If you're dealing with a rat infestation in your homestead yard, it's important to take action as soon as possible to get rid of them before the problem gets worse.
Getting rid of rats in a homestead yard requires a combination of prevention measures and effective control methods.
With the right approach, you can protect your property and keep your family and livestock safe from rat infestations.
I live in the woods so I expected at some point to have rats. And we have rats. Now we work to keep their numbers limited.
Rats are attracted to areas with plenty of food, water, and shelter, so start by looking for signs of rat activity, such as droppings, chewed-up plants, and holes in the ground.
It's recommended to use metal garbage cans that they can't chew their way through.
Make sure your garbage cans have tightly sealed lids and clean up any spilled food or garbage in your yard.
When using rat traps, make sure to place them in areas where rats are likely to travel, such as along walls or near food sources.
Only use poison as a last resort and make sure to follow the instructions carefully.
If you're dealing with a severe rat infestation, it may be best to call in a professional exterminator.