There is a great deal of wrong information and ignorance regarding rat control. Many extermination companies and people resort to poison use for rat control and this is a big mistake. For a list of many reasons why read my rat poison page. In short, poison does not solve the problem and creates many additional problems. The proper way to solve a rat problem is by stopping the root of the problem. Want to get rid of rats in your house or attic, you must first find out how they are getting in, and seal off those entry paints permanently. Once that is done, the rats should by physically trapped and removed from the building, as seen in the photo to the right. It's also a good idea to clean and decontaminate the mess that they've made.