Dead or alive, rats are hazardous to human health. Throwing them away in the garbage is safe, but it has to be done properly. If you have a question I caught a rat now what you should continue reading this article. When dealing with a rat infestation, you should first check with your pest removal technician or city’s waste removal services if throwing them out is acceptable. If it is, it is imperative that you follow the instructions below. For professional rat removal services and quality pest-proofing, call Rat Exterminators Toronto.
Rats are omnivorous rodents that are unfortunately very common in cities. These animals have adapted very well to urban living and like to inhabit people’s homes and businesses for their warmth, shelter, and food. Basements, garages, and attics are common places that rats like to invade. Once inside, they wreak havoc on the structure of the home, tearing up the insulation in the walls and contaminating it with feces and urine. Rats are dangerous as they carry several diseases that they risk passing on to you even after they have died. Leptospirosis, Salmonella, and Listeria are among the many things you could get form a dead rat, so it’s important that you dispose of it properly.
To safely throw out a rat, spray it first with a household disinfectant and let it sit for the amount of time that is instructed on the bottle. Spray the surfaces surrounding the rat as well. Then, put on a pair of disposable vinyl, latex, or rubber gloves and carefully place the rat in a sealable plastic bag. Put the bag in another garbage bag and close that one, too, along with your gloves once you’re done cleaning. You should then take the garbage out immediately, to the dumpster behind your building or the garbage bin you put at the end of your driveway. Check with your city’s waste collection services if disposing of rats in this manner is allowed; some municipalities have restrictions on how to throw animals out.
Once your home is clean and it is totally free of rats, you should pest-proof your property to be sure that you never have to deal with this again. Check the outer structure of your home for any gaps or cracks that animals could be using to get in and seal them with silicone caulking. Cap wall vents with steel mesh. Make all necessary repairs around the exterior of the home and install weatherstripping to the bottom of the garage door and the doors into the house. Reduce the amount of clutter there is in the yard and use garbage bins that have tightly fitted lids.
Rat removal is a lot to handle yourself. If you’re still dealing with a rat infestation in your home, consider hiring a professional for help. A rat removal technician will have commercial-grade baits and traps that he or she will place in the most effective locations. The Exterminators offer quality rat removal, pest-proofing, and disinfection services to keep you and your family safe from rats. Call Pest Control Toronto – The Exterminators today and see how we can solve your rat problem.