Problem Identified

Rats can be one of the most aggravating, furry menaces people can ever have to endure. They stink, and they make no distinction when feeling threatened. If you encounter them, there’s a good chance they’ll spray their putrid scent all over the place.

So, when you find that you’ve got a real rat problem, it’s crucial to get help quickly. And that’s where we come in. The rat control experts at Thomas Wildlife Control see rats in Folsom, CA, as menaces that must be dealt with accordingly.

We can HELP!

At Thomas Wildlife Control, our rat control experts have been trained to handle rats in all the places they can be found. That means we’re hunting out rats where others don’t.


If you think or know you have a rat problem, you shouldn’t hesitate to call for help. Contact us now for more information about our rat control services.