INFESTATION IN YOUR ATTIC ?
Heard or Found Rats in Your Home & Attic? That doesn't necessarily mean you have an Infestation. Our Rat Control Experts have Techniques and Products to save you thousands when Treating or Preventing future Infestations.
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One of your first indications of a rat infestation may be the appearance of pellet-sized dropping in your home and attic. These feces are a good indicator of how long your problem has been there, with fresh droppings appearing very dark and soft. After 4-5 days, the droppings will lose their color and harden. While there are 40 – 50 species of rats and mice in Texas alone, you are most likely to find Roof Rats and/or Norway Rats causing problems in and around your home. Rats can be incredibly destructive house guests, creating problems seen and unseen, such as:
- Destroying the insulation in your attic
- Leaving feces and urine in your attic and walls
- Chewing on wires and ducting in your attic
- Spreading diseases to you, your family, and your pets
Because of their prolific breeding habits and their destructive nature, it is important to have any rat problem taken care of immediately. Call us now for a free inspection of your home.
Contamination of food and disease transmission are two major concerns with rat infestations. Rats will contaminate your food with feces and urine while searching for something to eat which transmits diseases to humans and pets. Rat mites, fleas and lice can also carry diseases and will infect animals and people.
The CDC lists several rodent-transmitted diseases, including:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Murine typhus
- Rat-bite fever
- Eosinophilic meningitis
- Several bacterial infections including Salmonella and Listeriosis
Control of rats and eradication of infestations should decrease the chance of exposure to these diseases and reduce the risk of infection.
RATs in your Frisco home or walls ?
Rats are nocturnal creatures, so most people who have a rat infestation report hearing squeaking, scratching, gnawing, and digging noises at night. These sounds often come from the attic due to the rats burrowing in the insulation to nest, however, it is not uncommon to hear the noises in your walls, kitchen, laundry rooms, garage, and in the areas where pet food is stored.
Rats access your attic in search of a warm, quiet, safe place to nest and reproduce. Once a rat has taken up residency inside your attic the problem can quickly get out of hand. A female rat can have 6-12 babies per litter and have up to 7 litters a year. A baby rat reaches sexual maturity at just 2-3 months. This means that in the span of a year, one pair of rats can produce up to 15,000 descendants.
Rats are omnivores and will feed on almost anything available to them. Pet food can be a huge draw for rodents of all types so it is important to keep it in tightly sealed containers. They typically leave their nests at night in search of food, feeding on plants, nuts, seeds, berries, vegetables, meats, and fruits.
A rat’s teeth continue to grow throughout their lifetime, so rats will gnaw on anything around them to grind their teeth down. This is why rats will chew through wires in your attic, behind your refrigerator, washer and dryer, or inside your walls. They will also chew through your duct work in your attic in search of heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. This increases the chance of spreading airborne diseases through your house and also increases your monthly heating and cooling bill depending on the size of the hole they have chewed.
If you’re hearing rodent activity inside your walls or attic, it’s important to call and schedule an inspection. Our trained inspectors will be able to determine if or how bad the infestation is and the best rat removal approach. Don’t be afraid, we haven’t adopted the one-sized-fits-all mentality plaguing other companies in the rodent removal industry. Rapid Rodent Removal utilizes experience and a personalized approach to reestablish rat control in your home and property. Call Now to schedule a free inspection.