How Do You Deal with a Rat Infestation?

Rats can cause significant damage to homes despite their small size. Since rats live everywhere, they are challenging pests to control. Their ability to survive around thirty days without direct access to water is astounding, and they will consume any food that comes their way. Nests are also commonly found under and inside appliances. Rats are unwelcome in any home. You can easily get rid of rats in your home if you follow these tips:

Home Inspection

Rats can only be eradicated after you’ve conducted a thorough home inspection to find out where they’re coming from. Check vents, drains, and appliance lines for possible access points. By sealing the entry points and setting traps, you can eliminate the rats’ access to the house.

Seal The Holes

Rats can get into your house through any small opening. They can squeeze through virtually any opening that is large enough for two fingers to fit through. Ensure that your walls are sealed anywhere there are gaps, both inside and outside.

Clean and Declutter

Rats are attracted to shelters and places to hide. Eliminating rats’ hiding places is a good way to get rid of them without poison. Make sure your home is clutter-free and that objects are moved away from your walls. Food and trash should be kept in closed bins, spills should be cleaned up promptly, and pipes and drains should be kept clean.

Use Natural Deterrents

A few simple, natural ingredients can be very effective when it comes to getting rid of rats. You can prevent rats from entering your home by using black pepper, cayenne pepper, peppermint oil, or cloves around its exterior. Apply your natural substance of choice liberally along your foundation line.

Get Professional Pest Management Services

A professional pest management company can help you eliminate rats from your walls if you have them in the walls. By identifying rat entry points, locating nesting and food cache areas, and getting them out without further damaging your walls, they can ensure that your home remains in good condition.

In addition to identifying the cause of the infestation, a professional can help you prevent future infestations. For more information or to request a quote, get in touch with Pest Control Pros today.

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