Rat Control – 9 Tips for Preventing Rat Problems
If you believe you have rats on your property, in your home or your business, the first step is to call a rat control professional right away.
No one likes having a rat problem – especially if they're crawling around your basement or getting into your food. But there are larger, more serious concerns than just the “gross” factor of having these pests in your building. Rats are very dirty creatures and thus cause major health concerns.
- These pests are known for digging through trash, coming into contact with other dead animals and feces.
- As you can imagine, they carry plenty of bacteria that is tracked into the areas where you and your family or customers live, eat, work and play.
- Not only that, rats can also carry diseases that can be transmitted to humans via a scratch or bite, or through food or drinks that have been contaminated by rat feces.
A professional rat control company is your best defense against these pests. They have the skills, knowledge and tools to effectively remove the critters from your property and prevent them from coming back.
There are, however, a few things you can do to help reduce the chances of having a pest problem in the first place.
Easy, Preventative Rat Control Steps
Remember: these tips are for BEFORE you spot any signs of pests in your home. If you've already found droppings, for example, call a professional right away.
- Keep garbage covered. Put lids on all trash cans to avoid attracting the pests.
- Clean up trash, junk or debris. Don't let old trash or junk sit on your property. Rats feed on the trash and may use larger debris as their home.
- Don't feed them! This may sound obvious, but many people forget that the fruits and vegetables in their yard are attracting these pests and pulling them closer to the home.
- Keep bird feeders off the ground. Put them on poles to keep them away from unwanted rodents.
- Close your composter. If you compost, make sure all lids or doors are closed. Also, look for rodent-resistant composters.
- Put food in plastic containers. If you keep food in open pantries or the basement, make sure it's kept in containers that rodents can't eat through. Cereal boxes and bags of chips, for example, are no match for hungry mice and rats!
- Check your home for open crevices. Inspect the outside of your home carefully to cover all openings, holes and crevices where rodents could enter. This is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do for rodent control!
- Don't feed your dogs or cats outside. Rodents will gladly eat the leftovers that your pets leave in their bowls.
- Stack firewood away from your home and off the ground. Don't let firewood become a new home for pests.
Call the rat control experts
If you already have a rat problem, call the Pest Control Specialists immediately. We will put you in touch with a licensed rat control professional in your area.
This highly trained specialist will offer a complete solution for addressing the problem, inside and outside your home or business. We will take all necessary steps to control the problem and also help prevent future invasions.
Call (888) 420-7540 to get fast, professional rat control.