Are you worried that you may have a rat infestation? Pay attention to scratching in the walls and ceiling after dark. There are multiple steps you need to take to permanently eliminate rats in your home.
Keep an Eye out for Signs of Entry
The first thing we recommend you do is to check for signs of entry. To ensure no possible access points are missed, we must perform a thorough inspection.
Remove All Sources of Food
You have to be careful when it comes to allowing rats access to easy food sources as they are resourceful creatures. It is imperative to ensure no food sources are accessible to them in or around your home. Never leave leftover food on your counter, and do not let crumbs build up on your floor. Ensure that your garbage lid is closed tightly at all times.
Eliminate Rat-Friendly Environments
Rats cannot live in and around your home if you don’t provide them with a place to live. In urban areas, rats are commonly found in debris such as woodpiles, dense vegetation, and unorganized piles of gardening equipment.
All Entry Points Should Be Sealed and Secured
Our goal is to find out how they enter and exit the house. If you find cracks, holes, or gaps in the foundations, concrete, sidings, or under the roof tiles, fill them immediately.
Use Rodenticides to Lure Rodents
One of the most effective methods to get rid of rats permanently is with bait stations that use rodenticides (rat poison). Make sure your bait is small and placed in the centre of the trap if you want the best chance of catching a rat.
For help, contact the Pest Control Pros. Our team of professionals has the experience and resources necessary to develop an effective rodent control solution for your home. We are proud of our ability to eliminate rats permanently in a safe, eco-friendly, and most effective way. Get in touch today!