Protect Your Home from Rats
Public Health Madison & Dane County has created a video "Protect Your Home from Rats" in response to an increase in reports of rat infestations in some Madison neighborhoods. The goal of the video is to show community residents what to do to control rat populations and prevent infestations.
There are always rats in our communities. However, sometimes the population increases due to the access to food and shelter than many of us unknowingly provide in our yards and our homes. By getting rid of food and shelter, we can control rat populations and prevent infestations.
The video shows examples of food sources in our yards, like fallen fruit under trees and birdseed on the ground, and ways rats can get into our homes. In addition the video gives advice about the safest way of getting rid of rats, should you already have them in and around your home.