If you have a rat infestation and you lay down traps or poisons, you will probably have to deal with dead rats at some point in the future. Removing these rats safely is essential, since not only can they carry diseases even when they’re dead, they can also be a health hazard to other animals if they have died from poison. In this article, we’re going to tell you how to safely remove dead rats from your home.
Tools and equipment you will need
Needless to say, you cannot just pick up the dead rat with your bare hands and then throw it away. You want to make sure that you are as safe as possible and that you will not be affected by diseases that can be spread either through contact, or through the air. For this, you will need a pair of latex or rubber gloves, some respiratory protection such as a dust mask or a respirator, some plastic bags, and a trash bin.
Getting rid of rats safely
If the dead rat is caught in one of your traps, you can reuse the trap after you remove the rat, but you have to be careful not to touch it with your bare hands. Not only does the trap have bacteria on it, you will also leave your scent, which will tip most rats off and make them keep their distance.
The body should be placed in a plastic bag, along with any nesting materials and droppings that you may find, after which you will need to seal the back tightly. Throw the bag inside of a sealed trash bin and take it outside of your home. Make sure that you also throw the gloves away after you are done. Finally, thoroughly wash your hands.
Rats trapped in hard to reach areas
When using poisons, you have very little control over where a rat dies, and it may end up in the wall, or the body may be hard to find. This is why it’s usually best to talk to a pest control specialist who will not only poison the rats, but retrieve the dead bodies after the control process is complete. If you would like to know more about what this service entails, or if you have a rat infestation and you need some help getting rid of it, contact us today.Tags: Dead Rats, Rat Control, Rat Pest Control