An inconvenient part of life for many folks living in the Orlando area, rats have become all too common in our homes and businesses as they seek shelter and a place to nest for raising their young. Rats are able to sneak through even the smallest opening in a wall or roof, and even a small infestation can grow out of control before you know it, resulting in expensive damage to your home and serious health risks for you and your family.
Though small in size, rats bring with them the potential for damage that should not be underestimated. When inside your home, these critters leave droppings and waste everywhere they go, putting your family at risk for contracting potentially lethal diseases like Hantavirus of Leptospirosis. Additionally, rats have been known to cause the following damage to homes:
- Gnawing through wires and pipes, leading to floods or risk of fire
- Damaging your ceiling, walls, and isolation as their feces and urine soak in
- Using attic and wall insulation as nesting material, driving your heating and cooling costs up
Because of the health risks associated with coming in contact with rats, we never recommend attempting to remove them on your own. DIY traps are only marginally effective, and can be dangerous for children or pets. If you suspect that you have a rat infestation on your hands, hiring a professional removal service like Critter ControlÂ® of Orlando is your best option.
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With over 30 years of experience, you can trust Critter ControlÂ® of Orlando to get the job done right the first time. For any questions about our rat removal services or to schedule a home consultation, call us today at 407.295.7194.