Finding rats (or signs of rats) in your home is always an inconvenience, and rarely something you’ve planned for. Luckily, it’s possible to get rid of rats in your home. It just takes a little bit of patience, some cleaning, and forming a few new habits.
The first step to getting rid of rats is to find where they’re living. They’re nocturnal, so you typically won’t be able to find them scurrying around your home during the day. Look for signs that they’ve been active during the night. Search for droppings, fur, and food pieces. These things will help point you toward where they’ve been living, which will make it easier to eliminate them.
Once you’ve found their home, it’s time to find out how they entered your home. The most common places are in your attic, through holes in your exterior walls, through small cracks and crevices that can be found near pipes, windows, and other openings, and through pipes or vents. If you can find how they entered, it will make it easier to seal up the entry points and prevent more from entering your home. If you find more than one spot that could be a potential entry point for a rat or another rodent, go ahead and seal them all up at the same time. Not only will this help keep pests out, but it can also help you save money and energy in your home.
Once you know where the rats are and how they got into your home, and after you’ve sealed off these spots to prevent further infestation, it’s time to remove the rats from your home. You can always find rat traps and bait (if you don’t want to kill them), but we recommend calling in a professional. Call us to ensure the entire problem is eradicated and will safely get rid of rats from your home (706-979-2536).
Your rat problem may have been taken care of, but it’s not over yet. You never want to experience this problem again, do you? Nope! Establishing new habits can help ensure you never will. Keep your home clean, and establish a maintenance and repair routine. Whether you hire someone or choose to do this yourself, checking your home regularly for openings and spots where repair is necessary will help keep rats and other pests out of your home for good. Outside of your home, keep the lids on your trash cans, eliminate sources of standing water, and ensure there’s no food left outside. These are habits that can also help protect you against many other problems even bigger than rats.
If you’re ready to protect your home against rats or get rid of rats that may already be in your home, we’re ready to partner with you. We’ll come out for a free in-home inspection and give you a free quote on the treatment that’s best for you. But act fast – a small rat problem doesn’t stay small for long, and could soon turn into a large problem if you’re not careful.
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