No matter where you live in Central Florida, even in the wonderful Baldwin Park area, the possibility of a rat infestation in your home’s attic is ever-present. Keeping these rodents away is important to ensuring the safety of your home, and the wellbeing of your family.
The Impact of Rats
Though small in size, rats can do some big damage. If they invade your home, they often:
- Soil and damage attic insulation, electrical wiring, and wooden roof structures
- Bring with them infectious diseases like leptospirosis, rat-bite fever, and Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome; all of which are potentially deadly
- Bring fleas into your home, which can then spread to you or your pets, turning into an infestation on its own
- Chew up and contaminate food containers as they search for a way to feed their young
If you don’t take action quickly, the amount of damage that even a small number of rats can do is immense. Though there are DIY options available for removing rats, it is always best to leave the job up to a professional.
Why Use a Professional?
Without the proper tools and experience required, removing rats can be a headache-inducing task. Rats are more intelligent than most people think, and they are able to adapt quickly and sense danger. Additionally, their aggressive nature when they feel threatened makes it risky for the homeowner to try and remove them on their own.
If rats have moved into your Baldwin Park home, you can trust the professionals at Critter Control® of Orlando to resolve the problem quickly and safely. Once the rats are removed, we can even repair any damage they caused and seal up entrance points to ensure they do not return. Contact us today at 407-295-7194 with any questions, or to schedule a complimentary consultation.