The cautious, intelligent, and sometimes aggressive nature of rats makes them some of the trickiest rodents to catch. It’s these qualities that make it a great idea to call a trained rat trapping professional in order to ensure the issue is handled quickly and thoroughly.
While we do not recommend addressing severe rat infestations on your own, there are steps you can take in order to help safeguard your family and home. If you notice rats in your home, remember the following tips:
- You’ll need more traps than you think. – Don’t skimp on the traps, you can never have too many. Even if you’ve only seen one or two rats on your property, it may indicate a much bigger issue than you can see.
- Track the rats. – Rats are most commonly found in attics, basements, or anywhere dark and secluded. Look for signs of rat activity like footprints, bite marks, or droppings to give you an idea of where to set your rat traps. Rats often travel along the bottoms of walls, so try placing your traps there.
- Watch out for droppings. – If you do spot rat urine or feces in your home, we actually recommend that you not clean it up yourself. It seems counterintuitive, but rat droppings contain a variety of diseases that are easily transmitted to humans if proper precautions aren’t taken. The technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando are well versed in rat waste removal.
Having a rat infestation is not only unnerving, but dangerous to your home and family as well. It’s important to get help at the first sign of an issue, because rats multiply very quickly. The technicians at Critter Control® of Orlando have over three decades of experience in rat trapping and waste cleanup, so you can rest assured your home is in good hands. Call us today at 407.295.7194 with any questions or to set up your free home inspection.