How to Get Rid of Rats

Rat Pest Control Exterminator

Rats are a type of rodent that can carry and spread several different diseases wherever they go. They can build homes in your walls, basement, crawl spaces, attics, and even ceilings. If their population is big enough they can destroy furniture and foundations of the entire building. The rat population will multiply very quickly when they have access to food and water. If you have a rat infestation, the best solution for getting rid of them is by contacting a professional pest control company. 

The Process of Exterminating Rats 

The first step to getting rid of rats is to perform an inspection. It is very important to accurately identify what type of rat species you are dealing with. Methods for eliminating them may differ depending on what the pest is. The initial inspection will identify where rats congregate, where they make their nests, and reveal their main source for food. 

The second step that pest control professionals employ is exclusion. Exclusion involves cutting off the rats’ points of entry into a building, to prevent other rats from reinvading. Common access points into a building may include vents, holes near cabinets, pipes, cracked foundations, holes around windows, and missing door screens. Every entry point must be sealed in order to prevent a future invasion. 

The final step of the rat removal process is elimination. At this point, the pest control company can now address the rats directly. Depending on the severity of the infestation, they may use baits and traps, fumigation, or rodenticides to eliminate the rats.

Rat Exterminator at R.J.’s Pest Control

Rj’s Pest Control will protect your home against rodents such as rats and guarantee 100% satisfaction. Our control specialists will inspect and secure your entire home including your attic, gaps in exterior walls, foundation grates, pipe openings, roof returns, and garage. Our exterminators will set traps and baits to lure the rodents out and then make sure they do not find their way back in. With R.J.’s Maintenance plan we will inspect your home or building yearly making sure it stays free of rodents and other pests. If you think you have a rat problem and need rodent control services, please call us at (734) 812-7675 or contact us online for a free quote.

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