Our team at Castle Exterminators knows that you care about your home, and we want to help you keep it as comfortable as possible. One thing we know from experience is just how uncomfortable it is to have rats in the house, and we have the tools and knowledge you need to get rid of any that may be there already and help you keep more from moving in. In this article, we’ll provide a few effective strategies for rat control so that you can keep your home free of these nasty pests.
- Prevention- The best methods of rat control focus on prevention, as it is much easier to keep rats out of your home than it is to deal with them once they’re inside. To keep rats out, we recommend examining your home for gaps or cracks and thoroughly sealing all of them–and remember that rats can fit through any hole big enough for their skull, so even tiny holes need to be blocked. In addition, cut off potential food sources by keeping all pet food and garbage in sealed containers, fixing any water leaks, and making sure your house is clean in general.
- Removal- When it comes to the removal side of rat control, in most cases your best bet is to call a professional exterminator. Our team has the right experience to effectively trap any rats that have taken up residence in your home and to remove them and prevent them from returning. We recommend that you not mess around with consumer rat traps or rely on your cat to do the job, but instead call us as soon as possible.