As rodents that thrive in just about every part of the world, rats infest homes, apartments, and condos across the globe. However, that doesn’t make it any more comforting to find that they’ve taken shelter in your residence. Rats can sneak their way in through the smallest spaces and turn a tiny problem into a massive infestation. If you encounter rats or even think they might be living inside your home, contact the rat removal professionals at The Critter Guys. Using a combination of humane wildlife strategies and extensive critter prevention, we can overcome your rat problem and uncover the perfect system for prevention.
Why Rat Problems Are Dangerous
Rats can make things rough for homeowners. No matter how big or small your property space, rats will leave an unmistakable mark. They can create damage that requires costly repair, but they can also cause health issues that aren’t as easy to solve. Whether it be through bite, scratch, or general contamination, rats can spread a number of diseases and infections, including:
- Hemorrhagic fever
- Rat-bite fever
Trying to handle a rat problem on your own can lead to serious risk for injury and infection. Anyone without professional wildlife experience can end up scaring rats into defensive and aggravated behavior. This can cause them to scurry deeper into your home or even relent to biting and scratching. To keep your loved ones and yourself safe, call The Critter Guys before your rat problem gets out of hand. We can humanely remove rats to keep every person and every critter safe, and our crew can even sanitize the spaces they’ve contaminated inside your home.
How Rats Can Get Inside Your Home
Rats can fit through openings as small as a quarter, which means one tiny hole, gap, or crack anywhere on your residence can serve as an open invitation. Even if they come across a point of entry that isn’t quite their size, rats can chew their way through and create a larger opening for more wildlife to wander inside. Here are some common places and items that rats use to create a path right into your home.
- Bent or damaged roof vents
- Gaps around window and door frames
- Holes in between roof shingles
- Uncapped chimney spaces
- Cracks in the foundation of your home
- Openings around drainage lines or pipes
To best protect your residence from rats, you’ll have to uncover every single entryway, seal each opening, and perform routine checks to make sure that your system is still working. Whether you’re the owner of a business or head of the household, finding time to take control of a wildlife problem can be nearly impossible. Luckily, The Critter Guys can take control of your critter issue right away to help save money, time, and risk.
When You Need Professional Rat Removal
Although homeowners most commonly find rats in the attic or kitchen, these critters can cause trouble throughout your property. From top to bottom, rats can cost property owners a ton if they aren’t treated immediately. Here are some of the most common signs of a rat invasion and a look at the damage these rodents can cause.
- Piles of long, thin pellets, or rat droppings that can spread deadly disease
- Dark, greasy spots and chew marks near entryways that can open up even larger holes
- Ripped or scratched insulation that can drive up the cost of heating and cooling
- Scratching, scurrying, or rustling noises at night that can disturb children, adults, and pets
- Strong urine odors that can stain or soak your walls, ceiling, and floors
- Frayed wires that can create electrical hazards, such as fire or power outage
- Chewed pipes that can lead to leaks and serious flood risk
If you notice one or more of these signs coming from anywhere inside your home, contact the pest control professionals at The Critter Guys for a quick and careful solution. We can safely sweep your home from top to bottom before your rat problem turns into an out of control critter situation.
Expert Rat Removal and Prevention Services
At the first sign of a rat issue anywhere inside your home, make The Critter Guys your first call. To completely solve infestations, we provide a variety of services for comprehensive rat trapping and prevention. Our animal control crew will humanely exclude rats and inspect your property to identify each and every point of entry. Using high-quality materials designed to stop rats in their tracks, we can repair even the smallest entryways to safely prevent any rodent from reentering. No matter the size or scope of your rat issue, our team of wildlife professionals can create a system that fits your budget and delivers the best results possible. For more information on our secure rat services, call 561.805.1661 today.
The Critter Guys serves Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Lantana, Wellington, West Palm Beach, Deerfield Beach and the surrounding Palm Beach and Broward County.