Any experience to get rid of rats in the backyard which is most likely coming from neighbor’s yard? I feel that this is a neighborhood problem so there’s is no way to solve. It’s a tough neighborhood so no expectations for neighbor cooperation. Tenant reports about the rat every time when she saw one and I really want to solve the problem.
Will a pest control guy help in this case?
Do you have any ivy or similar plants?
A very small backyard and there’s only a small tree there, mostly cement, I don’t know what kind the tree is.
Seems that I should call a pest control guy to protect the backyard from neighbor’s rat invasion. Tenant has little kids, I don’t want to do anything myself.
Already bought electronic mouse repeller and plugged into the wall outlets indoor. The repeller is well reviewed at Amazon, but it might not be powerful enough to protect the backyard
Do you have outdoor outlets? If so, get another one for outside.
The repeller comes in 6 pack, but unfortunately I don’t have any outdoor outlet. They should have built one for pest control.
All the solar pest repellers get bad reviews so I won’t buy them until they make it better
My dad used one of those repellers in. 40x60 barn. It did the job.
Maybe the wall weakened the ultrasonic waves so the backyard is not protected. I’ll try to find stronger ones.
I get a service contract including a few visits. If your tenant likes the idea let him call the service. There may be more but the tenant will accept that you have tried. Other choice is allow a cat. Works every time.
Tenant doesn’t want pet and I’m glad that they do not.
Yes, I think the tenant is expecting a monthly pest control. I just think it’s not cost effective and not environment friendly. Let’s see, maybe I’ll have to provide a monthly pest control if nothing works
Paid $400-$500 for pest control. Can claim anyway.
Monthly? Rats are rare. Just do one-time to make tenants happy that’s all. Didn’t catch rats. Btw, referring to SV rental. Nothing of such sort in Austin. Rats, ants and termites issues are nearly unheard of in Austin… so far, all my rentals don’t have such issues.
What about a skunk? I think there’s one underneath my tenant’s place. Sigh…
Try putting peanut butter in the ratholes. I heard it helps drive them away. One disadvantage of outright poison is that either rats then die in pipes/attic/crawlspace and stink up the place or they die in the open and are eaten up by owls/cats/eagles who then die as well.
I don’t about rats but the mice in my property loved peanut butter. I used primarily peanut butter for the snap traps. It worked like a charm.
Rodents are very dirty. They seek into our property for food and shelter and their presence creates unsanitary condition all round. They carry disease, leave bodily waste, and always manage to chew on the important items. Mice and rats need to be exterminated in order to prevent our family from dangerous diseases. Live mouse traps are the most common method used for getting rid of this infestation. Many a time these nasty pests also trick the traps and become a huge problem for the homeowners. Here we need the help of exterminator NJ mice professionals to come and suggest some effective and long-lasting solutions.
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