We are Lakeland Animal Attic, a full service wildlife removal company servicing Lakeland, FL. Providing the highest level of service is our priority, which is why all of our technicians are trained to the latest standards, and that they are all furnished with the latest animal control equipment. Whatever your animal problem, our polite and informative team is your first point of contact, and can even offer advice on what you can do yourself, along with an idea of the cost of using our service. We also provide ourselves on having technicians available across the district that can be flexible and arrange a time that will suit you. Our long experience in resolving animal infestations in the area means we have probably dealt with every species that can cause problems in this part of the country. Probably the most common issue we encounter is with animals in the attic, and our technicians know how to quickly identify the species, as dealing with squirrels can be a different challenge than getting rid of raccoons. Our team can also carry out repairs, including the replacement of insulation materials, and the sanitation of the attic to make sure there is no risk of disease transmission. Call us now at 863-232-5058 for a solution to your wild animal problem.
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Antifreeze has the power to kill rats and other rodents such as mice, squirrels, and chipmunks but we do not really recommend this. This compound is an excellent poison for pest control that will deliver an immediate solution to your infestation issue. However, using this is highly dangerous for your cats and dogs. The sweet scent of the antifreeze will not only attract the vermin but your pets can also find it tasteful. Once they drink it, they will die.
Why You Shouldn’t Use Homemade Rat Poison Antifreeze
Antifreeze contains an active ingredient known as Ethylene Glycol. There are various ways that this will lead to accidents. According to the experts, this compound is highly toxic. Those who accidentally ingested this compound will need to be diagnosed and administered with the right treatment in only a few hours. Otherwise, this may lead to kidney failure that will result to death. Only a teaspoon of the antifreeze will be enough to kill a cat. Three teaspoons of this can instantly kill your dog. In fact there is the news of a dog that immediately died after ingesting a ham with antifreeze. This is no longer surprising since the sweet taste of the antifreeze can attract any creatures.
Try These Alternatives
Instead of using antifreeze to create a homemade rodenticide, there are other ingredients that you can use to create repellents and poison. Here are some of them.
• Peppermint Oil- If you are only hoping to repel the presence of the rat, you can use peppermint oil. This may not be your strongest option, but in case this is readily-available in your kitchen, you may try it to repel the presence of mice and rats.
• Coke- Since the rat do not have the ability to pass gas, coke can be a possible way to kill them. Nonetheless, there are no studies that can support the efficacy of the coke against rat infestation.
• Baking Soda- Baking soda will react to the stomach acid of the rat and will produce a high level of gas. This will rupture the stomach of the rats that will lead to their death.
• Plastic of Paris- Once the rat ingested the plastic of Paris; it will harden in their stomach that may kill them.
While the antifreeze will effectively work as a rat poison, it is not recommended since it also exposes your pets and your kids to the same level of dangers. We do not recommend the use of antifreeze since there are better and humane solutions to bring an end to your rat infestation. To know more of your options, be sure to hire the service of the professional rat removal company. They are armed with the different equipments that they can use to deal with your problem. In addition, they also have the necessary knowledge that can assist you in preventing future rodent infestation. After trapping the rat, they will also be responsible in handling the creature. This means that you don’t have to worry about the health risks that come with it.