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As you can see, rats leave a sort of smudgey brown stain wherever they travel. This brown stain is especially noticeable on white surfaces, such as these wires. In fact, rats love to travel along wires. Roof rats are often seen running along power lines at night, and the wires in your attic are no exception. They make easy travel routes.
I set rat snap traps on the heavily used areas, and bingo, catch the rats.
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Mice or rats chewing wiring in attic - There are no topical deterrents that can be used if rodents are chewing wiring in the attic. Placing a bitter-tasting substance on the wires will not be enough to solve your problem. The rats in the home need to be trapped and removed as soon as possible. Ignoring the problem might result in a house fire. Look around your attic for evidence of mouse activity. Since the animals have been chewing on wires, these locations are excellent spots to set up snap traps. You still want to repair the wire with electrical tape if needed. Do not leave exposed wires for any reason. The trapping process will only be effective if you manage to close off the exterior of the home. Mice entered through a gap somewhere in the building. Securing the house is the most important step in being rodent-free.
How much damage can a rat trap do to fingers - The strength and resiliency of your fingers depends on your body type, age, and state of health. Large-boned people will be able to withstand a greater impact than would a child under the age of ten. For the average adult, getting your finger caught in a rat trap is going to hurt. Rat traps are powerful enough to break the fingers of an adult human, so these mechanisms are not to be trifled with. Smaller, mouse traps will also hurt and will leave a good deal of bruising, but these traps rarely cause bone breakage. Elderly people of those with calcium deficiencies should take extra care when setting rat traps. Brittle bones are prone to shattering rather than breaking, and shards of broken bone take much longer to heal and will provide additional complications. Some severe breaks and fracture may require surgical intervention. Rat traps are made to be as user friendly as possible. Most incidences of broken bones happen because someone has deliberately set off the trap to test the broken finger legend.
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