Rodents are some homeowners’ worst nightmare, with their ability to rapidly multiply, invade walls, and lack of hygiene. It’s no wonder that people are afraid of these furry, beady-eyed pests.

Identifying and eradicating rodent infestations is important to the health of your family and the value of your home. Read below to learn how to identify a rodent infestation, and take the first step to eradication.

 

How to Know If You Have Rats

Chances are if you think you have rats, you probably do. The signs of a rodent infestation are unique to other pests due to them being larger in size.

Here are some signs that your home may be infested by rats:

  • Droppings
  • Noises in the walls (squeaking, scratching, etc.)
  • Damaged or open food containers
  • Heavy smell of ammonia

Rodents also have a habit of gnawing on a lot of things around homes, such as insulation, electrical wiring (which runs the risk of sparking a fire), and foundational materials.

 

Using DIY Solutions

If you’ve got a rat infestation, don’t waste your time (or money) on over the counter solutions. Rats breed quickly, making it easy for them to infest your home from the outside in. DIY solutions don’t treat the areas of your home that are the most vulnerable, making them essentially useless.

 

Diseases That Come with Rat Infestations

Rodents can carry a multitude of diseases and spread them throughout your home including food poisoning, asthma, allergies and more. With a heavy appetite and lack of hygiene, rats and mice pose a serious health risk to you and your family.

 

Rat Removal & Nest Eradication

A rat infestation is something that should not be handled by a homeowner alone. Rats breed quickly, making it difficult to eradicate them without the knowledge and expertise of a pest control company.

At One Two Tree Pest Free, we pride ourselves at taking a safe, eco-friendly approach to rodent eradication. Our technicians specialize in rodent identification and control through the use of specialized baits and traps.

Contact One Two Tree Pest Free for your free Customized Pest Prevention Plan and get one step closer to getting rid of rats for good.