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A MOUSE OR RAT PROBLEM IN YOUR HOUSE OR COMMERCIAL BUSINESS BUILDING
Rats can build nests inside your home, but you may also find evidence outside with rat burrows in the backyard. Outdoors, rats typically dig their burrows near building foundations or overgrown areas. You may also find them near a woodpile or under your garage. Rats in the backyard typically dig holes between 2 and 4 inches wide. Indoors, rat nests are often found in attics, inside your walls, or in hollow ceilings. Roof rats in particular tend to build above the ground instead of burrowing like the Norway rat. San Antonio Rodent Control
How to stop rats from getting into your house?
Mice can destroy property, contaminate your food, and pose a dangerous health risk to your family. Buildings such as storage sheds are an attractive haven for mice, and getting rid of mice nests once they have found their way into your shed requires some work, determination, and vigilance, mice can wreak havoc. There are several types of poison that quickly eradicate mice from homes and storage facilities. However, the poison poses a health risk to pets and small children. One of the safest ways to get rid of mice in a storage building is to use vinegar. The scent of vinegar is noxious to many four-legged pests, including mice and rats.
Rats are also hosts for fleas, which can spread plague and diseases like lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus. This illness mostly affects those with weakened immune systems and may result in headaches, fever, and meningitis. It can also cause complications during pregnancy.
It is not advisable to handle any rodents. Rats and mice’s filthy lifestyles are capable of transmitting a variety of bacteria, viruses, and diseases through their saliva, feces, and urine.
If you locate rats or mice within your home or commercial business building, it is best to contact a control professional for removal and identification. The presence of one rat or mouse within a home could signal an infestation.
Rat Removal Control is Sanitation, Inspection, and Exclusion
Mice A single female produces 5 to 10 litter per year. These litters consist of 5 to 6 young who are able to reproduce after a mere 30 days.
So how can you get rid of rats in your home? The key to effective rat removal is in controlling rat populations, not individual rats. Rat control requires an integrated approach that utilizes rodenticides, habitat modifications, and exclusion materials. Rats are naturally fearful of new objects in their territory (traps, bait stations, etc), so a successful rat control program usually requires the services of professionals who have experience with rats and tremendous attention to detail. Our technicians utilize the integrated pest management approach of rodenticide coupled with habitat modifications in order to eliminate rat populations and rat-proof structures.
Can pest control get rid of rats?
Pest control services can keep rats, mice & rodents out of your home or business. Our pest control company has several methods at its disposal to help eliminate rats, mice, and rodents. A pest control specialist will make a thorough inspection of the premises, and advise you on ways to keep rodents away.
Rats will exploit any gap even though you may have already taken precautionary measures against them. Not only are rats capable of chewing electrical cables – which could cause fires – but they can transmit disease too. Rats can contaminate food via urine and droppings. Besides, rats are pretty frightening to come across in your home or business.
The most commonly found rat pest is the Norway rat. Norway rats sometimes called brown or sewer rats, are identifiable by their stocky, gray-brown bodies. Their tails are shorter than their body length and their ears and eyes are small relative to their body. Norway rats are larger than most other rat species. They burrow in gardens and fields, as well as beneath building foundations, trash, or woodpiles. Norway rats line their nests with fibrous materials, such as shredded paper and cloth. These rats tend to inhabit the lower levels of buildings.
Roof rats, sometimes called black rats, are superb climbers that tend to nest above ground. In the wild, roof rats inhabit shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation. In domestic environments, they seek out secure, elevated places such as attics, walls, sheetrock ceilings, and cabinets. They may enter homes through trees close to windows or eaves