No one wants to find rats on their property. You especially want to avoid getting them in your house. Unfortunately, these resourceful rodents have ways of getting in and staying there. They don’t need much of an invitation to make your home their own.
If you have rats in the area, it won’t be long before they make their way to you. You have to work to keep them out, or else work harder to remove them. These five tips will help you keep your home rat-free.
1. Seal Openings
Rats don’t wait for you to leave the front door open. All it takes is a crack or a small hole for them to work their way inside. Once they find their opening, they slip in and start to make your home theirs.
To keep them out, you have to cut off their way in. A professional inspection can pick out potential entries that you may not even see. We will examine your walls and foundation, and seal any problem areas before rats can sneak inside.
2. Don’t Give Them Shelter
A rat doesn’t need a big invitation to start a nest. A tree limb, an old car, or a pile of junk near your house can shelter them. Once they are that close, it doesn’t take much. They will find a way in.
Before this happens, clear out any debris near your house. To be sure, it helps to have a professional examine the areas around the home for signs of rats. Keep it clear to give yourself a better chance at keeping them out.
3. Insulation and Screens
Sometimes the protection you have for your house wears out. Insulation wears down over time, and a rat can chew its way in. Other times, they find their way in through open vents. These rodents will find any opportunity you leave.
We can help you ensure your home is protected. From identifying insulation issues to screening your vents, we can shore up your defenses. Before they can find their way in, we can keep them out.
4. Outdoor Poisons
You can find rat poison at any hardware or home repair store. This is great if you know what you are doing. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. You need to keep poison outside and keep it away from outdoor pets or other animals that may get in.
Professional exterminators have the right poison to keep the rats away. More than that, we’ll keep you and your kids and pets safe in the process. From proper placement to the right precautions, we’ll protect your home without endangering those you love.
5. Call Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination
A rat problem doesn’t usually stop at one house. If anyone in your neighborhood has them, odds are they will find their way to you too. You can try to go it alone. Unless you’re trained in pest control, though, you are taking a chance.
Our team has the training and experience to help. We will come to your home and fortify your home to keep these pests out. If they are already in, we will work to get them out–and keep them out. If you want to learn more about keeping rats out of your home, contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination today.