Having a rat in your home can cause you and your family pretty serious problems. If you’ve seen rat poop or suspect that you might have rats in your house, give Attic Kings a call immediately. Our pest removal technicians will perform a thorough inspection and begin the removal and exclusion process immediately.
- Cause serious damage to elements like water lines, wires, air ducts, and other in-home structures
- They will eat trash and food that is left out
- Rats carry many diseases and parasites
- Can drop 40-50 pellets of feces a day
- May bite or scratch
How Rats Can Get in Your Home
Rats can enter the house through roof-connected electrical lines, water pipes, gas lines, air vents leading to or from the basement, air ducts, apertures in your attic—pretty much anywhere there’s an opening.
Once they’re in, they can quickly travel throughout the home. Evidence of rats is often found near the hot water heater and furnace since they serve as a virtual harbor for pipes and ducts. They often build nests in the walls, crawl spaces, and attic to keep warm and give birth. A rat can have 6-12 offspring at a time, and a typical female will have 4-6 litters a year. Your Lawrenceville home is important to us, as we know it is to you, and we will work hard to remove all rats and make sure they don’t come back.
Rat Removal Process
- We start the removal process by inspecting the entire house. With our inspection, we should be able to locate where the rats are living as well as where they are coming in.
- Once these locations have been noted, we will install one-way exit tunnels in the area that will prevent the rats from reentering the house once they’ve left.
- We will animal proof any holes or cracks that could be used as an entryway. Our exclusion techniques are sure to keep animals out and your family safe.
We do not use poisons as part of our removal process. Using poisons can cause health hazards to your pets and family, and aren’t as effective as our exit tunnels. Plus poisons could cause the rats to die inside the home, leaving you with even more problems.
To keep rats away from your house in the future, be sure to:
- Keep debris away from the house
- Keep garbage cans sealed
- Keep pantry and cupboards closed
- Do not leave food out for long periods of time
- Keep countertops clean