Rodent Control Dallas
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Do It Yourself Rodent Control Dallas
Roll up your sleeves and get working! If you want to get rid of a rat problem, you can do the job yourself, for a low cost. I'm writing here to help you do it right. Rat control work is not easy. There is no simple fix. Please read the below instructions if you actually want to solve the rat issue permanently. Also, read my safety considerations below the instructions.
It's not quick and easy - there is no effective rat repellent that'll do the trick. You can't just throw some rat poison in the attic, or lay out some snap traps or glue boards and think that'll get the job done. That would be like putting a band-aid on a toothache. You've got to address the root problem. You've got to stop the rats from getting inside your house in the first place. DO IT YOURSELF INSTRUCTIONS:
If you want to get rid of rodent control dallas , you need to follow a series of steps. Find out how rats are getting inside the building. This is absolutely crucial! Those rats are entering your home and attic somehow. You will NEVER solve your rat problem unless you find ALL the entry points. Every single last one. One little failure, one missed spot, and you will have rats in your attic or house forever. You must inspect the whole structure, from the ground up, including all portions of the roof, and the plumbing system. Check vents, eaves, roof joints, plumbing stacks, AC chases, the chimney, EVERYTHING. You must be completely thorough. An intimate knowledge of rat behavior and building architecture helps a great deal. Know what signs to look for - brown staining and grease at entry points, gnawing, etc. Also, inspect in the attic, where you will see rat trails that will help you identify entry points, and you'll spot rat damage that you'll want to fix, such as gnawed wires or pipes. This page will help explain the inspection process in more detail: Rat Inspection.
STEP 2: Seal up all the entry points. That's right, seal them up first, even if there are many rats currently inside the building. It's very important that you do it this way. If you leave the entry holes open, and then begin trapping or excluding the rats, guess what? Open holes mean more and more rats will keep coming in, and the job will never end. And here's another important point - the rats are much easier to trap once the exits have been sealed off. And if you intend to do an exclusion with a one-way rat door, then you have to seal all entry/exit holes first. Read more about repairs on this page: Rat Repairs.
STEP 3: Trap and remove the rats. You have three options here. First, you can use the standard lethal snap traps. Second, you can use live cage traps. Third, you can install a one-way funnel door exit on the primary rat entry/exit hole, if you have identified it. I have used all of these methods. I do care about being humane to all wildlife, but when it comes to rats, which breed incredibly quickly and have a very short life span, and have good memories and gnawing abilities, I must say that I absolutely do use the lethal snap traps in the attic. I have found this method is to be the most effective, and it's more humane than a slow, painful death by poisoning. Set the traps on the rodent runways, not haphazardly. Trap placement is absolutely key. Bait doesn't even matter, but I do use peanut butter on my trap pans. Brand of trap does matter, and I like the old Victor wooden traps. Check the traps frequently and remove and dispose of any trapped rats, to avoid odor problems. Read more about the art of rat trapping here: How To Trap Rats.
STEP 4: Clean up after the rats. It's important that you decontaminate and deodorize the attic after you have removed the rats. Rats and rat feces can cause various health problems. Learn more about: Rat Diseases. Rats leave behind a strong pheromone scent which attracts new rats to the attic. This scent is in the urine and gland grease that rats leave behind. This scent encourages new rats to gnaw their way into your attic, so it's important to get rid of this scent. And other animals, such as snakes, track this scent too. I wear full biohazard gear and HEPA filter mask and vacuum up the droppings, replace soiled insulation, and fog the whole attic with a special enzyme-based cleaner that kills the germs, pathogens, mold, and scent of the poop and urine. Read more about the process: Rat Decontamination.
Your inspection process must include ladder work and climbing on a roof. Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways. Proper ladder safety is a must, as is roof safety. I'm not going to go into detail about harnesses and chicken ladders and such, but be careful! Then, when in the attic, wear a respirator - you don't want to breathe in fiberglass insulation, dust or mold, or the variety of diseases associated with rats. Walk only on the wooden beams in the attic, never the sheet rock, or you could fall through the ceiling! Be careful, an attic is a hazardous place, where it can be easy to fall, or poke a roofing nail in your head. Also, be careful when setting snap traps. They are very strong, and can injure your fingers. If you're not experienced in setting them, you may have some problems, so be careful.
One of your first indications of a rat infestation may be the appearance of pellet-sized dropping in your home and attic. These feces are a good indicator of how long your problem has been there, with fresh droppings appearing very dark and soft. After 4-5 days, the droppings will lose their color and harden. While there are 40 – 50 species of rats and mice in Texas alone, you are most likely to find Roof Rats and/or Norway Rats causing problems in and around your home. Rats can be incredibly destructive house guests, creating problems seen and unseen, such as:
- Destroying the insulation in your attic
- Leaving feces and urine in your attic and walls
- Chewing on wires and ducting in your attic
- Spreading diseases to you, your family, and your pets
Because of their prolific breeding habits and their destructive nature, it is important to have any rat problem taken care of immediately. Call us now for a free inspection of your home.
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Contamination of food and disease transmission are two major concerns with rat infestations. Rats will contaminate your food with feces and urine while searching for something to eat which transmits diseases to humans and pets. Rat mites, fleas and lice can also carry diseases and will infect animals and people.
The CDC lists several rodent-transmitted diseases, including:
- Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome
- Murine typhus
- Rat-bite fever
- Eosinophilic meningitis
- Several bacterial infections including Salmonella and Listeriosis
Control of rats and eradication of infestations should decrease the chance of exposure to these diseases and reduce the risk of infection.
RATS IN YOUR HOME ? INFORMATION
Rats are nocturnal creatures, so most people who have a rat infestation report hearing squeaking, scratching, gnawing, and digging noises at night. These sounds often come from the attic due to the rats burrowing in the insulation to nest, however, it is not uncommon to hear the noises in your walls, kitchen, laundry rooms, garage, and in the areas where pet food is stored.
Rats access your attic in search of a warm, quiet, safe place to nest and reproduce. Once a rat has taken up residency inside your attic the problem can quickly get out of hand. A female rat can have 6-12 babies per litter and have up to 7 litters a year. A baby rat reaches sexual maturity at just 2-3 months. This means that in the span of a year, one pair of rats can produce up to 15,000 descendants.
Rats are omnivores and will feed on almost anything available to them. Pet food can be a huge draw for rodents of all types so it is important to keep it in tightly sealed containers. They typically leave their nests at night in search of food, feeding on plants, nuts, seeds, berries, vegetables, meats, and fruits.
A rat’s teeth continue to grow throughout their lifetime, so rats will gnaw on anything around them to grind their teeth down. This is why rats will chew through wires in your attic, behind your refrigerator, washer and dryer, or inside your walls. They will also chew through your duct work in your attic in search of heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. This increases the chance of spreading airborne diseases through your house and also increases your monthly heating and cooling bill depending on the size of the hole they have chewed.
If you’re hearing rodent activity inside your walls or attic, it’s important to call and schedule an inspection. Our trained inspectors will be able to determine if or how bad the infestation is and the best rat removal approach. Don’t be afraid, we haven’t adopted the one-sized-fits-all mentality plaguing other companies in the rodent removal industry. Rapid Rodent Removal utilizes experience and a personalized approach to reestablish rat control in your home and property. Call Now to schedule a free inspection.
Rapid Rodent Removal
11246 McCree Rd Dallas Tx 75238