How much does it cost to rid my home of rats?
Well, that depends on many factors, but the main two factors are the size of the infestation and how many entry points need to be sealed up. If you were to set traps without sealing the entry points, it would be like swatting flies but leaving your door open.
Now many pest control operators will “treat” a rat problem with poison. This really isn't a very good idea. For one thing, when a rat dies in your home it can sometimes fall down in your walls. A dead rat in your attic is simple to remove, but a dead rat in your walls requires cutting through your walls to remove the dead animal. And until you remove it, the smell is terrible and can last for weeks!