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Rat Control; Getting Rid of Rats

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Do I have a mouse or a rat?

In general, a rat looks like a larger version of a mouse with a longer tail and bigger teeth. Like mice, rats like to live in the comfort of your home – away from predators and close to an abundance of food and warmth. Similar to mice, you can spot a rat infestation once you see droppings and urine in or around your home. The more droppings, the larger the infestation. Check out more on Mice and Rats here.

Dangers of Rats

Rats can carry diseases and are more aggressive than mice. Rats have long and sharp teeth and will try to bite you if they feel threatened or cornered

Besides the rapid spread of diseases and threat to your personal safety, rats can become an expensive pest problem. They love to chew through electrical wiring and wooden furniture or base boards. It is important to note that rats are nocturnal, so the damage they cause during the night may not be obvious to you immediately.

Where to find rats

Rat infestations are more common than you might think. As natural rodent habitats continue to be destroyed from building sites and new roads, mice and rats find new places to live. The garage is a popular entrance point for mice and rats, especially if they smell food.

Preventing Rat Infestation

As mentioned previously, rats are known to spread diseases quickly. It is important to stop an infestation as soon as it becomes known to you. Ideally, you should try to prevent it from occurring in the first place by removing clutter and loose garbage. Avoid leaving windows and doors open without screens as this acts as an open invitation to rodents looking for a new home to live in. Rats can be extremely intimidating because of their large size and aggression towards humans. Don’t let them intimidate you, but act cautiously if you are near one. Periodically check your wires and baseboards for signs of nibbling and chewing. If you don’t have small pets, this will be a very strong indicator of a serious rodent infestation. By the time you discover an infestation, it will likely be a large one that only a professional extermination service should take care of.  

Hiring a rat control service near you

Rats will challenge you not to try to exterminate them. Luckily for you, our pest control team has developed a tolerance for this intimidation tactic. They are able to jump, climb, swim and eat almost anything. They breed incredibly fast and can be extremely difficult to get rid of. There are over 2,000 species of rats, but as pests they share common traits. This is why we strongly recommend you call us to exterminate them, rather than trying to get the job done yourself. Our exterminators and highly trained and equipped with the proper tools to handle any rat infestation.

Our experience with mice and rat infestations has allowed us to create a rodent-proof extermination service. We guarantee that no rat will be left to roam in your home when you aren’t looking.  

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