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RATS: There’s Nothing Good They Can Do Inside Your Home

It’s not really hard to convince most people that rats should not be in your house. They are notorious disease carriers and are very destructive. As if that weren’t bad enough, they can also chew wires in your home that could start electrical fires. There’s nothing good they can do inside your home.

There are telltale signs that rats have gotten into your home. Rats love to gnaw on wood, so you may discover gnaw marks on baseboards or door frames. They will also chew through food packaging – people and pet food alike. Droppings are a surefire sign that your house is inhabited by rodents; small and dark, they tend to show up in drawers and cabinets. If you have a keen ear, you may also hear them rustling in food sacks or scurrying back and forth behind walls.

Rats are looking for TWO things: a food source and shelter. Is a cluttered/dirty home/business more conducive? Yes, but at the end of the day they’ll take any port in a storm. When it comes to pests that enter homes and establish their residency again, they are commensil. They DO NOT add to the relationship. Basically, for a living, they eat and reproduce– and that’s about it!

On the outside of your home, rats are attracted to easily accessible garbage cans and compost bins, open bags of dog or cat food, animal droppings, uneaten birdseed, and berries or other fruit that has dropped off vines or trees. Once they have found a consistent source of food, rats will make themselves cozy inside the house to see what other treats they can scavenge. When they’re inside, they’re drawn to spilled food on counter tops or appliances, boxes and bags of cereal and other grains, boxes and bags of pet food or treats, sacks of potatoes, and open garbage cans. While they’re not eating, they’re taking up residence (and, most likely, breeding) in their favorite areas: attics, basements, and crawl spaces; behind cabinets, shower stalls, hot water heaters, or furnaces; and in the insulation.

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed technicians to handle all of your Pest Control, Wildlife and Inspection needs. Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services offers same-day services and free estimates to eliminate Rats. Our promise to our customers is that we’ll find them all, get rid of them all, find out how and WHY they are entering, seal the openings that are allowing them in, and make sure we create for our clients a new atmosphere that is not conducive to reinfestation. This sets our customers up for the long haul and a future free of unwanted visitors.

Professional technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get rid of any insects, rodents or wildlife that are causing damage or creating a nuisance in and around your home.