How do you remove a rat stuck in a dumpster?
For those who live in the city, it is not uncommon to see rats around your home or apartment complex. The Brown rat,
in particular, is incredibly common to the city and lives in many areas, feeding off of the garbage and waste of
This can mean that they will often be found foraging for food. This can take the form of climbing through your walls to
get to your panty, crawling through the sewers eating the waste that goes through these vile waterways, or hanging around
dumpsters and garbage cans for scraps.
Sometimes you may even find that a rat has fallen into a dumpster and is stuck there. This begs the question of what to do when
a rat is stuck in one of these contraptions. The first thing to realize is that you really don’t have to do anything if you don’t
want to. If you simply want the rat to meet its untimely demise, all you have to do is wait until the garbage truck comes and it
will handle the problem for you. The truck will pour the contents of the dumpster into its bin, and then the compression system will
squish everything in that container. The rat will die and there will be no tears shed.
This may seem like a perfect option, but it may not work for everyone. If you are in a situation where you are early in the trash cycle,
you may have several more days of throwing away items and the last thing you want is a rat climbing through that pile of garbage and jumping
out at you when you come out to throw away the next load. This can be quite scary and quite dangerous.
What that means is that you have to provide an alternative to solve the problem. The rat needs a way to get out of the dumpster, so you need to
provide something that will give it a means to get out. This is best accomplished by providing some kind of ramp that it can use to crawl up to
get out, and down out of the dumpster, but it cannot allow access to get right back in. A board should do the trick. Do not use other garbage
piled on top of each other as the means of escape. The rat may just decide that this is a great new source of food and simply not leave.
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