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I see rats running on my roof and want to trap them but I don’t think they will work up there. The shingles are slippery and it’s not flat. Can I use a one of our live traps effectively on my roof?

Live traps can be used most anywhere if the target animal is active and the trap is both secured and baited with something that will get the animal inside. The use of a live trap out in the open, where animals are foraging and running, can certainly work. The following image shows a good trap set on a slanted roof. In this situation, the targeted animals were leaving the attic from the corner so placement needed to be as close as possible to their exit hole.

Live Trap Roof Set

The trap needed to be secured which can be done with nails or staples. The only warning here is that it’s best to use silicone caulking when using anything to anchor the trap. Apply the silicone to the nail or screw when it’s first installed. When the trap is removed, don’t take out the nail or screw but instead drive it all the way in. The silicone previously applied will insure the hole is water tight and this practice will keep the roof water tight.

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I am looking for mouse repellent for use in our substation and communications buildings.

Would probably use inside and outside.

How often does this product need to be reapplied?

Is this available in larger quantities?

MOUSE REPELLENT will generally last 1-3 months per application depending on the local environment where it’s applied. Outside, it will usually dissipate over 1-2 months for sure. Even in dry climates. If the region where you plan on using it is moist or subject to a lot of rainfall, it may only last 1 month. If you intend on using it such a location, consider making the installation with GRANULE GUARDS to help protect the product and extend the length of time it’s effective.

Inside applications out of direct rainfall and sunlight could last 3 months or longer. Be advised it will release a smell when used inside and can be detected but my guess is these substations aren’t manned so it’s probably not an issue.

The largest size currently is the 28 lb PAIL. But we also carry a snake repellent which has the same exact ingredients. This product is available in large 236 lb Tubs though we don’t list this size on line in our cart. You can see the 28 lb pail and here are links to their respecitve labels:

SNAKE AWAY LABEL

RAT AWAY LABEL

As you can see, they are identical in composition. The large size is commonly acquired used by professionals who use it for various pest control services. It’s the same exact material but just has a different target animal on the outside label. Cost per 236 lb tub is $400.00 but we do extend our 5% online ordering discount to call in orders for this big size which drops the price to $380.00 or $1.61 per lb compared to $3.39 per lb for the 28 lb tub.