Rat Pest Control Near Me
If you have a rat problem you may notice scurrying, scratching or grinding sounds in your walls, floor boards or ceilings. Rat droppings will usually be found in concentrated areas as rats produce up to 40 droppings per night. Rats have teeth that grow continuously and will gnaw on materials (including electrical wiring posing a fire risk) to keep them trim. You may notice gnaw marks as well as ripped food packaging, as rats tear open food, leaving visible teeth marks. If you see signs of a rat infestation, call us right away for an expert rat exterminator.
Protecting your home from rats - inside and out!
Rats are often drawn in by pet food left outside or open trash cans. They can enter your home through small holes or using powerful incisors to bite through weaker parts of your home to wheedle their way in and quickly adapt to your household, using it for a breeding ground. If you are not taking active steps to control the rats in your home, they will quickly breed out of control. Female rats typically have 12-15 pups per litter and have 2 litters a year, when you see one rat it is likely that there are a dozens hidden away.
Rats use dirt, their own feces and household materials to build their nests. These nests can be found anywhere in the home including walls, attics, crawl spaces, chimneys and under kitchen appliances. The location of the nest will help determine the species of rat as some are excellent climbers (the roof rat) while some prefer to stay close to the ground (the norway rat). Do not remove nests or handle them without protection as they often contain dangerous pathogens. It is always the safest option to call a professional exterminator when a rat infestation is discovered.