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Poison can be used to eradicate them, but that has two undesirable effects.
First, their predators, such as owls and hawks, may be poisoned in the process. That is both ecologically and environmentally unsound and self defeating Secondly, if their nest is left undisturbed, others will move in and take possession of their abandoned home.
The sonic alarms have yet to be a proven deterrent. Most of the data is anecdotal, but at least one scientific test has shown that the sonic method is questionable.
The best cure is to discourage them from nesting right from the beginning, and that is what the Rid-A-Rat unit is designed to do!
Pack rats, commonly know as Wood Rats, are prevalent in the western states and have caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes, barns, and vehicles.
There are presently 21 living species of Wood rats occurring in a very wide range of habitats, from the edge of the Arctic Circle all the way to the tropics of Nicaragua. They occur throughout western Canada, most of the U.S., Mexico and Central America. Eight of these species reside in the United States and of those eight, five are in the state of Arizona. We have been getting field reports that the rid-a-rat also works on other types of animals including rabbits, squirrels, city rats and mice.
How do you tell a "city rat", or Old World rat, from a packrat? Packrats' tails are not naked and scaly like a city rat. Packrats have very long whiskers and a whitish or light colored neck and breast area. Yes, they may be very "cute" but that cuteness disappears quickly when you open the hood of your car and find that they have built a nest on your intake manifold.
Pack rats are nocturnal creatures that build large nests out of sticks, twigs, cactus spines and any other material they find handy. Pack rats will build nests inside barns, cabins, garages or even parked cars. Once inside cars, primarily the engine compartment, they chew on the wire insulation and create potential shorts and broken wiring. They also can cause damage to vacuum hoses and windshield washer hoses. This can be very costly to repair, running in the thousands of dollars up to having the car completely totaled.