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How To Get Rid Of Rats: Tips For Effective Rodent Control For Lake Worth Properties

January 15, 2024 - Rodents

baby rat on ground

Few pests deliver the same level of revulsion in people as rats. If you find that you have rats at your Lake Worth property, you will want to find and call rat exterminators you can trust as quickly as possible.

At Above and Beyond Pest Control, we have been serving customers in the Lake Worth area since 1999. Pest control companies don’t stay in business as long as we have without delivering effective results and the highest levels of customer service. We take pride in our pest control results, but we take just as much pride in working as hard as we can for our customers and in helping them solve a scary problem.

Understanding Rat Behavior: Insights For Effective Rat Control

Our proven rat control techniques start with understanding how these rodents behave. Techniques that we use for other pests will not work as effectively with rats, as they have significantly unique behaviors.

  • Scratching noises behind walls indicate the building of rat nests.

  • Rats use almost anything to build a nest, including cushion stuffing and insulation.

  • Rats can leave droppings about the size of a raisin anywhere they travel.

  • Their urine has a distinctive odor, like ammonia, and rats use the odor to help them navigate.

  • Rats chew holes in drywall and in food packages.

These are some basic behaviors you find in rats. At Above and Beyond Pest Control, our team understands the unique behaviors of different types of rats, too, helping us identify the species you have at your Lake Worth property so that we can treat the rats effectively. 

Rat-Borne Diseases: Common Illnesses Transmitted By Rats

Because rats spend a lot of their time walking through garbage and other filth, they pick up bacteria and pathogens that they can bring into your home, potentially exposing you to illnesses like:

  • Bubonic plague

  • Jaundice

  • Salmonellosis

  • Trichinosis

  • Typhus

A rat infestation is especially dangerous because these rodents can spread disease through contamination of your food and food preparation surfaces. They don’t have to bite you to potentially make you ill.

Rat Prevention: Simple Measures To Keep Rats Out

Learning how to keep rats away is not as difficult as it may sound. After our team at Above and Beyond Pest Control eliminates your rat problem, we can provide specific tips for rat prevention that fit your property.

One of the best steps you can take is to tightly seal any trash cans or compost piles on your property. Easy access to these areas will draw rats, who then may try to move indoors at your Lake Worth property.

Be sure to store your food and your pet food in areas where rats cannot access them. Loose food, especially food left out overnight, can draw these rodents.

Seal any gaps in your foundation to keep rats outside. Trim overgrown grasses, bushes, and trees that are near your home, and that could give these pests a place to hide.

Professional Rat Control Services: The Benefits Of Expertise

Rats are some of the smartest pests that we encounter. Because they have a wariness about new items near their nests, it’s difficult for a DIY solution, such as a snap trap, to catch all of the rats. Even if you trap quite a few rats, eventually, these rodents rebuild their numbers and bring you back to the place you were before you tried a DIY control solution.

The pros at Above and Beyond Pest Control provide rat control in Lake Worth that you can trust. We put our experience to use for you. We constantly study rats and rat control techniques, ensuring we are using the latest tools to fix your problem efficiently and quickly.

Reach out to Above and Beyond Pest Control today for a free inspection.

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