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D50
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D50 asked in Home & GardenOther - Home & Garden · 3 months ago

In the US, if you hire an exterminator to get rid of rats, squirrels, etc from your house, how do the exterminators usually kill the animals?

Update:

I don't expect they find them new homes or retire them to rodent island.

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  • 2 months ago

    Traps and poison. Once trapped they're poisoned or clubbed.

    It's illegal to release vermin once trapped.

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  • 3 months ago

    Rats they kill yes, with bait, Diphacinone, squirrels they just a close off access. The killer stuff gives rats heart attacks.

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  • GTB
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They do not use automatic weapons, heavy artillery, or nuclear weapons.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Some exterminators trap and relocate rodents/pests around the house (they also locate entry points and advise what you should do to stop further infestations), others bait traps with poison and kill them.  

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  • DEBS
    Lv 7
    3 months ago

    They use the method you agree on with them.  For larger animals, some sort of trap would typically be involved.  There are different types possible including 'humane' ones and ones that just kill.  Poison for larger animals (rats and above) can have undesired results on both you, your pets, and other wild animals in your area.  (Poisoned animal dies under your house or in your walls.  Could also die and get eaten by other animals including your pet.  Your pets could also eat the poison directly.)  They can also recommend how to seal off your house to stop more animals from moving in.

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  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    They are in this for the money, which means speed. They will poison them. You might ask for humane traps and see what they say.

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