Get those rodents out of your property for good.

How to Recognize an Infestation

Before taking any action, you’d naturally have to confirm whether you have a rat infestation or not. Rats are always in search of warm and dry enclosures close to food sources. Look out for the following signs that may indicate you have a rodent problem.

  • Smell and sound
  • Droppings
  • Smears
  • Footprints
  • Damage

Getting Rid of Rats

Once you’ve confirmed your suspicions regarding a rodent infestation, it’s time to take action. The first step in getting rid of rats is to make their habitat less desirable for nesting and feeding simply.

Rats almost always live in areas no more than 400 feet from a primary food source. If you can cut off the rat’s access to food, then it’s less likely that rats will want to visit your kitchen.

The following three steps go in-depth regarding getting rid of rats.

1. Pick Up All Food-Related Trash

When you take out the trash, make sure to use rat-resistant containers or bags. If possible, situate your dumpster as far away from your home as possible.

If you have a dog, be sure to pick up and discard the droppings in your yard daily. Rats, unfortunately, are attracted to the scent of droppings.

2. Keep Rats From Getting Into Structures

Rats are only found inside homes because they found entry points from the outside. You’ll need to seal all these entry points. This means sealing up any gaps and holes that you may encounter. You can do this by using copper mesh shoved into tight spaces that might serve as entrances for rodents.

Also, make sure that no tree branches or shrubs are touching your home. Foliage can serve as a bridge for rats to get onto your roof.

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