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Immediately! The sooner you remove rats from your property, the better off you and your family will be.
Rats are filthy. They can spread serious diseases. They also have incredibly strong teeth and chew everything. Wiring, pipes and insulation are commonly damaged, incurring hefty expenses. Rat droppings can be hazardous, too. Plus, rats leave a distinctive odour in their wake because they urinate everywhere they go.
Professional rat removal is the quickest and most effective way to get rid of rats. Many homeowners try DIY methods first, but end up contact professionals anyway when the problem gets bigger. Remember that rats can breed quickly, turning sightings into infestations.
It is often easier to spot signs of a problem, rather than the elusive pest. Look out for rat droppings, footprints (called “running tracks”), rub marks, damage to food packaging or floorboards, or their nests and burrows. You may even hear or see them: listen for scratching noises and never disregard their distinctive smell.
Rats in or around your property doesn’t necessarily mean your place is messy. Rats are attracted to anywhere there is food, water and shelter. Plus, they can squeeze through the smallest gaps and holes.
There are common treatments you can buy yourself, such as traps, but we strongly recommend a professional service. Rats rats can cause serious damage to your property, causing fires through gnawing cables. Don’t forget their potential to carry diseases. Protect your home and family by calling an expert pest controller at the first signs of rats.
Other than traditional traps, there are bait stations with the bait, or rodenticide, that is safe to use in areas where there are children and pets.