So, I put down one of those claw/jaw type traps. Next day, snap, the Rat is caught. However, my instincts (laugh if you want) said, "put another trap down". I did. Two hours later I hear a loud snap - a second Rat is in it, - this one not completely dead and making noises you don't want to hear. I had to shoot it with a BB gun to kill it. I put another trap down and the next night, you guessed it, snap, another one caught; same deal, not fully killed, had to shoot it too. Ok, now I'm over it.
So someone is coming over tomorrow to help me get the fridge out (it's an oversized one that is wedged in the space so it's a two person job to move it). The hole(s) are going to be stuffed with steel wool and a layer of sheet metal is going to be put down over the floor to prevent more holes from being created in that area. I tossed Rat poison under the crawl space as well - yes I know, that's not always the most recommended thing to do for various reasons, but I have no pets/kids and I was getting desperate.
So here's my question: Have any of you had a Rat or Rats actually make their way into your house, and if so, how did you deal with it? Home solutions? Just trap them? Poisons, or did you call a professional company to do it, and if so, how much did it cost as I've heard this kind of thing can rack up $$$? The hole plug is just a quick fix for this, the poisons may work or may not, so I may need to call someone. P.S.... no, I'm not going to get Cats (I know that'll come up). lol
Edited by greg30127, 17 September 2012 - 08:39 AM.