Generally speaking, unless you are a fan of the movie Ratatouille, most people do not like to see rats around their home or business. When the population of rats is out of control, what you need is an immediate response that will execute a strategy of rat control – trapping and exclusion.
There are two types of Rats that are bothersome, the roof rat and the Norway rat.
Sometimes called brown or “Sewer Rats”, are stocky burrowing rodents that are larger than roof rats. Their burrows are found along building foundations, beneath rubbish or woodpiles, and in moist areas in and around gardens and fields. Nests can be lined with shredded paper, cloth, or other fibrous material. When Norway Rats invade buildings, they usually remain in the basement or ground floor. Typical rat control methods involve trapping.
Sometimes called “Black Rats”, are slightly smaller than Norway Rats. Unlike Norway Rats, their tails are longer than their heads and bodies combined. Roof Rats are agile climbers and usually live and nest above ground in shrubs, trees, and dense vegetation such as ivy. In buildings, they are most often found in enclosed or elevated spaces such as attics, walls, false ceilings, and cabinets. Typical rat control methods involve trapping.
Damage Rats Cause
Rats can damage to insulation, roofs, electrical wiring, HVAC systems, and vehicles.
Options for Rat Removal
Trapping: We place traps in the Rat burrow which will kill on a trigger event. We return to remove the trap and captured Rat.
Gassing: We locate a burrow for Norway Rats (outdoor burrowing Rats) and pump Carbon Monoxide gas into the tunnel(s). The effectiveness varies with this as we do not physically remove the Rat at the time.
Poisoning: Poisoning is done with a secured poison bait station that is both child and pet safe.
Exclusion: For Rat Control, we use special stainless steel (non-rusting) material which prevents the intrusion of Rats into a sealed area. This is common for exclusions for attics, roof lines, and/or crawl spaces. Exclusions can use a combination of methods that include trapping too.
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