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Why Should You Remove Rats from Your House Right Away?

sewer rats - Remove Rats From House Right Away!Rats have a very high reproductive rate. A female rat can have between 100 to 150 offspring per year, and they can get pregnant the next day they give birth. It means when you see a rat around or inside your house, there are probably a lot more nesting somewhere nearby. If you spot one during the daytime, it can be a sign of an even bigger infestation. Don't wait for the rats to multiply, stop the problem immediately with the help of a qualified professional rat exterminator.

Recognizing the Signs of a Rat or Mouse Infestation

Remove Rats From House Right Away! Rat at bird feeder.

Rats reproduce during the warmer seasons and take shelter during the cold. A rat sighting occurs mostly during summer and spring, and once you see one in your garden, landscape, or around your building, it’s only a matter of time before they go indoors.

Rats will create burrows near your garden, doghouse, tool shed, plants and damaged vegetable, and garbage cans. They can also nest inside a chimney, firewood stack, behind boxes, garages, basements, and near leaking water pipes. Roof rats will take hold mostly at the top of the trees, attics, and rooftops.

They will leave droppings mostly along utility lines, pipes and wires, and near your pet’s dishes and food containers. They look like small crumbs of bread.

You may find stain marks and gnaw marks along utility lines, pipes, walls, doors, windows, screen, and cables. Mouse droppings around the house, especially around or inside your garbage cans and recycle bins.

Finally, the attic is the preferred place of the Roof rats. You may hear sounds coming from the walls, the roof of the pipes if there’s an attic infestation.

 

The Benefits of Getting Rid of the Rats

Rats carry disease and are infectious and spread diseases like salmonella, jail’s fever, Hantavirus, and Weil’s disease. They spread illness through their feces, bites, their skin, and through the food, they eat and touch. If they have nested near a clean-water source of your house it’s even worse. Rats, when they walk through your home, leave a constant trail of urine to mark their trails. This effectively contaminates anything they touch.

rats carry diseases - get rats out of the houseRats will also damage all kinds of materials as they gnaw their way to their destiny. They chip away wood, aluminum, some concrete, plastic, glass, and more. If the foundation of your house is weak, they will eat right through it and create vulnerable spaces for more pests to come.

Professional rodent control is the safest and most effective way to go when you start to see signs of infestation but also trapping and baiting rats can be very effective if the problem is barely starting.

Why Should You Be Concerned with Rat Removal?

Rats are pest species because of their habits of living indoors, gnawing, and spreading illness. Their most common health concerns include: they live in the attics, they scratch the walls, they raid the pantry, they gnaw on electrical wires, and they spread diseases.

For these reasons, rodents become a nuisance, and services like rat extermination might turn out to be the most cost-effective way to address to trap and remove rats and mice.

Nuisance Concerns about Rats and Mice

Mice and rats are the world’s most nuisance mammal species. They are a main agricultural pest and have a tendency to feed on human food stores, often contaminating what they leave behind.

They also chew and destroy electrical wires on the street and pretty much anything they can sink their teeth on. Wire chewing causes electrical shorts and fire risk.

Sometimes they also chip PVC plumbing and cause water leaks, and leave behind a lot of toxic waste in the form of urine and feces.

Mice and Rat Diseases

The most feared diseased carried by rodents is the Bubonic plague (also called “Black Death”), but the epidemic is no longer a concern in modern types. However, they carry over 30 different types of illness on their droppings, including rat-bite fever, the Rickettsia virus (similar to chicken pox), Hantavirus (which can cause febrile illness and respiratory problems), meningitis (a mortal brain infection), salmonella, and leptospirosis. Additionally, rats and mice bring a lot of parasites into your home and leave them on the food they taste.

Removing Rats from the Attic

The attic is the most common place to find a rat infestation. Roof rat species are excellent climbers and they have no problems reaching the upper side of a building. When they find an opening they go inside and create an unhealthy colony living just above your heads.

crawl space inspecting for evidence of rats and miceFirst, you’ll have to inspect your entire house or building and seal any holes and gaps rats may use to get inside. Gaps include vents, roof lines, windows, doors, pipes, utility lines, etc. Be sure to use protective clothing and use a respirator, because stirring up the dried dust of urine, feces or even rodent saliva can put you at risk of disease.

Next, you’ll have to seal the holes with steel so the rats can’t chew it off. Use a sealant to block off air flow so the environment becomes less attractive to the rodents. This process is called "rodent exclusion," and needs to be extremely thorough to be effective.

The third step is to place traps and baits to remove the rats. You should place bait stations where children and pet can’t reach separated 20 feet from one another.

How to Know Rats are Gone

You will now the rats are gone when you hear no more sounds coming from the walls or the attic. Now, it’s time to clean up the attic with a powerful disinfectant, gloves, and mask.

It will happen after you find several dead carcasses on the baits. Rats will start to get suspicious of the food source and may decide to go away.