Since you are reading this webpage, I am sure that you belong to the troubled community of rat-plagued people who are in search of an answer to this ever-persistent problem.
Yes, rats in your home can create havoc in your home and life! And who knows it better than me!!
I am Megha of Mission Rat Rid
I am Megha, the creator of Megha’s Mission Rat Rid. It is a compilation of my research, experiences, and endeavors at removing rats and other rodents from my countryside home an hour away from Chandigarh. Rats had been troubling us since the time we moved to our new home. But my obsession with rat removal began when I found rat urine stains on my Kashmiri carpet and a broken Swaroski vase, my prized possessions gifted to me by mother as a housewarming gift. That was the last straw! And I decided that I cannot bear this nuisance any longer. Enough is enough!
And thus began a new chapter, a new mission in my life; aptly code named after me – Megha’s Mission Rat Rid. What began as a straightforward task of getting rid of rats from home, slowly evolved into nothing short of an obsessive life-goal. There was nothing I wouldn’t do to get rid of those repulsive rodents!
What has made Megha’s Mission Rat Rid a success?
I’ve always believed in Kofi Annan’s mantra, “Knowledge is power.” And I’ve been a compulsive researcher since the days I was studying for my Postgraduate degree—M. Sc Chemical Engineering. At every stage, information has always helped me in combating different types of problems. So, I began my mission of rat removal with the most obvious and easy research and information tool available to mankind in the 21st century—Google!
Google searches provided me with all the information and insight that I needed. But, I soon realized that a lot of online content was definitely not the most accurate solution to my never-ending rat troubles. So, I frequented the local library. I read up on a lot of scientific research including many journals and research papers. I explored the world of Ayurvedic and Homeopathic remedies with the hope of finding natural solutions to a ratty problem. I followed up most of my research by watching a plethora of YouTube videos. I even compared my notes and experiences with friends, family and friends’ families. In short, I’ve tried every trick in the trade to get rid of these monsters from my home!
In the last couple of years, I’ve acquired both extensive research information as well as a huge experiential knowledge bank. As a result of all the research and practical experiments that I’ve done on this topic, my friends call me an expert on rodent removal.
Undoubtedly, I am proud to say that Mission Rat Rid was a successful mission! And my home is rat free today!!
Why this website?
Many people now call me for my expert advice in helping them with their ratty issues. At the cost of being immodest, I am often even called for consulting sessions by people who are fed up with the devastation created by these cute critters. And from here was born the idea of setting up a website to share my research and knowledge with others.
Megha’s Mission Rat Rid is now going to help so many people who are being haunted by rat and rodent troubles! No more stress from rats and rodents!
How is this website going to help you?
Rats and other rodents are a smart species – smart enough to outwit even the smartest humans.
Most people who are looking for smart solutions will realize that though there is a plethora of information, research and tricks that are easily available, several of them may not work in the long-run. I almost gave up Mission Rat Rid after a series of awful experience due to wrong information available on the internet.
This website is going to be a myth-buster for you.
It aims to give you vital and accurate information. It is your first step in this long journey of rat removal. It is going to guide you, provide instructions and information, and provide expert knowledge on rat removal techniques. You will also be able to learn about rat behavior and their lifecycle. It will empower you with detailed insights, practical observations and all the know-how you need against these noxious creatures. It will be an all-comprehensive manual In short, it will be your friend, philosopher and guide in your campaign to counter these brutal devils.
With the help of this website, you will find yourself equipped with all the ammunition and explosives you need to win the battle against rats.
Many of the chemicals and anti-rodent prescriptions are not only harmful to rats but are also very dangerous for humans.
What is this website all about?
A few of the topics that we are going to include are:
Difference between a rat and a mouse:
A lot of people are completely unaware of the fact that the rat is different from the mouse. Though they look identical to the casual watcher, understanding the difference between the two will help you in eliminating both from your home. Apart from several differences in their size and physical features, you also need to recognize the disparity in their behavioral patterns. Both mice and rat need different treatments and understanding these peculiarities will be a good place to begin your lessons of rodent removal.
Food facts – an understanding of the food habits of mice and rats:
Unlike, the cartoon shows that we’ve seen mice do not prefer to eat cheese at all. They have a strong food preference. By understanding their food choices, you will be able to successfully keep them out of your kitchen and food storage cupboards. These food facts will help you to use better baits and you will be in a stronger position of catching them.
The life cycle of rats and how long do rats live:
Understanding the life cycle of rats involves knowing the factors that keep them healthy. Healthy rats lead to a thriving rat population. And a growing population means you have to work doubly hard to keep them away from your home. Did you know that a female rat can approximately mate around 500 times within a period of 6 hours? Please read our section on lifecycle to know some interesting facts on rat lifecycle and breeding patterns.
Habitat information of rodents – where do they live:
As a rat removal fighter, you should equip yourself with information about their habitat and where they prefer to live. Most rats are arboreal in nature and their favorite home-stay is trees. Mice are very tough animals and can make a home almost anywhere. They are nocturnal and favor staying in dark and dimly lit areas. The website’s habitat information page provides information on identifying areas in your home that are commonly infested by these dreadful pests.
Tackling rodent troubles in the attic, basement, and garage:
You will soon realize that you need to use different modus operandi for preventing entry and also for removing mice and rats from different areas of your home. The method that works for tackling rodents in the attic is vastly different from the basement. The preventive steps taken for keeping the rat from entering different parts of your home are different.
Mice Removal techniques:
There are so many different mice removal techniques that it can be quite overwhelming for a person to decide which one works the best! Mice removal includes many different types of traps, rodent poisons and also the use of professional help. Reading in detail about each of these will guide you in deciding which one works best for you and the precautions to take when using them.
Disposing of dead rats:
There is only one thing that is more distressing than encountering the carcass of a dead rat or mouse in your home. And that is enduring the unbearable stench of the dead body of the rodent and not knowing where the disgusting odor is emanating from. If you are considering using rat-poison and traps, it is essential for you to gain information on rat disposal procedures.
Preventing mice from entering your home:
One of the most important things to remember in your combat against rodents is that you will only win this war if you are successful in preventing them from entering your home. All your tricks, techniques and methods will only work successfully if you are able to stop the entry of rodents in your home. Whether it is sealing your pipes, blocking little holes or applying wire-mesh nets, read all about the steps you need to take to keep the mouse away!
Natural remedies to keep rodents away:
After experimenting with different chemicals, poisons, and toxins, the Chemical Engineer within me realized that natural remedies are the way forward. A lot of mouse-terminating chemicals and toxins are not just toxic for rodents but they are also dangerous to human beings. Long term exposure to such chemicals can lead to severe lung, kidney, liver and skin ailments. Some chemicals are also carcinogenic and may cause cancer. On the other hand, natural remedies are free from such harmful chemicals and also work better in keeping rodents away in the long run.
Rodent removal is a long term process and you may need to make continuous efforts to keep your home completely rodent-proof.
A wise man once said, “Patience and perseverance can overcome mountains!” After my numerous rodent adventures, I say, “Patience and perseverance can overcome rats!”