Rats are a larger rodent that invade homes looking for food for themselves and their colonies. Rats are larger than mice and are a little more difficult to get rid of. These pests can cause a lot of damage to your home if you allow them to thrive in your home. They can chew through walls, baseboards and other parts of your home in order to find food and water to survive. The damage can lead to other pest problems, or it can open your home to even more rats entering your home until your home is infested with rats. Read on for tips to help you get rid of rats.
You're going to need to set a lot traps if you have a major problem. Rat traps are larger than mouse traps, but you need to use this type to help hold the rats, as the smaller traps aren't going to be heavy duty enough to hold these pests. Set the traps using something that will attract the rats, such as peanut butter or even cheese. Set the traps and then check them daily to continue to trap and kill these pests.
Repair the areas where the rats have gotten into your home to prevent more rats from getting in. The rats will continue to come in through these same entrances, which is why you need to repair the holes and reinforce them to prevent rats from chewing their way in again. If you have rotting wood around your home, be sure to repair these areas as well to prevent easy entrance for these or other pests.
Prevent rats from coming into your home in the first place by doing some preventative maintenance around your home. The rats are being attracted to your home for some reason, and it could be because of fruit and nut trees around your home, or it could be because of a garden you have too close to your home. It could also be because of easy access to food such as dog food or other food stored in your garage, or your garbage cans may not be secure enough. Do some preventative maintenance around your home to prevent these pests from being attracted to your home.
If you have rats in your home or you've spotted them in your garage, shed, or just outside your home, you need to take the steps needed to get rid of them. Hire a pest control company to help get rid of them for you. Contact a company that offers rodent treatment services to learn more.
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