How to Get Rid of Rats

1/17/2017


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If your home becomes invaded by rats, they will continue living happily ever after enjoying the easy access to unlimited sources of food – and leaving you with a lengthy list of problems to deal with as a result. When you spot a single rat in the house, you can assume you have several others hiding nearby. They only need an opening the size of your thumb to get into your home. Rats breed quickly. If you do not have the proper treatment methods for rat elimination, your home will very quickly become overrun with rodents and their unhealthy droppings. Rats can transmit diseases to humans and pets and cause damages to your home – it’s best to contact experienced pest control technicians for help removing an existing rodent infestation and preventing future rats from coming inside.

Health Concerns

Rats carry and spread diseases by scratching or biting humans, and simply by leaving their feces and urine around your home. Cleaning up rat droppings can make you sick if you don’t do it properly. Also, a rat can spread germs and disease by running across your counter tops where you prepare food.

Structure Damages

Not only are rats a health concern, but they are also known for damaging property. Rats can gnaw through wood and plastic, make holes in your floorboards and walls, and create nests inside walls or in your foundation.

Rat Prevention Tips

Getting rid of rats is challenging. It is best to call Schendel Pest Services to ensure complete elimination of rats and prevent future infestation, but here are some do-it-yourself tips to prevent rats from getting into your home:

  • Keep all food in sealed glass, metal, or plastic containers

  • Place outdoor garbage in metal bins with tightly secured lids

  • Keep pet food and bird seeds in sealed containers

  • Keep compost food heaps far away from your home

  • Seal all entry points into your home with caulk or steel wool

Why Can’t I Get Rid of Rats Myself?

If you’ve tried removing rats from your home and still see evidence of an infestation, give us a call. Our knowledgeable team of pest control technicians can help you get rid of rats and prevent new ones from coming inside. We will thoroughly inspect your property to find areas that rats and other pests may be getting into your home – and seal them. Then we would start Schendel's Premium Care program to make sure the rats are removed from your home and ensure they do not return.




 

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