The rats in our basement are scaring us. Our house is 120 years old and ten...
The rats in our basement are scaring us. Our house is 120 years old and ten feet from houses on either side. A good exterminator placed traps, baits, and everything else he could think of down there, and in the year since then I've found one dead rat in a trap, and the feces didn't re-appear after that. But they're back, and we're hearing vigorous scraping under our floor. I've called the exterminator but heard nothing back, and now I'm thinking in terms of fumigating the whole house with something like sulfur candles. The house foundation is old, soft sandstone and it's impossible to find entrance points. Any ideas?
Fairfield County Ohio
I'm certainly not an expert in this field but you are on the right track to call an exterminator. If your previous company is not responding call another. There are several in the county/area. Fumigation with "sulfur candles" will most likely not accomplish your goal and may be dangerous. I've never heard of this method.
Call a professional and also eliminate any food source such as pet food etc. You really need to hire a professional licensed exterminator.
I would never use anything like that ....it sounds very dangerous.