Rats are resourceful little critters that are attracted to human homes for their warmth and proximity to food. These are agile pests that are very flexible and have no trouble squeezing through holes only 20mm wide. Using traps against them may not be working for you because the rats have found a way around them. They may be going in and out of the house and eating other sources of food. For efficient and affordable rat control, call The Exterminators: 647-496-2211.
If there are rats in your walls, they are most likely Norway rats. This species burrows underground and frequently invades human homes by digging through the foundation and into the walls. Like the soil outside, the insulation within wall voids can be manipulated to their liking. Common signs of an infestation in the walls include squeaking, scratching, and scurrying sounds, droppings on the floor, grease stains on the floorboards, and chew marks on packages of food. Rats are most active at night, so you may have witnessed them in the yard or in the house in the evening or during the early hours of the morning.
The most effective way to get rid of the rats in your walls is to call a pest removal company for help. Technicians are trained, licensed, and experienced in rat removal. They have the tools to properly diagnose the issue and implement a program that will work. Should you get professional help, a technician will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for points or entry and set bait stations in areas of high rat activity. Rats go in and out of their burrows every day, so there is an entrance somewhere. A technician can find it for you and seal it once the rats are gone.
What you can do consists of removing accessible food from your property and making the home unattractive to rats. Keep the home as tidy as you can and vacuum regularly. If you have pets, avoid leaving any pet food out overnight. Store food in tightly sealed containers and take out the garbage before the end of the day. Outside, remove bird feeders and use lidded garbage cans. Pick up any fruit that may have fallen in the yard and mow the lawn on a regular basis. Reduce the number of areas where rodents can hide by trimming shrubs, pulling weeds, and raking the leaves.
Rats are unfortunately very difficult to get rid of, especially when they have made their way indoors. Setting traps may not be enough to get the job done because rats live in large numbers and they may be eating from other sources of food. The experts at The Exterminators are highly experienced in rat control and would be happy to solve your problem. We vow to get to the bottom of your rat issue and keep the pests out for good. We offer cleaning and disinfection services to rid your walls of any lingering smells and pathogens, as well as guaranteed exclusion that will stop this from happening again. Call The Exterminators today: 647-496-2211.