Rat Control And Removal: What You Need To Know

Rats are pests that are responsible for the transmission of various diseases. Their feeding habits are destructive and nesting habits can compromise the structure of a building. Rats are secretive and an infestation may be hard to spot until it’s too late. That’s why rat control and removal are so important and Home Run Pest Control is here to help.

Rat Control And Removal: What You Need To Know

Where Rats Can Be Found In Your House

These rodents can live nearly everywhere in your house. You have probably heard of having rats in your attic,  walls, or crawl spaces, but rats can even live in places like chimneys and furniture. Rats can get inside your home by squeezing through small holes. They can even fit through holes the size of about a quarter. Rats have extremely strong teeth and can chew through materials to create a passageway into your home. Crawling up trees or uncovered pipes is also a way for them to enter.

Dangers Associated With A Rat Infestation

As mentioned before, rats can carry various diseases including hantavirus, leptospirosis, lymphocytic, choriomeningitis, Tularemia, and Salmonella. These diseases can be dangerous if transmitted to individuals or pets living in the home. Rats can also cause structural damage to a home by chewing through wood or other support structures. This could be dangerous and costly if the rats do extensive damage.

Rat Control Protection Plan

Home Run is here to help. We use a combination of bail stations, traps, and exclusion work to rid the property of rats. Bait boxed and traps are placed in the areas that only the rats can reach, away from your pets and small children. We recommend our regular Rodent Protection Program.

Pests of all shapes and sizes call Dallas home and could be calling your house home if you’re not protected. Keep local bugs and rodents away by calling Home Run Pest and Termite Control. Contact us today to learn more about rat control and removal from your home or property.

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