Have you been listening to strange noises coming from inside of your walls recently? Perhaps you’ve heard scratching sounds or what seems to be the pitter-patter of little feet running up and down. If so, you could have rats living in the walls.
Fortunately, Critter Control® of Orlando has you covered. With over three decades of wildlife removal experience, we know what it takes to remove rats from the inside of walls and keep them out.
How Did the Rats Get Inside?
Rats find lots of ways to gain access into homes from outside, whether it’s through opened vents on the roof, gaps in roof edges or eaves unprotected A/C chases, or gaps beneath the siding or outer walls. While many rats find refuge inside of attics, oftentimes they create nests and birth their young inside the walls of homes or businesses.
What Dangers do Rats Pose?
Rats prefer the inside of homes, such as attics or walls, because it’s a safe place to live away from outside predators. If you think you have a rat problem, call Critter Control® of Orlando to avoid further damage such as:
- The destruction caused by the rats constant chewing
- Chewed-through electrical wires, which can create fire hazards
- An abundance of urine and droppings, which are unsanitary and attract new rats
- Contaminated food
- A bigger infestation due to how quickly rats can reproduce
- Messes caused by the rats building their nests
- Dead rats who get trapped inside your walls
How Do I Solve My Rat Problem?
The first thing that needs to be addressed is how the rats are getting inside your home. A thorough inspection needs to be completed to find every possible place the rats are using as an entry point, including plumbing pipes. While you may think this task is an easy one, without the proper knowledge of building architecture and the understanding of rat behavior, many homeowners miss entry points, leaving them susceptible to reoccurring infestations.
The Critter Control® Difference
The professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando have the tools and skills needed to get rid of the invasive critters living inside of your home or business. Once we detect all entry points, we will cover them using proper techniques, such as installing stainless steel screens to keep rats from chewing their way back in. After all the areas are sealed, we can begin trapping and removing the remaining rodents.
Because it’s nearly impossible to set traps inside walls, the best way to catch the rats is by setting the traps inside of your attic near primary runways. After our trained technicians have captured all of the rats, we can then fix the damage left behind.