Wild Animal Pest Control Indianapolis - 317-468-9312

Wildlife Trapping

When it's necessary to remove animals, we focus on humane and effective trapping and relocation.

Home Repairs

A critical step - the identification and repair of any and all wildlife entry points into the home.

Animals in Attic

We specialize in the removal of animals in the attic - squirrels, raccoons, rats, mice, bats, and more.

No Poisons!

We never use poisons in any part of our wildlife control, including rodent control. Poisons don't work!

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We are Indianapolis Wildlife, and we solve conflicts between people and wild animals. From squirrels in your attic, to raccoons in your trash, to bats, rats, birds, and snakes, we do it all. We specialize in safe and effective solutions to Indiana critter problems. We service the greater Indianapolis region, and we offer fast service - we can usually schedule a same-day appointment. Give us a call at 317-468-9312 any time, 24/7, and we will discuss your unique wild animal problem, and give you a free price quote over the phone. We're ready to take your call now!

Our service range: We service Boone County, Brown County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Hendricks County, Johnson County, Marion County, Morgan County, Putnam County, Shelby County, and more. We also service Carmel, Anderson, Brownsburg, Fishers, Franklin, Greenfield, Greenwood, Lawrence, Noblesville, Plainfield, Westfield, Zionsville, Alexandria, Arcadia, Avon, Bargersville, Beech Grove, Brooklyn, Cicero, Chesterfield, Clayton, Clermont, Cloverdale, Cumberland, Danville, Edgewood, Edinburgh, Elwood, Fortville, Frankton, Greencastle, Ingalls, Lapel, Lebanon, Martinsville, McCordsville, Meridian Hills, Monrovia, Mooresville, Morristown, Nashville, New Palestine, New Whiteland, Pendleton, Pittsboro, Princes Lakes, Shelbyville, Sheridan, Speedway, Southport, St. Paul, Thorntown, Trafalgar, Warren Park, Whiteland, Whitestown, and more.

Indianapolis Wildlife Education: Home-made Rat Poison

Rats have invaded our cities and homes at an appalling rate. This is primarily due to the fact that they have few natural enemies in cities. They are able to find ample place to build their nests without being noticed. They also breed at a horrifying rate. If a rat or colony of rats have invaded your property, you may be looking for a quick and easy way to get rid of them. Home-made rat poison recipes can be found all over the internet. They work with varying degrees of effectiveness, and all of them are cruel. There is no way to poison a rat without causing it pain. If you have decided to take lethal action, there are better ways to do it.

Lethal action
The best way to kill rats in your home is by using an electric rat trap. This can be placed in the vicinity of their nest and as soon as the rat enters the trap it will be electrocuted. This is a painless way to kill them. It is also more effective than traditional rat traps, and you can be sure that the rat is not left to suffer.

Poison recipes
• One of the easiest ways to poison rats is to use baking soda. Mix one cup of baking soda with one cup of sugar. Place the mixture in a food processor to make sure that the particles are the same size. You can also use hot chocolate mix. The sweetness will attract the rats, and the baking soda will kill it.
• You can also use plaster of Paris instead of baking soda. Combine it with chocolate powder or sugar and milk. Some people also combine the powder with mashed potato. Roll the mixture into balls. Place it in the area where rats are congregating. As soon as the mixture comes into contact with water, it will start to set. This is an extremely painful process as the rat’s digestive tract will become hard and can even rupture.
• If you have boric acid, it will also make an effective poison. Mix it with a liquid, like chicken broth to make a paste. Once the consistency is right, roll it into balls. These can be placed in high traffic areas. Make sure that children and other animals don’t come into contact with it.

Safety precautions
There are always some safety risks when you are trying to poison an animal. Make sure that you wear protective clothing and gloves when working with toxic substances. You should also make sure that the poison cannot be ingested by children or pets.

Where to place it?
If you are looking for the correct place to put the poison, simply look for places where rats repeatedly return to. You will be able to identify these places by the rat droppings that are present. There might also be black, oily smudges on the surrounding walls. This is transferred from the rats when they run along the walls. It will be low down, close to the floor.

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