What Attracts Rats to Your Home?

If you spot even one rat in your home, chances are good that you will have more. When you have a rat infestation, even a small one, you need a pest control technician for a thorough extermination. However, you will also want to be diligent in removing what attracted rats to your home in particular. During an extermination visit, your pest control technician will point out things that attract rats. However, if you want to be proactive, you will want to look out for these things that make your home an attractive home to rats too.

What Attracts Rats to Your Home?

Garbage Bins

If you are in the habit of leaving the lid off your garbage bin, then you make your home an easy target for rats as well as other pests. Your scraps are their dinner and they can smell it from a long way off. You will want to make sure the lid on your trash can is shut tight to reduce the allure of your trash to common pests.

Food Left Out

If rats want into your home, they will find a way. However, they won’t likely want into your home if it is not an ideal place to live. Keep food containers tightly sealed and limit the amount of crumbs that are left out.

Debris Around Your Home

Sometimes the prevention of rats on the inside starts with a little landscaping on the outside. Remove or thin out thick brush close to your home, keep leaves raked away from the foundation and otherwise keep any debris piles at a distance. These can make nice homes for rats nearby your house. From there, they may just wander inside of it.

While all these tips can help prevent rats, they don’t help much if you already have them. As prolific breeders, you need professional intervention to give those rats a final eviction notice. Contact us today to see what Home Run Pest Control can do to help.

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