Rats are one of the most common pests found all over the world. While there’s much space for them to live in forests, underground tunnels, landfills and other areas that are not usually inhabited by humans, they still choose to hang around in homes, offices, commercial establishments and more. Rats are wise little beings. Of course, where there are humans, there must be food.
If you see rats around your home, there are plenty of ways to trap them or kill them. However, it is always best to call expert rat removal assistance so you don’t have to take the risk of handling these rats on your own. Remember, rats carry diseases and one bite may cause infections such as leptospirosis.
Furthermore, if you have no experience in handling rats, how would you get rid of them once you trap them? Even worse, in some cases when homeowners use rat poison, some pets get poisoned too, or the rat would die in places like behind walls or above ceilings. You would only find out after having such a foul smell all over the house. This even makes it more difficult for you to get them from those spaces and throw them out.
Well, the best way for you not to have to deal with rats is by keeping them away. Here are some tips you can keep in mind.
1. Clean as you go.
Rats have nothing to do in tidy homes. They won’t find the food they want and probably won’t have any space to hide. Don’t leave your dirty laundry lying on the floor, or trash underneath tables or inside cabinets. Schedule general cleaning sessions on a weekly basis and clean as you go on a daily basis.
2. Don’t leave leftover food uncovered.
Rats won’t hang around if there’s no food for them to munch on. Rats have a highly sensitive sense of smell. They would find their way to your food. If you have leftovers, refrigerate them right away, cover them, or keep them in a sealed container.
3. Always bring your trash outside before bedtime.
Your garbage doesn’t belong inside your home. But of course, it would be difficult if you have to throw trash out every time you need to within the day. But since rats mostly come out at night when your family is asleep, then it’s best to bring all your trash out right after dinner before you go to bed. This way, rats won’t have to look for their food inside your trash cans.
4. Seal cracks and holes around the house.
Rats won’t be able to get inside your home if there’s no point of entry. While it’s highly unlikely for them to enter through the front door the same time you would, they would find their way through cracks and holes around your home. Do a thorough check throughout your house and make sure you seal those cracks and holes tightly.
5. Welcome new pets in your family.
Truly tried and tested, ask any pet owner who have dogs or cats inside their home if they have rat problems, they probably would tell you they don’t. Of course, your pets would protect you and your family from these pests so you can rely on them to be one of the best solutions to your rat problem.
6. Call for rat removal services.
As earlier mentioned, it is best to call for expert assistance when removing rats from your home. Aside from getting rid of those rats, these experts would also assist you in preventing rats from coming back.
Animal Wildlife Trappers, Inc. offers rat removal services across Central Florida including neighborhoods and business districts around Lake County, Orange County, Hardee County, and more. Call us at 352-267-0546 for a free quote and to set an appointment with our team of experts.