Rat trapping in an attic

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The Rat Trap - I have always been vocal about my dislike towards killing animals, but I am not a blind supporter of the cause. In fact, I do believe that if a certain animal is a threat of any kind, it is alright to take it down. This is why I do not have any reservations about trapping rats. For one, the multitudes in which they multiply, there is no chance in the world that they will ever face extinction. Additionally, they add a lot of nuisance value to any place where they are found, creating mess with their droppings and often causing a lot of damage as well.

In this picture, I have trapped a few rats on a typical rodent trapping job in a typical attic of a typical suburban Florida house. This house, in fact, had quite a few of these uninvited guests partying around in the attic. This species of rats is known as roof rat and it has an inclination towards height, which makes perfect sense why this bunch of rats chose the attic to spend their lives in. Moreover, since attics are usually secluded and provide a warm, secure place for the rats to breed, it is not uncommon to find them in people’s attics.

Since I did not know how many rats were there in the attic, I set about 15 traps along the corners of the room where I was sure the rats usually travelled from. After trapping and removing all of them, I proceeded towards taking care of the entry points which they had created by cutting a hole through the eaves. There were also a few other holes and vents in the attic, which the owners probably never paid attention to until there was a rat infestation in the house. Anyways, I repaired them all and bid farewell after a job well done.