Many people recognize there might be rats in their home when they hear small skittering noises or scratching noises. You also may discover that you have rats because of damage that is being caused to items around your home. Handling rats is usually a very tough problem but our team of experts are experienced in removing and preventing rats and know the most reliable methods to remove them quickly.
Rats are an issue in almost every area of the world, not just in Boca Raton. They use their long, sharp front teeth for gnawing on things and their side teeth to grind up food. They will nest just about anywhere, and start an infestation very rapidly, so you must take action as soon as possible if you think rats may have invaded your home. They will find a way into your property through small cracks, holes, crevices, or any openings they can fit through. Rats can squeeze into very small access points so even if you believe it is too small, they can most likely fit so it should be sealed.
What do you need to know about rats?
Rats will make their nests in various parts of your home like crawl spaces, wall spaces, and below decks. Using traps to try to get rid of rats rarely ever works, rats are very cautious of anything new that is put in their way and will usually avoid it. Most DIY methods you may find online take a very long time and often don’t fully eliminate the rats causing them to come back.
Rats are also capable of transmitting a variety of diseases, so when they are running throughout your house, on your floor and counters they leave a range of germs behind. What’s more, rats will often be infested with ticks or fleas which will be another problem for you to worry about. One of the diseases that rats frequently carry is leptospirosis. Infection is most likely to occur when you have an open wound and come into contact with contaminated water. Some of the symptoms of leptospirosis are:
- a fever and chills.
- diarrhea, vomiting, or both.
- muscle pain, particularly lower back and calves.
- a rash.
- red and irritated eyes.
- Jaundice, yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes.
If you have a rat infestation and have some of these symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately. As soon as you suspect rat infestation, call our rat control experts right away! It is best to get rid of rats quickly so that they are not able to spread and do more damage to your home.
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Our superior Boca Raton exterminators are familiar with the common rat entry points of businesses and houses in the Palm Beach County area. Simply give us a call at (561) 227-3335 to set up a consultation and find out how we can help you protect from future rat invasions as well.