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Rat Trapping

Scurrying noises in the attic or rat droppings around your home are the first signs you may have rats in your home. Other subtle signs you may notice include:

  • Rat droppings
  • Chewed floorboards
  • Grease marks along the walls

At this point, you need to call your local rat trapper and removal company to inspect your home for a rat problem. If you have rats in your home, they could be causing thousands of dollars of damage to your home.

Dangers of Rats

Rats also bring with them a wealth of diseases that can impact your family and your pets. Just their urine alone can spread leptospirosis, which causes kidney and liver damage. The disease can also be transmitted through bites and scratches, so you need to be wary when attempting to trap or identify rats.

Additionally, the critters transmit the viral disease lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and even the bubonic plague in some areas. Devastatingly, you don’t even have to be near a rat to catch the plague from them as it is transmitted by flea bites.

Why You Should Call the Professionals

It is always best to call in a professional rat trapping service if you suspect there are rats in your home. While you can purchase several different traps and poisons, you won’t always know all the pests have been taken care of. Trapping the critters independently also leaves you to locate and dispose of the carcass, which can begin to spread a stench throughout your home as it decays.

Additionally, rats tend to avoid things they don’t know, so a rat trap alone is not enough to catch most of them. Given the danger of disease and the challenge these rodents pose, it is best to hire a professional who can safely and confidently remove all rats from your home in a timely and efficient manner. Contact the experts at Critter Control® of Cape Cod at 508-760-0404 to receive your estimate today.

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