Rat Control

Rats are nothing new to the home and business owners of Cape Cod, but with multiple species in the areas within and surrounding The Cape, identifying each individual type of rat often proves to be difficult.

The best way to prevent against these pesky creatures is to take steps toward rat-proofing your home or business. Even after rat-proofing steps have been taken, keep an eye out for these signs of rat infestation:

  • Pitter pattering of footsteps or scratching coming from within walls or ceilings
  • Rat droppings, especially in or around food, cabinets, or under the sinkrat
  • Signs of chewing or nibbling on walls, furniture, or food containers
  • Nesting signs like shredded fabric, paper, or even vegetation

Rat control encompasses a variety of preventative techniques to minimize the possibility of infestation. The process begins by eliminating entrance points that rats use to enter your structure by sealing holes and cracks with materials that a rat cannot chew through. The massive incisor teeth in the upper and lower jaws of a rat are always growing, which leads to them constantly looking for something to wear down the teeth with.

Reducing their food source is another important step in the rat control process, as an easy meal is highly attractive to rats. Ensuring that all food containers in your home are kept sealed and making sure any pet feeders are secured is a great start. Also be sure to keep all floors and countertops cleaned, don’t let garbage cans overflow, and ensure that their lids are on tight.

Rats may produce up to five litters per year because of their year-round breeding habits, allowing them to outnumber humans in some places. Because of the rapid rate at which rats reproduce, it is recommended that home and business owners immediately seek the help of a professional to bring any infestation under control.

The Professionals at Critter Control® of Cape Cod are standing by, ready to help.

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