Rat Removal, Trapping, and Exclusion
Rats, like all rodents can be disgusting, damaging, and scary. Rat removal is necessary, and it is extremely important that you humanely rid them from your property at first sign of infestation.
Rats may be the cause behind major damage that can be dangerous to you and your home and/or place of business. Rats must chew on anything and everything so that their front teeth don’t over grow. They are able to chew through many materials that an average building is made out of, such as: drywall, wood, insulation and siding. Also: constant travel, urination, and defecation on insulation will decrease insulating value. One of the rats’ favorite, and potentially most damaging, items to chew on is electrical wiring in walls and attics. This could result in something as catastrophic as a fire.
Other damage may consist of droppings and urine, which may cause health issues such as Hantaviruses ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hantavirus ) . Rat removal is critical, when it comes to home safety and value.
Rats gain entry through an opening the size of a quarter, broken venting, under garage doors, and even open roof intersections. Rats tend not to produce vocal noises to announce their presence, but rather make chewing sounds. In addition to this, they are commonly heard running through walls and ceilings. Rats tend to chew through ductwork wasting energy, money, and can cause sickness.
Rats produce a very pungent odor due to their waste and the food scraps that they leave in walls, crawl spaces, and attics. They may also contaminate human food and drink.
Rats are very skilled climbers and can climb up vertical walls to gain entry. Tree branches that are 4 feet or closer to your roofline are perfect highways for them to gain access onto your roof.
Rat removal is essential, as ignoring signs of infestation could make matters worse as rats are prolific breeders. When under taking rat removal, we inspect the property to find all points of entry, close them, and set rat traps in all activity hot spots. Full exclusion work is the only permanent solution when it comes to rat removal. Setting traps alone, without exclusion should not be considered as an option.