Discovering rats in your home can be dreadful. Fortunately, you can deter rats to prevent infestations.
Remember that pests seek the same things we need: food, water, and shelter. Rats need consistent and easy access to water, even though they don’t drink very much per day. Although they prefer to eat small amounts of a variety of different foods, rats will eat almost anything. Remove easy access to food and water! Rats enter your home in search for shelter and food. In proofing your home, you help to make it less attractive to rodents. Brown rats can climb but tend to burrow more. Black rats are good climbers and often inhabit lofts. Both species will gnaw at gaps to enlarge them enough for easy entry. They are also adept swimmers, carrying diseases from sewers and drain systems.